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Ash Jain, MD, Appointed to American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Board

Fremont, Calif., May 29, 2013- Washington Hospital is pleased to announce the election of Ash Jain, MD, a well-known cardiologist, to the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association Western States Affiliate. The affiliate serves the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

For a term of three years, Dr. Jain will help steer the regional activities of the nonprofit organization in combating heart disease and stroke. Membership on the Board also includes a commitment to support the American Heart Association through the annual Give and Get Leadership Campaign.

“I’m honored to be involved with the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke,” said Dr. Ash Jain cardiologist, Medical Director of the Stroke Program, Medical Director of Invasive Vascular Imaging, Medical Co-Director of Cardiac Care Service, and Medical CoDirector of Vascular Services Program. “The American Heart Association’s innovative research has paved the way for new technologies and procedures that dramatically improve cardiovascular health, and I look forward helping them continue to make great strides so Americans can live longer, healthier lives.”

Dr. Jain has been practicing at Washington Hospital since 1992. Prior to that, he completed his residency at D.C. General Hospital in Washington D.C., as well as fellowships at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Ill., and Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, La. Dr. Jain received his medical degree from Delhi University, LNJP Hospital in New Delhi, India.

The American Heart Association commits more than $500 million to research each year to fight the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of Americans, cardiovascular disease and stroke. The newly elected Western States Affiliate Board will convene June 13, 2013 for the first time this fiscal year in Los Angeles, CA.

About Dr. Jain

Dr. Ash Jain has been in practice in the Bay Area for over 20 years. His practice encompasses all areas of cardiovascular medicine, including general medicine, clinical and interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Jain is very active in the clinical investigation and use of new devices and technologies. He has introduced many innovative interventional techniques to Washington Hospital as well as other hospitals.

Dr. Jain’s area of special interest involves introducing the latest management techniques for patients at risk for heart and vascular diseases. He has developed an extensive clinical research program and is involved in multiple new device research technologies. He has served as site principle investigation on over 24 multicenter clinical research trials and has written and presented many abstracts and publications in the field. Additionally, Dr. Jain remains committed to developing community educational programs, and recently completed a lecture series on prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Jain is committed to making a strong presence and difference in the medical care of the community in which he serves.

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 389-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 Interventional Center; Institute for Joint Restoration and Research; the Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; 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 facilities.