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El Camino Health Earns Gold Plus Recognition

El Camino Health Earns Gold Plus Recognition from American Heart Association for Excellence in Stroke Care

Mountain View, CA – El Camino Health's Mountain View and Los Gatos campuses have received three American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards for demonstrating commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.

"El Camino Health is committed to advancing care and outstanding patient outcomes through streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for heart attacks and strokes," Dr. Mark Adams, chief medical officer at El Camino Health. "The Get With The Guidelines programs make it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which helps us ensure more people in Santa Clara County experience longer, healthier lives."

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, it is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, respectively. Studies show patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines.

Get With The Guidelines put the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines. As a participant in Get With The Guidelines programs, El Camino Health qualified for the award by demonstrating how the organization has committed to improving quality care.

This year, El Camino Health received these achievement awards:

  • Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Award
    • Gold Plus
    • Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll
    • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

"We are pleased to recognize El Camino Health for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care," said John Warner, M.D., FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association and executive vice president for health system affairs at UT Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas. "Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association's quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities."

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About El Camino Health

El Camino Health has served the communities of Santa Clara County for more than 60 years, with nationally recognized physicians and nurses at two not-for-profit acute care hospitals in Los Gatos and Mountain View, and primary care, multi-specialty care, and urgent care locations across the region. El Camino Health is dedicated to giving patients high-quality care utilizing the most advanced technology and research, delivering results first and respect always.

Aside from achieving outstanding patient outcomes, the hospitals have earned numerous awards for clinical excellence, including being named one of the World's Best Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek and becoming the San Francisco Bay Area's first Magnet hospital, earning four consecutive designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence.

Key service lines include cancer care, cardiovascular care, maternity care, mental health and addiction services, orthopedics, pulmonology, and women's health. Visit elcaminohealth.org to learn more.

 

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