June 5, 2013, Mountain View, CA - The El Camino Hospital District today announced its new name - the El Camino Healthcare District. The District also unveiled a new brand identity, including a new logo and web site: www.elcaminohealthcaredistrict.org.
The name change acknowledges a greater focus on community health and wellness. The renaming also represents the District’s dedicated efforts to improve transparency and demonstrate the separate functions of the District and El Camino Hospital.
"As we strategically shift our approach to meeting the community's health needs and place a greater focus on wellness, renaming the District better encapsulates the breadth and depth of health services and education that will keep our community well," said John Zoglin, chairman of the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors. "Renaming the District also provides additional clarity around the separate and distinct roles of the District and the Hospital."
The resolution passed unanimously during the recent District Board meeting and was verified shortly thereafter by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
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.