Countless lives in the community and around the world have been touched by Pamela and Edward (Ed) Taft, who have made philanthropy the cornerstone of their daily lives. By generously contributing to causes they are passionate about in multiple broad areas—education, the environment and healthcare, to name three—they continue to make a lasting and profound impact.
While COVID-19 has presented extraordinary challenges globally, no one has felt it more acutely than those on the frontline, our incredibly brave healthcare workers. El Camino Health has been at the forefront of this crisis in an effort to stay ahead of the curve and prepare not only its own hospitals, but others in the area to best support Bay Area patients.
As a healthcare organization that is deeply invested in the well-being of its patients, El Camino Health has always strived to be at the forefront of innovation. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is also one of the few community hospitals that boasts a dedicated clinical research program. The effort started informally through the work of its physicians and has since evolved into a fully integrated part of the hospital operations as the Taft Center for Clinical Research.