San Jose, CA | June 17, 2005 – Chris Dawes, President and CEO of Packard Children's Hospital, Lee Domanico, CEO of El Camino Hospital, Daniel Fenton, President & CEO of the San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Dr. Bernadette Loftus, Physician in Chief at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara, have been elected to the board of directors, Joint Venture president Russell Hancock announced today.
“We're delighted to add such talent and stature as this to our board,” Mr. Hancock commented. “The three medical executives will dial up the intensity on our health care initiatives, and Dan Fenton will add valuable leadership to our overall economic development strategy.”
Mr. Dawes is president and chief executive officer of the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. Prior to the past ten years with Packard, Mr. Dawes held senior management positions at Stanford University Hospital, Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He is involved in medical advocacy both locally and nationally, and recently chaired the California Children's Hospital Association.
Mr. Domanico led El Camino Hospital out of a money-losing spiral and into a period of unprecedented success and growth. He has implemented a visionary strategic plan that will combine an innovative and technology-rich hospital with programs designed to personalize the experience of being a patient. Prior to his five years at El Camino, Mr. Domanico was a senior vice president of Tenet Health Systems Corporation, where he is credited with the turnaround of the largest healthcare bankruptcy in history, the former Allegheny Healthcare System.
Mr. Fenton has been a driving force behind Silicon Valley's tourism industry for more than eight years as president and CEO of the San Jose Convention & Visitor's Bureau. Under Mr. Fenton's leadership, the bureau reports a $32 return on investment for every dollar of funding received. His affiliations include the Mexican Heritage Corporation, the San Jose Arts and Culture Roundtable, and Artsopolis.com.
As Kaiser's chief medical officer, Dr. Loftus is Board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and serves as a clinical adjunct assistant professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Loftus is a Fellow of the California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program and the Department of Managed Health Care's Clinical Advisory Panel.