In response to your article March 19 article, "Hospital donations jeopardized by CEO's ouster," we would point out that El Camino Hospital has an important story built over time involving every person who supports our organization — from our employees, medical staff and volunteers to our donors. It does not depend on any single person or any single event.
Our staff and our physicians will continue the groundbreaking, lifesaving work they do every day. And the generosity of our donors will continue to be motivated by El Camino Hospital's clinical quality, innovative spirit and technological advancements that contribute to the ideals of world-class care we were founded upon.
We have much to celebrate, including our 50th anniversary. Our 2011 foundation programs, such as the upcoming Sapphire Soiree on May 14, will highlight 50 years of service to the community and 10 established centers of excellence that provide patients in Mountain View and Los Gatos access to unparalleled and highest quality care. The hospital and the foundation will continue to work together to meet this commitment over the next 50 years through our important philanthropy efforts.
We stand united and pledge to continue the hospital's longstanding tradition of patient care in our community.
Wesley Alles is chair of the El Camino Hospital Board; Robert D. Adams is chair of the El Camino Hospital Foundation Board Addressee