Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors member Patricia
Danielson, RHIT, was elected as vice president of the Alameda County Special
Districts Association (ACSDA) at its meeting held on Wednesday, July 9.
She will serve a two-year term.
“I’m looking forward to beginning my service to all of the
special districts located within Alameda County as vice president,”
said Ms. Danielson, who has been affiliated with the ACSDA for more than
10 years. “The Alameda County Special Districts Association is a
vital resource for the diverse number of special districts it serves because,
while each district was formed to serve very different needs, we are stronger
together through the association.”
In her role of vice president, Ms. Danielson will serve in a backup role
as necessary when the president cannot fulfill his duties. The vice president
also serves in the dual role of treasurer and will oversee the association’s
finances. Prior to her election as vice president, Ms. Danielson served
as ACSDA’s at-large officer.
ACSDA includes 17 member districts and five associate member districts.
Member districts include: Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District; Alameda
County Mosquito Abatement District; Alameda County Resource Conservation
District; Alameda County Water District; Castro Valley Sanitary District;
City of Alameda Health Care District; Dublin San Ramon Services District;
East Bay Municipal Utility District; East Bay Regional Park District;
Eden Township Healthcare District; Fairview Fire Protection District;
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District; Livermore Area Recreation and
Park District; Oro Loma Sanitary District; Union Sanitary District; Washington
Township Health Care District; and Zone 7 Water Agency. Associate members
include: Alameda LAFCo; Alameda County Public Works Department; Alameda
County Vector Control Services District; and StopWaste.org.
Special districts are a form of local government created by a local community
to meet a specific need. Inadequate tax bases and competing demands for
existing taxes make it hard for cities and counties to provide all the
services citizens desire. When residents or landowners want new services
or higher levels of existing services, they can form a district to pay
for and administer them.
Board Member elected as Vice President of Special Districts
July 9, 2014
About Washington Township Health Care District: Washington Township Health Care District is governed by an elected board
of directors. Unlike a municipal or county hospital, Washington Hospital’s
operating expenses, research, community programs and employee salaries
are funded by revenues generated through providing patient and other health
care services. Washington Hospital Healthcare System includes a 359-bed
acute-care hospital; the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute; The
Gamma Knife® Center; Washington Radiation Oncology Center; Washington
Outpatient Surgery Center; Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center;
Washington Institute for Joint Restoration and Research; Washington Special
Care Nursery (in affiliation with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital);
and Washington West, a complex which houses Washington Women’s Center,
Outpatient Imaging Center, Sandy Amos R.N. Infusion Center, Washington
Urgent Care and additional outpatient hospital services and administrative