Mountain View, Calif. — December 6, 2022 — Peter C. Fung, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, FAHA, and George O. Ting, MD, who were unopposed, were sworn in to serve another term on the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors on December 5. This is the second term for Dr. Ting and the third term for Dr. Fung.
"I am honored to continue my service to the district and to the community,” said Vice Chair Fung, MD, who was first elected to the district board in 2014. “Having practiced medicine for so many years here at El Camino Health, my time on the board and serving in a leadership role continues to be rewarding.”
A resident of Sunnyvale, Director Fung, MD, is currently vice chair of the board of directors, and a member of the finance and investment committee. Dir. Fung, MD, is a stroke and vascular neurologist, who previously led El Camino Health’s award-winning stroke program. The hospital's inpatient treatment floor is named in his honor as the Peter C. Fung, MD Stroke Center.
In addition, Dir. Fung, MD, is a founding member of El Camino Health’s Chinese Health Initiative (CHI), committed to providing culturally competent care, education, and outreach to the Chinese community. He also serves on the stroke council of the American Heart Association. Dir. Fung, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong and a master’s degree in neurophysiology at the University of Michigan. He completed his residencies in internal medicine at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn, Mich. and neurology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.
"I can't imagine a better career than to have served this community for over 40 years as a nephrologist and a member of the medical staff of El Camino Hospital," said Director Ting, MD. "I am honored to serve another term on the district board and use my knowledge of the history and culture of El Camino Hospital and this community to help the hospital's transformation to El Camino Health. This is a substantial but important challenge and opportunity to provide our top-quality health care for our community in all outpatient, as well as inpatient care."
A resident of Los Altos Hills, Dir. Ting, MD, was first elected to the district board in 2018, has served on its quality and the executive compensation committee, and now on the El Camino Health Medical Network committee overseeing development of ambulatory care. He has been an outspoken advocate for effectively partnering with physicians and providing safe high-quality care.
Dir. Ting, MD, has served in many of El Camino Health's leadership positions, including chief of medicine, chief of staff, medical director of quality assurance and medical director of El Camino Dialysis Services for 29 years. He is a clinical professor emeritus at Stanford's School of Medicine where he taught for 30 years. He has given dozens of invited national speaking engagements, been co-investigator of national multicenter randomized controlled clinical trials, and is the author of multiple peer-reviewed medical journal articles.
He earned his bachelor's degree at Columbia University, his medical degree from the University of Southern California, and completed his residency at Rush University/Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center as well as a fellowship in nephrology at Stanford.
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’s website.