Mountain View, CA – El Camino Health has once again been named a five ribbon hospital, receiving top honors on Newsweek's 2023 list of America's Best Maternity Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by Statista Inc.
"Prestigious honors like this underscore why El Camino Health delivers more babies than any other healthcare provider in the area," said Dan Woods, El Camino Health's chief executive officer. "Families choose to deliver here because we have excellent physicians and seasoned caregivers, and soon we will have a completely remodeled women's hospital." El Camino Heath delivers more than 5,000 babies annually and is currently expanding the women's hospital on its Mountain View campus in a $149 million project to accommodate more families. The goal of the expansion is to create an environment that will deliver the most advanced science in medicine to ensure superior care for every step of the patient journey. Facility improvements include:
- 66 percent more patient rooms in labor and delivery
- 44 percent more patient rooms in the mother-baby unit
- 20 percent more neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) beds
A new NICU and maternity unit is scheduled to be completed this summer, with the fully remodeled facility scheduled to be completed in 2024. El Camino Health is currently the only healthcare system in the San Francisco Bay Area with a dedicated women's hospital.
Newsweek and Statista developed a complex methodology to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking. Three data sources were used for the evaluation:
- Nationwide online survey – Hospital managers and healthcare professionals with knowledge about maternity processes (e.g. midwives, neonatal and OB/GYNs) were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals in the United States
- Medical key performance indicators – With a focus on indicators relevant to maternity care, such as a hospital's rate of cesarean births
- Patient satisfaction data
Newsweek and Statista invited more than 10,000 medical professionals to participate in the survey. Only 384 winners were recognized on the America's Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 list, with 159 institutions receiving top honors as five ribbon hospitals, including El Camino Health, and 225 institutions designated as four ribbon hospitals. The full list of recipients appears in Newsweek online and at newsstands nationwide.
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 experience outcomes, the hospitals have earned numerous awards for clinical excellence, including being named one of the World's Best Hospitals 2023 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.