El Camino Healthcare District Awards $45,000 Community Grant to Pathways

Sunnyvale, Calif. — December 16, 2015. The El Camino Healthcare District (ECHD) awarded a grant for $45,000 to Pathways as part of its community benefit program for 2015-2016. Continuing its long-standing partnership with Pathways, the ECHD grant supports the services Pathways provides to uninsured or underinsured home health patients within the District.

“Pathways is very grateful for the tradition of collaboration with the El Camino Healthcare District,” said Sandra Coolidge, President of Philanthropy for Pathways Foundation. “Working together we can leverage their support to provide the best care available for patients in our community, helping them to stay in their homes and avoid emergency re-hospitalizations. Our Pathways Home Health team cares for the immediate health needs of vulnerable patients and coaches them in self-care.”

The ECHD community benefit program was formed to fund organizations 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 will use these funds to extend home health care to patients who are recovering from illness or surgery, managing a chronic disease or coping with a life-threatening condition.

About Pathways
Pathways, a Bay Area not-for-profit, has been a pioneer in home health, hospice, and palliative care since 1977. With offices in Sunnyvale, South San Francisco, and Oakland, Pathways serves more than 5,000 families annually in five Bay Area counties. Pathways cares for patients wherever they live—at home, in nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted living communities.

Affiliated with El Camino Hospital and Sequoia Hospital since 1986, Pathways is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a member of the Visiting Nurses Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. Pathways was a 2015 recipient of the Pilot Pioneer Award by Aging2.0, a worldwide “start-up accelerator” with a mission to fast-track innovations for improving the lives of older people, at their Global Innovation Summit. Pathways has been a HomeCare Elite Top Home Health Agencies award winner for the past four years.

For more information about Pathways, or to donate, call 888-755-7855 or visit www.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, www.elcaminohealthcaredistrict.org.