El Camino Hospital CEO Graham is losing job
El Camino Hospital President and CEO Kenneth Graham, who will receive the American College of Healthcare Executive’s highest award for leadership excellence this year, will soon be out of a job. A news release from the 303-bed hospital in Mountain View, Calif., announced Friday the board of directors will not renew Graham’s contract when it expires June 30, capping his tenure at the Silicon Valley hospital at five years. The release said Graham was being let go without cause, and Graham will have full authority and responsibility until his departure. “As with all CEOs, it is my role to serve at the will of the board,” Graham said in the news release. “The El Camino Hospital team has had made many accomplishments in the past four-and-ahalf years, and I am confident that the hospital will continue to do very well.” The Chicago-based ACHE announced last month that Graham will receive its annual Gold Medal Award on March 21 at the organization’s annual meeting, the 54th Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Graham served on the ACHE’s Board of Governors from 2004 to 2007, and is chairman of the ACHE’s Voluntary Giving Committee.