Rich Slavin Award
Board Member Richard Slavin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Honored by American Red Cross of the Silicon Valley
The Ethics Center is pleased to announce that our Advisory Board member and friend of the Center Richard Slavin will be honored at a special ceremony on September 28 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. The following is an excerpt from a July 19 press release by the American Red Cross:
"Dr. Richard Slavin has shaped the way medical care is delivered in Silicon Valley and beyond. He was a principal architect of the 2000 merger of Camino Medical Group and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He served as president of the Camino Division of PAMF until 2010, when he became PAMF’s CEO until he retired in January 2016. During his tenure with PAMF, Slavin led a period of unprecedented growth, including the design and construction of distinctive new medical centers in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and San Carlos. Under his leadership, PAMF’s patient base reached 1 million; simultaneously PAMF was recognized statewide and nationally for exceptional quality and patient experience.
Slavin contributed in many Sutter leadership roles outside of PAMF, including serving on the boards of Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Sutter Physician Services, the Sutter Medical Network, and the ACME Executive Council. Before Camino Medical Group joined PAMF, Dr. Slavin was chairman of the board of directors of the Sunnyvale Medical Clinic / Camino Medical Group for many years, overseeing its growth and expansion. Between 1994 and 1997, he was vice chair of the Board of Directors of Camino Healthcare, an integrated delivery system in Silicon Valley. he has also served on the board of the Integrated Healthcare Association since 1994.
A highly regarded general, thoracic, and vascular surgeon, Slavin attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduated from Washington University Medical School, and completed his surgical training at Stanford University Medical Center. He served two years in the U.S. Air Force before beginning his civilian surgical career. His surgical practice was at El Camino Hospital, where he was chief of the Surgical Department. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, former president of the San Jose Surgical Society, and was for many years on the volunteer clinical faculty at Stanford Medical School, where he taught surgery to students and residents at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center."