El Camino Healthcare District Awards $45,000 Community Grant to Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Sunnyvale, CA —January 13, 2015 – The El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) awarded a grant for $45,000 to Pathways Home Health & Hospice as part of its community benefit program. The community benefit program was formed to fund organizations such as Pathways Home Health & Hospice that address unmet health care needs of residents in the El Camino Healthcare District. The district includes the communities of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, and a portion of Cupertino.

The Community Benefit Program invests in programs that provide vulnerable populations access to critical health services that may not otherwise be available. As a vital part of the healthcare safety net in the district, Pathways Home Health & Hospice will use these funds to extend home health care to low-income or un/underinsured patients who are recovering from illness or surgery, managing a chronic disease or coping with a life-threatening condition.

“Pathways greatly appreciates this support from the El Camino Healthcare District,” said Sandra Coolidge, Vice President of Admissions, Public Relations and Philanthropy. “With these grant funds, our Pathways Home Health team can care for the immediate health needs of vulnerable patients as well as coach them in self-care. This grant will improve the overall health outcomes of these patients and help them stay in their homes and avoid emergency re-hospitalizations.”

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community based organization which has served the Bay Area for over 37 years. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a remarkable group of Stanford physicians who saw the community’s need for professional care at home. That first year Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in five Bay Area counties

Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The ACHC, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2014 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.

For more information about Pathways services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1 (888) 755.7855 or visit https://pathwayshealth.org/

About the El Camino Healthcare District

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 Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, and a portion of Cupertino. 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.