Hospital’s 60th birthday prompts outpouring from public officials

El Camino Health is a thriving health system with $3.15 billion in assets and hospitals in both Mountain View and Los Gatos. It all started 60 years ago, on Sept. 1, 1961, when community-built El Camino Hospital opened its doors to its first patients.

“In the mid-1950s, when orchards and fields in the Los Altos-Mountain View area were quickly turning into suburbs and commercial enclaves, a group of physicians and concerned citizens banded together to establish the much-needed community hospital,” noted Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee, who with fellow supervisors recognized El Camino Health on its milestone at their Aug. 31 meeting with a proclamation and a plaque.

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