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Meenesh Bhimani, MD

El Camino Health Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

El Camino Health has named Meenesh Bhimani, MD, as the organization's new chief operating officer (COO). He will oversee hospital operational and functional areas including all clinical inpatient areas, nursing, facilities, patient experience, pharmacy and all support and ancillary services. His first day is Monday, August 8.

"I believe Meenesh's track record of leadership as both a hospital and physician executive as well as his insight as an emergency medicine physician with more than 20 years of experience will be a valuable addition to our leadership team," said Dan Woods, chief executive officer of El Camino Health. "He is a great fit for the enterprise and we look forward to having him on board."

Dr. Bhimani will lead initiatives across El Camino Health's enterprise to achieve clinical and operational excellence by improving outcomes and efficiencies, while increasing patient satisfaction.

"I am proud to join an organization with a deeply rooted culture of innovation and safety as well as a commitment to raising the bar in delivering patient care," said Dr. Bhimani. "These are areas I am passionate about, and I look forward to serving El Camino Health as COO."

Before joining El Camino Health, Dr. Bhimani held various roles at O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA, including hospital executive. He was also president of Emergency Physicians Associates. Dr. Bhimani is board certified in emergency medicine and was a physician at Kaiser Permanente Greater Southern Alameda County, Washington Hospital, and St. Louise Regional Hospital.

Dr. Bhimani has a master's in health administration from Cornell University. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and MD at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

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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.

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