MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA., February 18, 2009--El Camino Hospital District Board member Mark O'Connor is resigning from his position on the five-member, publicly elected board effective February 28, 2010 due to personal reasons. Mr. O'Connor has been an active board member since 1994, serving as chairperson from 2003 to 2005.
"Mark's tenure on the board has spanned many significant events in El Camino Hospital's history," says current Board Chairperson Wesley Alles, "from the early part of his term when he was instrumental in ensuring that El Camino Hospital remain a locally governed, independent hospital, to his leadership during the Measure D bond campaign to help fund our new hospital. His commitment to the people who live in the community led to his passionate support for the hospital's community benefit program. Mark O'Connor has had tremendous impact over these past 16 years on the hospital, its patients and the community."
In addition to his term on the El Camino Hospital District and Hospital Board, Mr. O'Connor served on the El Camino Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, the CONCERN: EAP Board of Directors, and the Community Benefit Advisory Group. A licensed physician assistant, he regularly contributed his professional skills as a volunteer at the hospital's RotaCare Free Clinic.
To fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Mr. O'Connor, the remaining District Board members will appoint a new member at a special meeting on April 20, 2010. Any person interested in filling the vacancy on the District Board must be a registered voter in the
El Camino Hospital District and should send a cover letter and his or her resume to:
Wesley F. Alles, Chairperson of the Board
El Camino Hospital District
c/o Pam Marshbank
2500 Grant Road, ECH 1C31
Mountain View, CA 94040
Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 1, 2010. References and recommendations are encouraged.
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 publically noticed, open to the public, and available for viewing on the District website.