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El Camino Hospital Receives Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care Facility Designation

Mountain View, CA - December 19, 2013 - El Camino Hospital today announced that its Orthopedic Institute has been re-designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® (IOQ) Orthopedic Care Facility for spine surgery at both the Mountain View and Los Gatos campuses. Additionally, the Mountain View campus has also qualified for the Aetna IOQ for total joint replacement. Designated IOQ facilities demonstrate excellence in clinical quality, value and access for orthopedic care, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

“The Orthopedic Institute is committed to providing the best possible patient-centered care for a full spectrum of complex orthopedic conditions,” said Tomi Ryba, president and chief executive officer of El Camino Hospital. “We are pleased that Aetna has recognized our programs and clinical teams for excellence in spine surgery and total joint replacement as part of the Aetna IOQ Orthopedic Care Facilities network.”

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

The Orthopedic Institute at El Camino Hospital provides a comprehensive and seamless continuum of care, including post-surgical acute rehabilitation and outpatient therapies. El Camino Hospital ranks among the leading hospitals in Northern California specializing in joint replacement, performing more than 500 joint replacements each year utilizing the latest technology. Additionally, the hospital’s spine specialists are trained in advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures.