January 2015 \ Interviews \ Indian Diaspora Interview—Dr Nandini Tandon
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Interview with Dr Nandini Tandon, Founding Partner and Group CEO of Tenacity Group Inc. Dr Nandini Tandon, Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist and Founding Partner and Group CEO of Tenacity Group Inc, spoke to India Empire’s Editor Sayantan Chakravarty. Dr Tandon along with her mentor Dr.B. R.Shetty, Founding Partner and Chairman of Board for Tenacity Group Inc. and her sister, Ms Priya Tandon, Founding Partner CEO, Tenacity India Operations, are spearheading major investments in healthcare / healthcare IT and skill development space in Uttar Pradesh

By Sayantan Chakravarty

You are the proud recipient of the very first UP NRI Card from the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, along with your sister Ms Priya Tandon. What does it mean to you personally?

Priya, myself and our entire family is highly honored and deeply touched by CM Akhilesh Yadav ji and his team’s very thoughtful gesture of welcoming us back to UP with a serious commitment from the CM to give every support to UP NRIs to return home and reconnect with and invest in their roots.

You are currently the Vice Chairman of the Board of El Camino Hospital, Silicon Valley. We understand it is number one amongst top 30 most technologically advanced hospitals in the world. Kindly elaborate?

I am very proud that El Camino Hospital, "The Hospital of Silicon Valley," has consistently leveraged its location to access latest, state of the art, cutting edge and proven healthcare technologies to better serve its patients. Earlier this year Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration chose ECH as number one amongst 30 most technologically advanced hospitals across the world. Additionally Popular Science magazine said "The new El Camino Hospital in Silicon Valley is the most technologically advanced in the world."

ECH’s has the first Women’s Hospital in Northern California, Genomic Medicine Institute, Behavioral Health Services, Cancer Center, Emergency Services, Neurosciences, Norma Melchor Heart & Vascular Institute, Nuclear Medicine, Orthopedic Services, Rehabilitation Services, Stroke Center etc. amongst its vast array of specialty and services offered.

Especially for Indians the South Asian Heart Center at ECH is very pertinent as it focuses specifically on coronary artery disease, an epidemic among South Asians occurring at a rate four times higher than the general population.

I am also very proud of ECH’s staff, management, leadership, board and volunteers that are outstanding and ensure that latest technology is coupled with thoughtful caring.