El Camino Healthcare District Director Dennis Chiu Named Trustee of the Year by the Association of California Healthcare Districts
Mountain View, CA, June 2, 2016 - El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors Vice Chair Dennis W. Chiu, JD, has been selected as the recipient of the Association of California Healthcare Districts’ (ACHD) Healthcare District Trustee of the Year award. The award was presented at ACHD’s Annual Meeting on May 5, 2016, in Monterey, CA.
"I am humbled and grateful," said Director Chiu. "I share this award with my fellow Directors at El Camino Healthcare District, and recognize the hard work of other trustees and directors serving California’s other 78 healthcare districts."
Director Chiu was recognized for his dedication and leadership qualities, particularly in the areas of strategy, finance and collaboration. His foresight into creating solutions will help maintain and increase the services provided to residents of El Camino Healthcare District. He has been an advocate for increasing support for community benefit programs and mental health services, and an ambassador for the District at countless community events. Director Chiu has served on the El Camino Healthcare District Board for over three years.
He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law and Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
California Healthcare Districts respond to the specialized health needs of California communities. Voters created 78 Healthcare Districts to fulfill health local care needs. Of these, 54 serve the state’s rural areas. Healthcare Districts provide access to essential health services and are directly accountable at the community level. As a result, tens of millions of Californians have been able to access care that would otherwise be out of reach.
The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) represents Healthcare Districts throughout the state. The Association serves the diverse needs of California’s Healthcare Districts by enhancing public awareness, training and educating its members and advocating for legislation and regulatory policies that allow Healthcare Districts to deliver the best possible health services to Californians. Learn more at www.achd.org.
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.