The Fogarty Institute for Innovation and El Camino Hospital have long enjoyed a strong partnership. That’s why we were delighted to be recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review’s prestigious “50 Hospitals with Innovation Programs” 2016 list.
“To us, device innovation means focusing on the discovery of a health challenge and inventing a solution that improves quality outcomes and lowers costs,” said Tomi Ryba, president and CEO of El Camino Hospital.
“Having the Fogarty Institute right on our campus allows the opportunity for medtech startups to be involved in identifying and solving real problems, while having access to world-class nurses, technicians and physicians who work on healthcare issues on a daily basis and can provide an instantaneous response on what works and what doesn’t. This creates an unparalleled synergy that will ultimately create a more effective solution.”
Hospitals on the list were selected because of their demonstrated commitment to bettering healthcare by tackling the biggest challenges facing patient care and care delivery. According to Becker’s Hospital Review’s editor, “These health systems are among those that have committed to keeping up with — or getting ahead of — the pace of change in healthcare by forming dedicated centers and institutes for innovation.”
The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team considered nominations and conducted editorial research to select the hospitals included on this list.
“We are very proud to have made Becker’s Hospital Review‘s list. It validates our commitment to our location on the El Camino Hospital campus, which helps drive solutions that lead to better patient care,” said Tom Krummel, MD, chairman of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation. “Since our inception in 2007, The Fogarty Institute has enjoyed a strong partnership with the hospital, where the physicians and the Institute’s innovators are continuously collaborating to find and develop potential solutions to improve and save patients’ lives.”
Becker’s Hospital Review has published a version of this list since 2015, and this is the first time it has featured 50 hospitals. The full list can be read here: http://bit.ly/2dgSM5Q