Mountain View, Calif. —December 13, 2018—The El Camino Healthcare District today announced that Gary Kalbach and George O. Ting, MD, took the oath of office as members of the Board of Directors and Peter C. Fung, MD, was sworn in for his second term on the District Board. In addition, the District Board elected Dr. Fung and Dr. Ting to the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors. The District Board previously elected Mr. Kalbach to a 3 ½ year term on the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors on January 16, 2018 that expires on June 30, 2021.
Gary Kalbach was appointed to the District Board for a two-year term by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on October 16, 2018 and took office on December 7, 2018. In addition to his service on the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors since January 2018, he has served on the Hospital Board’s Governance Committee since 2012 and its Investment Committee since 2015. Mr. Kalbach has more than 30 years of experience in finance/entrepreneurship, strategic planning and partnership formation and served on the Boards of more than 50 technology-based companies as a venture capital investor. Prior to this, he was the Founding President and Chair of the Board of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation located at El Camino Hospital’s Mountain View campus. Additionally, since his retirement from a venture capital firm in 2006, Mr. Kalbach has served on numerous not-for-profit organizations. He earned a Master of Business Administration from San Jose State University and Bachelor of Science from University of California, Berkeley.
George O. Ting, MD, was elected to the District Board for a four-year term on November 6, 2018 and took office on December 7, 2018. He has been a practicing nephrologist at El Camino Hospital for 40 years, specializing in treating patients in critical condition with kidney disease, dialysis and transplantation. Dr. Ting taught at Stanford University for more than 30 years and is adjunct Professor Emeritus of Medicine. He earned a medical degree from the University of Southern California, completed his residency in internal medicine at Rush University Medical Center and fellowship in nephrology at Stanford University.
Peter C. Fung, MD, was reelected to the District Board for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. He is the District Board Chair and serves on the El Camino Hospital Board where he is the Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Quality Committee. Dr. Fung is a neurologist at El Camino Hospital where he specializes in stroke care and clinical neurophysiology and is a founding member of the hospital’s Chinese Health Initiative. He has a special interest in the treatment of migraines, neck and back pain, seizure disorders, Alzheimer's disease, and cerebrovascular disease and specializes in medical acupuncture. Dr. Fung earned a medical degree from the University of Hong Kong and a master’s degree in neurology from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center and his residency in neurology at the University of Michigan.
Neysa Fligor did not seek election to the El Camino Healthcare District Board after being appointed to the Board in August 2017.
David Reeder also did not seek reelection to the El Camino Healthcare District Board. During his 19 years on the Board, he championed a competency based Board of Directors for El Camino Hospital and patient and family centered care, always putting the patient first.
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.