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 for local senior citizens with El Camino Hospital Road Runners cars 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.
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.
To learn more, visit the El Camino Hospital website.
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.