May 15, 2012, Mountain View, CA - El Camino Hospital District Board member Uwe Kladde has decided to resign from his position on the five-member elected El Camino Hospital District Board in order to focus more time on his family. He has served on the El Camino Hospital District and Hospital Boards since 2008. This past January, Mr. Kladde resigned from El Camino Hospital Board, also citing personal reasons.
"We are grateful for all of the time and effort Uwe has contributed to the District and Hospital Boards over the years to make our community a healthier place, and we wish him and his family all the best," said Board Chairman John Zoglin.
The El Camino Hospital District Board will determine the process to fill the vacancy on the District and Hospital Boards left by the resignation of Mr. Kladde in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the El Camino Hospital District Board is in the final stages of assessing applicants who will be appointed to expand the El Camino Hospital Board from six to nine members while also adding an additional 15 -18 individuals with strong subject matter expertise to become non-director members of the six hospital Board Committees that advise the hospital’s Board of Directors. The Board and Committee recruitment process should be completed by mid-June.
"It has been my privilege to serve on the El Camino Hospital and District Boards of Directors and I thank them for their support as I make this personal decision," said Uwe Kladde. "I am proud of the work we have done over the last four years to create positive change for those served by El Camino Hospital and District-supported healthcare services. The expansion of the hospital Board is an important step in creating a stronger organization that will benefit the entire community for years to come."
The El Camino Hospital District was established by voter approval in 1956 in accordance with California Local Hospital District Law. The purpose of the District is to establish, maintain and operate or provide assistance in the operation of health facilities and other health care services provider, groups and organizations that are necessary for the maintenance of good physical and mental health in the communities served by the District. The District, now known as El Camino Healthcare District, encompasses most of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills; a large portion of Sunnyvale, and small sections of Cupertino, Santa Clara, and Palo Alto. The publicly elected El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors approves tax dollar expenditures, including expenditures for the award winning Community Benefit program. Community Benefit funds are granted each year to local nonprofits, schools and government programs that provide critical health services to the underserved. All District Board meetings are publicly noticed, open to the public, and available for viewing on the District website.