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El Camino Hospital Initiates Search for New President and CEO

September 2, 2016 – The El Camino Hospital Board of Directors initiates the search for new President and CEO. This comes following the Board’s August 27, 2016 decision not to renew the employment contract for Tomi Ryba, current El Camino Hospital President and CEO. Ms. Ryba, was in agreement with the Board’s decision. Ms. Ryba will transition her leadership by October 31 and retain full authority and responsibility as President and CEO during this time period.
“Over the last five years, Ms. Ryba with her executive leadership team has developed strong partnerships with community leaders and organizations, the physician community and inspired employees and volunteers,” stated Hospital Board Chair Neal Cohen, MD. She has been working diligently with the Board, the medical staff, leadership team and potential partners to define strategies that will ensure El Camino Hospital is able to continue to serve the needs of the community now and into the future.”
"It has been a privilege to serve as President and CEO of El Camino Hospital. In partnership with the El Camino Hospital and District Boards, we have advanced patient quality, secured the organization’s financial viability, and increased community benefit to the residents of the region,” said Tomi Ryba. “I leave El Camino in a secure position for the future and honor the staff, physicians, and generous donors for their many contributions. I am grateful to have had this opportunity and I look forward to pursuing new opportunities.”
Under Ms. Ryba’s leadership, the organization received a 3rd ANCC Magnet designation and received renewed accreditation by The Joint Commission; built and installed an entirely new electronic health record to improve patient care and quality; shepherded campus development in Mountain View and acquired new land in South San Jose to continue to expand services and partnerships that provide quality healthcare to Silicon Valley; and has provided education and counsel for legislative actions that benefit the residents of the Santa Clara County. She has elevated mental health care delivery system issues and raised awareness of mental health conditions with the community to reduce the associated stigma.