El Camino Hospital Board of Directors Announces Plans to Expand Board will appoint three new members with expertise in finance, quality measures and health care policy; also seeking 15 community members to join six Board committees by June 30, 2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The El Camino Hospital Board of Directors plans to expand the size of the Board from its current six members to nine members by the end of June, 2012.  The Board has retained recruitment firm Russell Reynolds  to conduct the search of interested individuals who are subject matter and strategic experts in the fields of finance, quality measures and health care policy . 

"As the complexity of the health care environment continues to evolve, it is important that we prepare our organization to best meet the imminent yet unknown challenges ahead," says John Zoglin, board chairman.  "The hospital and the community will stand to gain from the additional expertise placed on our board and committees."

Simultaneously, the Hospital Board has approved the recruitment of up to 15 individuals with strong subject matter expertise to be appointed as external (non-director) members of the six Board Committees that advise and assist the Board of Directors.  The firm of Wilcox, Miller, Nelson has been selected to conduct the search for new members of the Corporate Compliance/Privacy and Audit; Governance; and Quality, Patient Care and Patient Experience Committees; the firm of Diversified Search will lead the search for members of the Finance, Investment and Executive Compensation Committees.  

Those interested in applying or nominating a candidate for a Hospital Board seat or committee position, should contact Pamela Marshbank at pamela.marshbank@elcaminohospital.org for more details. The deadline is January 31, 2012. 

For more information about El Camino Hospital and the Hospital Board of Directors, visit www.elcaminohospital.org.

About El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital is an acute-care, 542-bed, not-for-profit and locally governed organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif. In addition to a state-of-the-art orthopedic care, key medical specialty focuses include cancer care, heart and vascular, neuroscience, 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 for Primary Stroke Center as well as back-to-back ANCC Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Care. To learn more, visit our Web site at www.elcaminohospital.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elcaminohospital, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/elcaminohosp. For videos on El Camino Hospital, see www.youtube.com/elcaminohospital. For a physician referral, visit our Web site or call the El Camino Health Line at 800-216-5556.

SOURCE El Camino Hospital



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