Mountain View, CA., June 24, 2015 - El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors announced the election of Lanhee J. Chen, JD, PhD, as the newest member of the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors. Dr. Chen’s three-year term is effective July 1, 2015.
"We are very pleased to have Dr. Chen join the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors," said Board Chairperson Julia Miller. "He brings a diverse background in academia, government affairs and public policy, with a special focus in health policy, which will further strengthen our Board as we work to improve the health and well-being of the people in our community."
The District Board engaged in a rigorous search process and then interviewed three candidates during the open session of its June 16, 2015 meeting. The Board elected Dr. Chen to replace Nandini Tandon, PhD, who chose not to seek an additional term.
Dr. Chen is the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University; Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School; and an affiliate of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. He is a presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed member of the Social Security Advisory Board, a bipartisan and independent body that advises the president, Congress, and other policymakers on matters relating to the Social Security program. Dr. Chen also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Junior Statesmen Foundation and on the Advisory Board of the Partnership for the Future of Medicare.
He earned his PhD and AM in political science from Harvard University, his JD cum laude from Harvard Law School, and his AB magna cum laude in government from Harvard College.
Lanhee J. Chen, JD, PhD
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 publically noticed, open to the public, and available for viewing on the District website.