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El Camino Hospital Keeps Promises to the Community, Will Open Los Gatos Campus on July 12th

Mountain View, CA - June 26, 2009 - After finishing the last series of safety checks and system tests, and working nearly around the clock for the past several weeks, El Camino Hospital has announced its Los Gatos campus will open just three months after taking over the facility after it closed on April 11. The hospital’s emergency department will begin accepting walk-in patients at noon on July 12 and ambulance traffic on July 19. A few cases are scheduled in the operating rooms during the first week the hospital is open; the full schedule will begin July 19.

"I have nothing but the highest praise for our activation teams who have been working tirelessly and were instrumental in helping us meet our goal for opening in three very short months," says Eric Pifer, M.D., chief medical officer, El Camino Hospital and president of El Camino Hospital Los Gatos.

A media preview is scheduled for 11 a.m. on July 2.

People interested in future job openings with El Camino Hospital can send resumes to with "Los Gatos" in the subject line. Physicians are encouraged to call the physician hotline at 650-988-7698.

About El Camino Hospital

El Camino Hospital, ranked among the top five percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical excellence by HealthGrades, is an acute care, not-for-profit and locally-governed organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif. Key medical specialty focuses include cancer care, heart & vascular, neuroscience, genomic medicine, orthopedic and spine and women’s health.

El Camino Hospital has delivered the highest level of medical services to the communities of Silicon Valley for more than four decades. The hospital is also recognized as a national leader in the use of health information technology to promote patient safety, including computerized order entry, electronic medical records and wireless communications.