Four New Palomar Health Board Members Take Oath


The Palomar Health Board of Directors seated four new members effective Monday, Dec. 10 when John Clark, Laurie Edwards-Tate, Richard Engel and Linda Greer took the oath of office at 6:40 p.m. They join incumbents Doug Moir, Jeff Griffith and Tom Kumura.
Clark, Edwards-Tate, Engel and Greer were elected to four-year terms on Nov. 6 by voters living in the Palomar Health District, encompassing 800 square miles with more than 500,000 residents. The district covers all or portions of Escondido, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, San Marcos, Vista, Valley Center, Pauma Valley, Pala, Ramona, Julian, Palomar Mountain and Santa Ysabel.
In their first official action, the board elected Doug Moir as chair, Richard Engel as vice-chair, John Clark as treasurer and Laurie Edwards-Tate as secretary.
The next regularly scheduled board meeting is Monday, Jan. 14.
About Palomar Health
Palomar Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in northern San Diego County and the first California member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. It is the largest public healthcare district by area in the state, with more than 500,000 residents, and is governed by a publicly-elected board of directors. Palomar Health has several facilities serving North County, including hospitals in Escondido and Poway and a skilled nursing facility in Poway. The health system provides medical services in virtually all fields of medicine, including primary care, cardiovascular care, emergency services, trauma, cancer, orthopedics, women’s health, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery. For more information about Palomar Health, please visit


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