El Camino Hospital Board member Uwe Kladde is resigning from his position on the six-member appointed hospital board, according to a Jan. 24 statement from the hospital. Kladde, an active board member since 2008, said he is leaving to spend more time with family. He will continue to serve as a member of the El Camino Hospital District board.
“Uwe’s tenure on the board has spanned many significant events in El Camino Hospital’s history including the planning and opening of our new Mountain View campus,” Board Chairman John Zoglin said in a statement released by the hospital. “His commitment to his community led to his strong support for the hospital’s community benefit program. Chair of the Board’s Quality Committee and active in other quality measures, Uwe has had tremendous positive impact over these past three years on El Camino Hospital, its patients and the community.”
In addition to his work on the El Camino Hospital District and hospital board, Kladde served on the El Camino Hospital Foundation Board of Directors as the board representative. As a registered nurse, he regularly contributed his professional background as a grounding force for the board of directors.
“It has been my privilege to serve on the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors and I am pleased to be able to continue to contribute through my elected seat with my colleagues on the El Camino Hospital District board,” Kladde said. “I am looking forward to having more quality time with my family while staying connected to El Camino Hospital through my seat on the district board.”
The news comes fewer than three weeks after the hospital announced plans to expand its board of directors by three members.
Acccording to Chris Ernst, the hospital's senior director of corporate communications, the process to fill Kladde's vacant seat will be determined in the coming weeks.