From Our Leadership

Dear Community Members,

Every year, our community benefit grant programs help the most vulnerable and underserved in our community with services that have become even more critically needed during the COVID-19 crisis. The Fiscal Year 2020 Community Benefit Report for El Camino Healthcare District and El Camino Hospital, “Improving Health, Changing Lives,” highlights our financial investment in community health and how we, together with our partners, are responding to unmet health needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated and highlighted these tremendous unmet needs, and this report describes how our grant partners adapted quickly to support those hardest hit in our community.

In fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020), our investments included:

  • El Camino Hospital Total Community Benefit: $72.7 million — $7.8 million more than last year — serving 92,730 people, including $3.6 million for 80 grants and sponsorships.
  • El Camino Healthcare District Community Benefit: $7.4 million in 68 grants and sponsorships serving 62,810 people.
  • $240,000 in COVID-19 emergency funds to 16 agencies in April and May 2020.
  • El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors approved an additional $2.4 million for COVID-19 testing in the District during fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

El Camino Hospital total community benefit includes charity care and unreimbursed Medi-Cal for nearly 11,500 patients at our two hospitals. Through community grants, the District and the Hospital both fund local efforts to provide access to quality health and wellness services through grant partnerships with the safety net clinics, school districts and nonprofit organizations highlighted in this report.

Just as our hospitals, doctors and staff have adapted rapidly to the pandemic, our community benefit partners pivoted quickly to ensure the continuation of these vital services, and we are deeply committed to our role as a funding partner.

Gary Kalbach, FY 2020 Chair, Board of Directors El Camino Healthcare District

Lanhee J. Chen, FY 2020 Chair, Board of Directors El Camino Hospital

Dan Woods, Chief Executive Officer, El Camino Health

El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors

Peter C. Fung, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, FAHA

Gary Kalbach, FY20 Chair

Julia E. Miller, FY20 Secretary/Treasurer, FY20 CBAC Board Liaison

George O. Ting, MD, FY20 Vice Chair

John L. Zoglin

El Camino Hospital Board of Directors

Lanhee J. Chen, JD, PhD, FY20 Chair

Peter C. Fung, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, FAHA

Gary Kalbach

Julie Kliger, MPA, BSN

Julia E. Miller, FY20 Secretary/Treasurer

Jack Po, MD, PhD

Bob Rebitzer

George O. Ting, MD

Don C. Watters

John L. Zoglin, FY20 Vice Chair, FY20 CBAC Board Liaison

El Camino Health

Dan Woods, Chief Executive Officer, El Camino Health

Addressing Unmet Health Needs

El Camino Healthcare District and El Camino Hospital provide annual grants to community-based organizations, clinics and schools to address local unmet health needs. This annual report provides an overview of these programs and the critical services they deliver.

The 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) guides the Community Benefit grants program using the following priority area framework: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind and Healthy Community. Each priority area has identified unmet health needs listed below. Every three years, El Camino Hospital conducts a CHNA to determine the most pressing health issues in our region alongside other local healthcare leaders — including six nonprofit hospitals, Santa Clara County Public Health Department, the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

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  • Diabetes & Obesity
  • Chronic Conditions
    (other than Diabetes & Obesity)
  • Healthcare Access & Delivery
  • Oral/ Dental Health
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  • Behavioral Health
  • Cognitive Decline
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  • Violence & Injury Prevention
  • Economic Stability
  • Housing & Homelessness
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Community Benefit Advisory Council

Barbara Avery, Chair, Director, Community Benefit, El Camino Hospital

Cherise Brandell, PhD, Director of Library and Community Services, City of Sunnyvale*

Bonnie Broderick, RD, MPH, Director, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention Program Santa Clara County Public Health Department

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

Rhonda Farber, PhD, Past Superintendent, Campbell Union High School District

Mike Gonzalez, MPA, Division Program Manager, Division of Equity & Social Justice, Santa Clara County Executive Office*

Kathi McShane, Senior Pastor, Los Altos United Methodist Church

Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto, LCSW, Director of Housing, YWCA Silicon Valley

Marilyn Winkleby, PhD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Office of Community Health Stanford University School of Medicine

Paul Taylor, Past CEO of Momentum for Mental Health

*Joined in FY20

Members active for FY2020 grant cycle no longer serving on the council:

Cynthia Bojorquez, Library and Community Services Director, City of Sunnyvale

Laura Macias, Past Mayor/Councilmember City of Mountain View

James Ramoni, LCSW, Director, Department of Aging and Adult Services, Santa Clara County

Community Benefit Staff

Cecile Currier, Vice President, Corporate and Community Health Services

Barbara Avery, Director, Community Benefit

Anne Boyd Rabkin, Senior Community Benefit Specialist

Sharan Johal, Senior Community Benefit Specialist

Laurie Withers, Sponsorship Coordinator

Lindsay Zarcone, Community Benefit Administrative Assistant


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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.) in the 1950s. The District’s purpose is to establish, maintain and operate, or provide assistance in the operation of one or more health facilities (as that term is defined in the California Health and Safety Code Section 1250) or health services at any location within or without the territorial limits of the District, for the benefit of the District and the people served by the District, and to do any and all other acts and things necessary to carry out the provisions of the District’s Bylaws and the Local Health Care District Law. The District’s boundaries 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 Health provides a personalized healthcare experience at two non-profit acute care hospitals in Los Gatos and Mountain View and at primary care, multi-specialty care, and urgent care locations across Santa Clara County. For nearly sixty years, the organization has grown to meet the needs of individuals and communities it serves. Bringing together the best in new technology and advanced medicine, the network of nationally recognized physicians and care teams deliver high-quality, compassionate care. Key medical specialties include cancer, heart and vascular, mental health and addiction services, mother baby, and lifestyle medicine. The hospitals have earned numerous awards for clinical excellence, such as a 5-Star Overall Hospital Quality Rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and nursing care, including three consecutive American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Care. Affiliated partners include El Camino Health Foundation, El Camino Health Medical Network and Concern.

Through the Community Benefit Grant Program, El Camino Health partners with organizations working to address the unmet health needs of underserved and at-risk community members in an effort to improve the overall health and well-being of the community. The Community Benefit Grant Program provides grants and sponsorships for programs focusing on preventing disease, improving mental health, and making healthy choices and healthcare more accessible.