Mountain View, CA – For the third year in a row, El Camino Health's Los Gatos and Mountain View hospitals earned five stars, the highest ranking possible, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The national average among hospitals is three stars.
"Earning a 5-Star CMS Overall Hospital Quality rating for the third straight year is a testament to our nurses, physicians and other team members who come together every day to provide safe, high-quality and compassionate care," said Mark Adams, MD, chief medical officer at El Camino Health.
By using 47 quality measures, the CMS Stars program helps both the public to understand how healthcare is delivered and for hospitals to note areas of improvement. The overall hospital rating ranges from 1 to 5 stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures of mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.
Of the 47 measures in the report, El Camino Health met or exceeded the national mean scores in 24 measures including 30-day mortality rate for heart failure, readmission rate for outpatient surgery and total hip and knee replacement, and central-line associated bloodstream infection.
Choosing a hospital is a complex and personal decision that reflects one's individual needs and preferences. When an individual chooses to seek care at El Camino Health, they are accessing quality, compassionate and personalized care that is tailored and culturally sensitive. Our doctors, nurses and other team members are committed to providing an exceptional hospital experience that includes delivering safe, timely and appropriate care to help you go home sooner and stay out of the hospital. This third-party rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services validates the care patients receive from El Camino Health.
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.