El Camino Hospital

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El Camino Hospital
El Camino Healthcare District
El Camino Hospital logo.gif
LocationMountain View, Los Gatos, California, US
FundingPublic hospital
Hospital typeDistrict

El Camino Hospital is a non-profit hospital with 420 beds (Mountain View Main Campus)[1] based on a 41-acre (17 ha) campus in Mountain View, California. There is a second, smaller hospital campus, El Camino Hospital, Los Gatos, in Los Gatos, with additional satellite clinics in the West Valley/Lower Peninsula area of Silicon Valley. Since September 2017, the CEO has been Dan Woods.[2] The Chief Operating Officer has been James D. Griffith since 2018.[3]

El Camino Hospital serves residents in the El Camino Healthcare District, a special tax district[2] that includes Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and portions of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and Cupertino,[4] as well as people in surrounding communities. The hospital opened in 1961 following a successful ballot initiative in 1956 to establish the tax district and fund the construction of the hospital with $7.3 million in bonds.[5] In 2009 it bought the former Community Hospital of Los Gatos and renamed it El Camino Hospital Los Gatos.[6] Land was acquired in 2016 for a campus in San Jose.[4]

El Camino Hospital has several times been designated a nursing magnet hospital by the American Nursing Credentialing Center.[7] Specialties include cardiac care, dialysis, cancer care, maternal child health services, orthopedics, neurosurgery and behavioral health.

U.S. News ranked the hospital #16 (out of 415 hospitals) for Best Hospitals in California.[8]


  1. ^ "El Camino Hospital". Health Care: Best Hospitals. US News and World Report. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Kevin Forestieri (November 3, 2017). "Hospital's new CEO says patient care is top priority". Mountain View Voice. pp. 1, 8.
  3. ^ "El Camino Hospital hires new chief operating officer". Los Altos Town Crier. 24 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b Kevin Forestieri (July 28, 2017) [July 27, 2017]. "El Camino plans to open new clinic in San Jose". Mountain View Voice.
  5. ^ Jennifer van der Kleut (September 23, 2011). "El Camino Hospital Turns 50". Los Gatos Patch.
  6. ^ Casey Weiss (April 16, 2009). "It's official: El Camino adds Los Gatos site". Mountain View Voice.
  7. ^ Kevin Forestieri (October 10, 2016) [October 7, 2016]. "El Camino Hospital nurses reject new contract". Mountain View Voice.
  8. ^ "Best Hospitals in California". U.S. News.

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Coordinates: 37°22′08″N 122°04′48″W / 37.3690°N 122.0800°W / 37.3690; -122.0800