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Special District

Marin Healthcare DistrictCandidate for Director

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Harris F. "Hank" Simmonds

25,977 votes (16.76%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain the integrity and reputation of our new, seismically-safe hospital, MarinHealth Medical Center.
  • Keep the Marin Healthcare District focused toward serving our public.
  • Increasing the District's outreach for public education (medical issues), improving medical care and attending to emergencies like Covid-19.



Profession:Retired OB/Gyn
Director, Marin Healthcare District Board — Elected position (2008–current)
self employed private physician, me (1971–2006)
Chairman, Marin General OB/Gyn Department — Elected position (1987–1989)


UCLA twice, SFGH (general internship), Kaiser Hospital (SF)-OB/Gyn residency BA (UCLA-1963), MD (UCLA-1967), Zoology, Medicine, OB/GYn (1971)

Community Activities

Active Medical Staff, Marin General Hospital (1971–2006)
Chief-of-Staff, Marin General Hospital Medical Staff (1983–1985)
Board Member, Marin Medical Society (MMS) (1980–1983)
Clinical Instructor, UCSF (1971–1979)
Medical Advisory Board, Planned Parenthood (1971–1978)


I grew up in Sacramento, finished High School in Pasadena, in the US Army (The Third Armored Division --in Germany with Elvis) for 3 years, returned to finish college at UCLA, then Medical School at UCLA.  Postgrad. training in San Francisco.  Started my private practice in OB/GYN in Marin in 1971 (next July, I will have been with Marin General Hospital for 50 years), retired in 2006, then was elected to the Healthcare District Board in 2008.  I am often asked how many babies I have delivered...ans: 16 ton.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Lee Domanico, CEO, MarinHealth Medical Center (Marin General Hosp.) and Marin Healthcare District
  • Ann Sparkman, RN, JD, Marin Healthcare District Board
  • Brian Su. MD, Marin Healthcare District Board

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am not a member of any of our political parties, because I wish my ideas to be totally independant, based on my past experiences and an introspective philosophy.  The office for which I am running requires experience, wisdom and loyalty to our institution (MGH).  These I have.  I am a great believer in personal responsibility, living up to one's potential and helping others.  I truly want the best for our community, and I am willing to work toward that goal through the Marin Healthcare District Board for the next 4 years.


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