Mountain View, Calif., May 30, 2017—El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors announced the election of Robert Rebitzer, as the newest member of the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors. Mr. Rebitzer’s three-year term is effective July 1, 2017.
"Mr. Rebitzer has an impressive background in healthcare and will be a wonderful addition to the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors,” said District Board Chairperson Peter C. Fung, MD. "He brings his expansive knowledge, his willingness to serve the community and his personal commitment to improving the healthcare delivery system to our Board. We expect his contributions to help the Hospital’s long-term sustainability and ability to deliver on the organization’s mission and vision to advance the health and well-being of our community.”
At its May 22, 2017 Board Meeting, the District Board elected Mr. Rebitzer to replace Hospital Board member Neal Cohen, MD whose second term expires on June 30, 2017 since he has decided not to pursue a third term. Mr. Rebitzer was one of two finalists identified through a rigorous search process which culminated with the finalists being interviewed by the District Board in the open session of the Board Meeting. Prior to the open session interviews, the El Camino Hospital Board Member Election Ad Hoc Committee interviewed six candidates to identify the two finalists.
Mr. Rebitzer has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and clinical and business strategy and execution. He leads and advises organizations seeking to reduce cost and to improve the quality of healthcare in the United States. Prior to his role as an executive in residence at Avia, Mr. Rebitzer was chief operating officer of Stanford University's Clinical Excellence Research Center, advisor to the CEO at the California Healthcare Foundation and a senior vice president at United Behavioral Health the mental health subsidiary of United Health Group. He was also a founding member of the Accenture healthcare strategy practice.
He earned his Master of Business Administration from University of California, Los Angeles and Bachelor of Science from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
The role of the publicly elected El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors is to oversee the assets of the District, including El Camino Hospital. One of the ways the District maintains oversight of the Hospital is by appointing Hospital Board members. The appointment of Mr. Rebitzer is to fill an existing Hospital Board seat and is not part of the Board’s expansion plan.
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.