Sequoia Healthcare District Receives Best Practices In Governance Certification

Redwood City, CA – The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) presented the prestigious designation of Certified Healthcare District to Sequoia Healthcare District at their board meeting on October 1, 2014.

To be designated as a Certified Healthcare District, a Healthcare District must demonstrate, among other things, compliance with best practices in governance, as defined by ACHD.  These best practice criteria address the obligations that Healthcare Districts have in conducting business transparently to the public being served.  In presenting the award, Tom Petersen, Executive Director of ACHD said, “Achieving designation as a Certified Healthcare District affirms the Board of Director’s understanding of and commitment to, their obligations as fiduciaries of a public entity; congratulations and thank you for your leadership.”

Speaking on behalf of Sequoia Healthcare District, CEO Lee Michelson commented, “We are very pleased to be recognized in this special way. We are dedicated to being the very best Healthcare District possible.”

Established in 1946 as the first Special District in California committed to health care, Sequoia Healthcare District serves the communities of Atherton, Belmont, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, Woodside and some portions of Foster City and San Mateo.

In the past year, the District has served more than 60,000 residents with a host of health services including, providing comprehensive school health programs to more than 30,000 public school children. For information on other District programs visit

California’s Healthcare Districts are public entities that provide community focused health care services throughout the state.  Districts respond to their unique communities by offering a variety of services.  Healthcare Districts are governed by a locally elected Board of Directors, which is directly accountable to the residents of the District.

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