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Hospital names members of advisory committees
|Officials with El Camino Hospital have named the 21 people who will serve on six newly created hospital board committees -- groups formed to serve in an advisory role to the hospital's board of directors.
With a wide variety of backgrounds and a diverse skill set, the 21 men and women have been divided amongst each committee based upon their professional experience. The members will be tasked with helping the hospital board make decisions when it comes to the areas of "governance, finance/investments, quality, executive compensation and audit/corporate compliance," according to an El Camino press release.
A majority of the volunteers come from nearby cities on the Peninsula and the South Bay, with a few coming from the North Bay and East Bay. Together they comprise the Governance Committee; the Quality Patient Care and Patient Experience Committee; the Executive Compensation Committee; the Corporate Compliance/Privacy and Audit Committee; the Finance Committee; and the Investment Committee. A hospital board member will lead each committee.
It would be impossible for the hospital's board of directors to understand everything about every subject, the board's chairman explained in the press release.
"As the healthcare environment continues to evolve it is important to have individuals on the Hospital Board committee who bring a depth of knowledge and experience in areas that will help us continuously improve how we serve our patients and our community," said John Zoglin, chair of the El Camino board. "These new members are leaders in their respective fields and we look forward to applying their insight and knowledge as we move our hospital into the future."
The names and current occupations of the new committee members are:
-Gary Kalbach, founding partner, El Dorado Ventures, Los Altos Hills.
-Peter W. Moran, general partner/managing partner, DCM, Los Altos.
-Mark W. Sickles, chairman and chief executive officer, Mark W. Sickles, LLC, Sausalito.
Quality, Patient Care and Patient Experience Committee:
-Katherine Bryan-Jones Anderson, LEAN Promotion office director and senior LEAN development director, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Portola Valley.
-Elizabeth (Lisa) Joyce Freeman, director, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park.
-R. Cary Hill, Jr. MD, chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, El Camino Hospital, Mountain View.
-Donald M. Nielsen, MD, senior advisor for Health and chairman of the Advisory Board, Hearst Business Media, Alamo.
-Robert H. Pinsker, MD, medical director of Anesthesiology, El Camino Hospital, Palo Alto.
Executive Compensation Committee:
-Teri Eyre, vice president of Human Resources, HP Personal Systems Group, Los Altos.
-Jing Liao, vice president of Global Human Resources, Atmel Corporation, Cupertino.
-Bob Miller, chief talent officer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, San Carlos.
-Prasad Setty, vice president, People Analytics and Compensation, Google, Los Altos.
Corporate Compliance/Privacy and Audit Committee:
-Sharon Ariella Anolik, leader, Global Privacy Risk and Strategy, McKesson Corporation, Mill Valley.
-Ramy Houssaini, senior business leader Global Risk Management, Visa, Oakland.
-Christine Sublett, principal, Christine Sublett Consulting, LLC, San Mateo.
-Shirley Buccieri, retired partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, Menlo Park.
-Bill Hobbs, operating partner and board member, High Road Capital Partners, Saratoga.
-Richard Juelis, partner, Tatum, LLC, Walnut Creek.
-Nicola (Nicki) Boone, executive director, JP Morgan Private Bank, Los Altos.
-Brooks Nelson, founder, president and chief investment officer, Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors, Los Altos.
-Ethan Cohen-Cole, managing director, Alvarez & Marsal, Berkeley.
In August, the new committee members will engage in a three-day "onboarding session" to acquaint them with the hospital, the community it serves and the nature of their position, according to the release. All committees should be "fully engaged" by September.
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Posted by Pat, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Jul 10, 2012 at 8:33 am
Pretty interesting Board members for the new ECH structured advisory committees. Most obvious is the high level Silicon Vally/Financial titles associated with all of the members. Potentially this might be great OR, may jeopardize the financial situation and/or quality of the hosptial. I see very few partipating members other than physicians for quality. Shameful that the hopsital has placed absolutely NO Registered Nurse on the Quality committe unless the RN title has been somehow forgotten. So much for the long term reputation for fine nursing care at the hopsital. It appears to be meaningless to have the MAGNET designation of nursing excellence. For that matter, I would be of the opinion that having no RN participation will severely affect patient outcomes.