From Our Leadership

Dear Community Members,
We are pleased to share with you the FY 2018 Community Benefit Report for El Camino Healthcare District and El Camino Hospital, “Improving Health, Changing Lives”. This year we introduce a new web version of the report to make it more accessible. The report highlights how our Community Benefit programs are addressing the unmet health needs of many of our neighbors.

The District and the Hospital together support local efforts to provide access to quality health and wellness services through partnerships with the nonprofits, school districts, clinics, and community service agencies highlighted in this report. These investments have made a difference in the lives of thousands of our neighbors, young and old and from diverse backgrounds. In FY 2018 we contributed:

  • $63.5 million in total El Camino Hospital Community Benefit, including $3.1 million for community health grants and sponsorships
  • $6.9 million in community health grants and sponsorships from the El Camino Healthcare District
  • 100 grants and 51 sponsorships for a combined total of $10 million

Although the District and the Hospital have separate, individually funded Community Benefit programs, they share the same goals:

  • Make meaningful investments that help individuals in our community — especially the economically disadvantaged — get the healthcare they need
  • Fund local programs and activities that contribute to the health and well-being of the entire community

We invite you to read how our Community Benefit commitment is helping our neighbors through vital support services, such as primary care and dental care for low-income and homeless individuals, school-based health programs, mental health counseling, diabetes and hypertension prevention, food pantries, and support for at-risk youth and victims of domestic violence. Together, we can meet the challenges of preventing disease, supporting good health at every stage of life, and helping all members of our community access healthcare that meets the highest standards of excellence.

Peter C. Fung, MD, Chair, Board of Directors El Camino Healthcare District

Lanhee J. Chen, Chair, Board of Directors El Camino Hospital

Dan Woods, Chief Executive Officer El Camino Hospital

Download our Community Benefit report

El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors

Peter C. Fung, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, FAHA, FY18 Chair, FY18 Community Benefit Advisory Council (CBAC) Board Liaison

Neysa Fligor, JD

Julia E. Miller, FY18 Vice Chair, FY18 CBAC Board Liaison

David Reeder, MS

John L. Zoglin, FY18 Secretary/Treasurer

El Camino Hospital Board of Directors

Lanhee J. Chen, JD, PhD, FY18 Chair

Neysa Fligor, JD

Peter C. Fung, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, FAHA, FY18 CBAC Board Liaison

Jeffrey M. Davis, MD, MPH

Gary Kalbach

Julie Kliger, MPA, BSN, RN

Julia E. Miller, FY18 Secretary/Treasurer, FY18 CBAC Board Liaison

Bob Rebitzer

David Reeder, MS

John L. Zoglin, FY18 Vice Chair

El Camino Hospital

Dan Woods, CEO, El Camino Hospital

Sponsorship Recipients

El Camino Healthcare District Sponsorships

  • American Red Cross
  • Avenidas Housing Conference
  • BAWSI (Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative)
  • CHAC (Community Health Awareness Council)
  • City of Mountain View Senior Center
  • City of Sunnyvale Senior Center
  • Community Services Agency Mountain View
  • Downtown Streets Team
  • Healthier Kids Foundation
  • HomeFirst
  • Mentor Tutor Connection
  • Momentum for Mental Health
  • Our Kids, Our Community Summer Meals Fundraiser (Sunnyvale Rotary Foundation/Sunnyvale School District/Sunnyvale Community Services)
  • Outlet, a Program of Adolescent Counseling Services
  • Pacific Stroke Association
  • Pathways Home Health and Hospice
  • Project WeHOPE
  • Sunnyvale PAL (Police Athletics League)— Kick, Lead and Dream Soccer Camp
  • Valley Medical Foundation


El Camino Hospital Sponsorships

  • AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement)
  • Abilities United
  • Aging Services Collaborative
  • Alum Rock Counseling Center
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Kidney Fund
  • Cancer CAREpoint
  • Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
  • Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care
  • City of San Jose Senior Winter Walk and Resource Fair
  • Congregation Shir Hadash Health Fair
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Heart of Hope Asian American Hospice Care
  • Hope’s Corner
  • Hunger at Home
  • Jenny’s Light Run
  • Joint Venture Silicon Valley — Self-Sufficiency Standard Report for California
  • Los Gatos Lions Club Youth Mental Health Event
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Clara County
  • Next Door Solutions
  • People Acting in Community Together (PACT)
  • Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Kids in Common Children’s Summit
  • Preclampsia Foundation
  • Project Cornerstone
  • Services for Brain Injury
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group Turkey Trot and Heart & Soles Run
  • Silicon Valley YWCA
  • Standup for Kids
  • Strides for Life Colon Cancer
  • Uplift Family Services
  • West Valley Services
  • YWCA Silicon Valley

"Thank you for helping us. We never thought we would be in this situation. You were very kind and patient. I would be homeless without your assistance and appreciate your compassion and help."

61-year-old senior client with 24-year-old disabled son, Sunnyvale Community Services

"I am dealing with diabetes and high blood pressure issues, and the staff have always been extremely caring, attentive and thorough regarding all of my medical and other needs. Thank you again for everyone’s role in saving the lives of people on the street (like me) and for treating us with respect."

Medical Respite Patient

Organizational Overview

El Camino Healthcare District was formed pursuant to the California Local Health Care District Law (California Health and Safety Code Sections 32000 et seq.) to provide healthcare services that foster good physical and mental health. The District boundaries, set in the late 1950s, encompass Mountain View and Los Altos, large portions of Sunnyvale and Los Altos Hills, and small sections of Cupertino, Santa Clara, and Palo Alto. The District is governed by a five-member publicly elected Board and provides oversight of El Camino Hospital, a nonprofit community hospital. The District also administers a Community Benefit Program, which addresses unmet health needs through grants and collaborations with local schools, nonprofits, and social and health service providers.

El Camino Hospital is an acute-care, 443-bed, nonprofit and locally governed organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, California. Key medical specialties include cancer, heart and vascular, men’s health, mental health, neuroscience, orthopedic and spine, senior health, urology, and the first Women’s Hospital in Northern California. The hospital is recognized as a national leader in the use of health information technology and wireless communications, and has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center as well as three consecutive ANCC Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Care.

“Supporting more than 100 local partners, our Community Benefit grants include promoting access to safety-net clinics and culturally appropriate services. Too many vulnerable community members lack opportunities for good health. More than a third of adults lack dental insurance, 46% have pre-diabetes or undiagnosed diabetes, and only half of people with high blood pressure have it under control. Together with our partners, we are filling critical gaps.”

Cecile Currier, Vice President, Corporate & Community Health Services, El Camino Hospital