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Road Runners Seeks Volunteer Drivers to Meet High Community Demand

Mountain View, CA - April 18, 2013 - Road Runners, a transportation service funded by the El Camino Hospital District’s Community Benefit program, is currently seeking additional volunteer drivers to meet increased demand within the community. The Mountain View-based organization, which has served the district since 1985, provides door-to-door transportation with El Camino Hospital Road Runners cars for local senior citizens to medical, dental or other health related appointments, as well as personal errands such as trips to the beauty salon or grocery store. Volunteer drivers are the heart of this essential community service, helping to maintain the livelihood and independence of their older neighbors and truly making a difference in the community.

Volunteers must have a California driver's license and clean driving record, be patient and dependable, and available to donate at least a half-day of their time once a week. Scheduling is flexible and orientation and training are provided. Volunteers can also benefit from free access to hospital resources, including classes offered through the education department.

For more information on how to become a Road Runner volunteer driver, please call 650-940-7016.

About the El Camino Hospital District
The District was established by voter approval in 1956 in accordance with California Local Hospital District Law. The District oversees and approves District tax-dollar expenditures, including expenditures for the Community Benefit Plan, which provides critical health services to the underserved. All District tax dollar expenditures are reviewed and approved at regular meetings of the District Board. The District’s financial statements are prepared in compliance with all regulatory standards and are independently audited and certified by a third party accounting firm. All District and Hospital Corporation Board meetings are publically noticed, open to the public and video-taped. All of this information is available for public review on the District website.

About El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital is an acute-care, 443-bed, nonprofit and locally governed organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif. In addition to state-of-the-art emergency departments, key medical specialties include heart and vascular, cancer care, urology, orthopedic and spine, genomic medicine, and the only 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 back-to-back ANCC Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Care.