MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 6, 2017 – El Camino Healthcare District Board member Dennis Chiu has decided to resign from his position on the five-member publicly elected El Camino Healthcare District Board and the El Camino Hospital Board. He has served on the El Camino Healthcare District Board since first being elected in November 2012 and joined the El Camino Hospital Board shortly thereafter.
Chiu served as Vice Chair of both the District and Hospital Boards, as Chair of the Hospital Finance Committee and was a member of the Corporate Compliance, Privacy and Internal Audit Committee. Recently Director Chiu has found that his other responsibilities prevent him from being able to devote the time to the Hospital and District responsibilities. His resignation is effective June 30, 2017.
“Dennis’ contributions to the District and Hospital Boards have helped in guiding decisions that aim to benefit our District communities and the broader Silicon Valley,” said District Board Chairman Peter C. Fung, MD. “He is passionate about furthering healthcare legislation to benefit patients and families and the physician community and we wish him success in this endeavor.”
“We thank Dennis for his important roles on the Hospital Board and Board committees. He has been a valuable member of the Hospital Board and I have appreciated his role as Vice Chair,” said Neal Cohen, MD, Chair, El Camino Hospital Board of Directors.
“It has been my privilege to serve as a champion for the residents of the El Camino Healthcare District,” said Mr. Chiu in tendering his resignation. “It also has been my honor to serve with my colleagues on the District and Hospital Boards, the members of the committees on which I served and the dedicated staff. As a Board member, I supported policies that diversified streams of revenue and protected and preserved the hospital's ability to provide top quality state-of-the-art healthcare to patients.”
The El Camino Healthcare District Board will consider how to address filling the vacancy at the June 20 District Board meeting.
The El Camino Hospital District was established by voter approval in 1956 in accordance with California Local Hospital District Law. The purpose of the District is to establish, maintain and operate or provide assistance in the operation of health facilities and other health care services provider, groups and organizations that are necessary for the maintenance of good physical and mental health in the communities served by the District. The District, now known as El Camino Healthcare District, encompasses most of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills; a large portion of Sunnyvale, and small sections of Cupertino, Santa Clara and Palo Alto. The publicly elected El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors approves tax dollar expenditures, including expenditures for the award winning Community Benefit program. Community Benefit funds are granted each year to local nonprofits, schools and government programs that provide critical health services to the underserved. All District Board meetings are publicly noticed, open to the public and available for viewing on the District website.