Mountain View Voice

News - September 7, 2012

Community briefs

West Nile virus found

Fogging in Mountain View to combat mosquitoes that may be infected with West Nile virus was set for Sept. 4.

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District confirmed on Aug. 30 that adult mosquitoes collected from the 94040 ZIP code area of Mountain View tested positive for West Nile virus. The ground fogging is set for an area of Mountain View west of Highway 85, and partially overlapping the area treated on Aug. 9, district officials said.

The disease causes severe flu-like symptoms in those who are particularly susceptible, such as people with compromised immune systems, diabetics, or people over 50, according to health officials. Most people, however, exhibit mild flu-like symptoms, or no symptoms at all.

—Andrea Gemmet

New El Camino COO

El Camino Hospital officials announced Tuesday that they have a new chief operating officer. Mick Zdeblick, most recently the vice president of operations at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has 25 years of management and operational experience, said an El Camino spokeswoman. At El Camino, his role will be to implement the three-year strategic plan, reduce costs and improve quality and individual experiences.

"Throughout his career, Mick has demonstrated an ability to effectively drive change in complex health care organizations," said Tomi Ryba, president and CEO of El Camino Hospital. "His experience and deep knowledge of operational best-practices will be critical to El Camino Hospital as we enter the next phase of our evolution in creating a continuum of integrated, patient-centric care through our clinical programs, further optimizing the health of Silicon Valley residents."

—Andrea Gemmet

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