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El Camino Celebrates Future of New Building

El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., celebrated the opening of its new facility Oct. 3 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.

Hospital employees, medical staff, volunteers, and community leaders joined the celebration.

Patients will move to the $470 million acute-care building Nov. 15.

“El Camino Hospital made a promise seven years ago to create the community healthcare destination of Silicon Valley. We are pleased today we can demonstrate how we have kept that promise while providing a state-of-the-art hospital that will enhance the quality of patient care in the community,” said Ken Graham, CEO. “We focused on quality, safety, innovation and the patient experience when designing the facility. Our activation teams worked around the clock to complete it on time and within budget.”

The front entrance of the new El Camino Hospital in Mountain View

Key features of the five-story hospital include:

• Advanced seismic safety design; inside the hospital walls are express elevators with special alarms, alerts and safety features that protect patients, and staff during a quake

• Biometric palm scanning patient registration

• Advanced electronic patient beds with built-in translators for 22 languages

• Robots that contribute to a cleaner environment by moving independently throughout the hospital carrying medical supplies and patient meals

• Family-friendly lounges on every floor that offer a relaxing space for guests

Marsha Hurst, RN, clinical manager of interventional services, provides a public tour of the cath lab.

• Personalized food selections through electronic order entry and help from a host

• Wall-to-wall wireless technology

• A cardiac cath lab with biplane angiography which can look at the heart from two different viewpoints, leading to increased accuracy and improved safety

• High-performance digital imaging systems in the radiology department that provide faster, more accurate results for patient exams

• Designated robotic surgery rooms that include the most up-to-date robotic surgery devices for minimally invasive procedures

• Natural light throughout the hospital; private, quiet patient rooms

Donna Mirenda, RN, clinical nurse II, critical care, provides a public tour of a patient’s room.

• Family-friendly lounges on every patient floor that offer a relaxing space for guests to enjoy coffee or tea, read, watch TV, or check e-mail at the computer stations

• In-room Internet service, including patient access to interactive education modules and their records

• Guest services program for any personal requests such as pet care coordination and personal patient liaisons

• Personalized food selections through electronic order entry and help from a host

• Labyrinth, bamboo garden for peaceful walks, and meditation room

By | 2020-04-15T15:16:02-04:00 November 2nd, 2009|Categories: Regional, West|0 Comments

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