National Hospital Week – Our Chance to Thank VMC’s Incredible Staff

16nhwNational Hospital Week celebrates hospital workers, the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart.


The VMC Foundation gives our most heartfelt thanks to all of the dedicated individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more – for their contributions to Valley Medical Center and our many community clinics.

Donors are invited to make a gift in honor of a VMC caregiver, and we’ll proudly pass along your comments and thanks to the appropriate staff person. Visit our secure donation page to make your gift in honor of a caregiver today.

Pharmacy Admin

VMC’s Pharmacy Administration team shows how they provide “Health Care from the Heart.”

Please join us in applauding all of VMC’s talented, compassionate, and dedicated staff during National Hospital Week, and all year long.

Announcing the 2016 Physicians & Philanthropy Award Winners!


Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Physicians & Philanthropy Awards: Dr. Timothy Ong, Dr. Antonia Charles, and Dr. Richard Silberstein (L-R).

Each year, the VMC Foundation honors three of our physician partners with the Robert Violante Physician Leadership Award. The award is named for VMC Foundation founding board member, Dr. Robert Violante, to celebrate the dedication, partnership, and unique contributions of physicians who keep the VMC Foundation strong and growing.

This year, we were proud to recognize Dr. Tim Ong for his dedication to VMC’s Residency Program, which has inspired a number of charitable gifts to the Jensen Medical Residency Education Fund housed at the VMC Foundation. Dr. Antonia Charles was honored for her past service as a VMC Foundation board member, her founding of the Reach Out and Read program at VMC and associated fundraising to the tune of $1.3M, and for her leadership in helping the VMC Foundation design and launch its employee giving program. Dr. Silberstein was celebrated for his long-term support of the VMC Foundation as a champion within VMC and the community, his consistent attendance at Foundation events, and for his significant personal contributions to the Foundation over the past decade.

Read more about the awards in a great Mercury News piece by Sal Pizarro here.

Congratulations once again to Tim, Antonia, and Rich!

VMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Honored with the Wirtschafter Quality Improvement Award

NICU staffThe California Association of Neonatologists recognized the excellent “Quality Improvement” work of the VMC NICU staff in boosting outcomes for preterm babies through enhanced breastfeeding practices, advanced breast milk nutrient analysis, home healthcare visits to help families transition from the hospital setting, and delayed umbilical cord clamping during delivery, resulting in lower rates of intraventricular hemorrhage, intubation, and transfusion.

The VMC Foundation is proud to support the NICU by providing donations that fund new equipment purchases and staff training for these innovative therapies. Donors include FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, the Will Rogers Institute, and many generous individuals.

Read more about how charitable donations are being put to good use at VMC in our Spring Impact Report.