From Our Leadership

Dear Community Members,

The past year was like no other, with the COVID-19 pandemic creating unprecedented health risks for residents. It was a year of powering through hardship and finding hope, both for our healthcare system and for our community partners. Every year, our community benefit grant programs help the most vulnerable and underserved in our area, and these frontline services have never been more important. The Fiscal Year 2021 Community Benefit Report for El Camino Healthcare District and El Camino Health, “Improving Health, Changing Lives,” highlights our financial investment in community health and how we, together with our partners, are responding to unmet health needs. Our partners showed tremendous resiliency and creativity as they adapted services to meet COVID-19 protocols while still reaching community members who desperately needed help.

In fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021), our investments included:

  • El Camino Health Total Community Benefit: $87.3 million — $14.6 million more than last year — serving 142,082 people, including $3.6 million for 64 grants and sponsorships.
  • El Camino Healthcare District Community Benefit: $8.3 million in 68 grants and sponsorships serving 58,852 people.
  • El Camino Healthcare District and El Camino Health together invested $1.1 million in COVID-19 testing and vaccination, including a vaccination center in Sunnyvale and mobile vaccine clinics, administering more than 45,000 community vaccinations.

El Camino Health total community benefit includes charity care and unreimbursed Medi-Cal for more than 12,000 patients at our two hospitals. Through community grants, the District and El Camino Health each fund local efforts to provide access to quality medical, behavioral health and wellness services through partnerships with the safety net clinics, school districts and nonprofit organizations highlighted in this report.

Just as our physicians and employees met daily challenges and a marathon of crisis circumstances through the pandemic, our community partners likewise kept doors open, provided virtual services, adapted to curbside and doorstep services, and conceived other innovative ways to help people in need. We are proud of these partnerships and inspired by our partners' service and strength.

George Ting, FY 2021 Chair, Board of Directors El Camino Healthcare District

Lanhee J. Chen, FY 2021 Chair, Board of Directors El Camino Hospital

Dan Woods, Chief Executive Officer, El Camino Health

FY 2021 El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors

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

Julia E. Miller, FY21 Vice Chair, FY21 Secretary/Treasurer, FY21 CBAC Board Liaison

Carol A. Somersille, MD, FACOG

George O. Ting, MD, FY21 Chair

John L. Zoglin

FY 2021 El Camino Hospital Board of Directors

Lanhee J. Chen, JD, PhD, FY21 Chair

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

Julie Kliger, MPA, BSN

Julia E. Miller, FY21 Secretary/Treasurer

Jack Po, MD, PhD

Bob Rebitzer

Carol A. Somersille, MD, FACOG

George O. Ting, MD

Don C. Watters

John L. Zoglin, FY21 Vice Chair, FY21 CBAC Board Liaison

Addressing Unmet Health Needs

El Camino Healthcare District and El Camino Health 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 Health conducts a CHNA to determine the most pressing health issues in our region alongside other nonprofit hospitals and local healthcare leaders. Learn more about Community Benefit at the American Hospital Association.

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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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FY 2021 Community Benefit Advisory Council

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

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

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

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

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

John Marchant, Director of Community Services Department, City of Mountain View

Kathi McShane, Senior Pastor, Los Altos United Methodist Church

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

Paul Taylor, Past CEO of Momentum for Mental Health

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

Community Benefit Staff

Jon Cowan, Senior Director, Government Relations & Community Partnerships

Anne Boyd Rabkin, Senior Community Benefit Specialist

Sharan Johal, Senior Community Benefit Specialist

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 most of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills; a large portion of Sunnyvale, 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 Health, 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 nonprofit 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 sixty years, the organization has grown to meet the needs of the 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 health 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 four consecutive American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Excellence. 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.