Association of California Healthcare Districts Appoints New Board Officers

(May 24, 2016)  The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) is pleased to announce the election of new Board of Directors officers, which were held at ACHD’s Annual Meeting, May 2016 in Monterey, CA.  Four Board members were elected to fill officer positions previously held by members whose Board terms have expired.  Officers’ two year (2) terms begin immediately upon election.  Julie Nygaard, Trustee with Tri-City Healthcare District, will undertake the position as Board Chairperson.  “I’m very excited about the upcoming year,” said Ms. Nygaard.  “There are many important legislative issues on the ballot and I’m looking forward to working with the new Board.”

Bill Boerum, Trustee with Sonoma Valley Healthcare District, will undertake the position as Vice Chair; Bob Hemker, CEO of Palomar Health, will undertake the position as Treasurer, and Dr. Michelle Bholat, Trustee with Beach Cities Health District, will undertake the position as Secretary.

California Healthcare Districts respond to the specialized health needs of California communities. Voters created 78 Healthcare Districts to fulfill health local care needs.  Of these, 54 serve the state’s rural areas. Healthcare Districts provide access to essential health services and are directly accountable at the community level.  As a result, tens of millions of Californians have been able to access care that would otherwise be out of reach.

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Association of California Healthcare Districts

The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) represents Healthcare Districts throughout the state. The Association serves the diverse needs of California’s Healthcare Districts by enhancing public awareness, training and educating its members and advocating for legislation and regulatory policies that allow Healthcare Districts to deliver the best possible health services to Californians. Learn more at www.achd.org.

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