Heroes Run, November 7, 2015

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Heroes Run, November 7, 2015

A Women and Children’s Center at VMC

San Jose needs a medical center for women and children.  Let’s make it happen.

A Women and Children's Center at VMC

Coming 2015: The John A. and Susan Sobrato Pavilion

John A. and Susan Sobrato make a historic commitment to the VMC Foundation with a $5 million challenge grant.

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Coming 2015: The John A. and Susan Sobrato Pavilion

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The VMC Foundation offers unique, behind-the-scenes tours of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. If you are interested, please send us an email or call 408-885-5299.

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Spinal cord injury patients use iPads to stay connected during rehab

The Spring 2015 issue of the VMC Foundation’s Impact Report features the moving story of Chris Bergevin, the husband and father who was airlifted to VMC’s Spinal Cord Trauma Center after he dove into the ocean and struck a sand bar, damaging his spinal cord and neck. During his rehabilitation at VMC, Chris was able […]

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Dr. Yvonne Truong brings big smiles to Valley Health Center community clinics

Meet Dr. Yvonne Truong Yvonne Truong was an undergraduate at UC Santa Cruz when she visited a friend in dental school and watched her fabricate dentures for an HIV patient who had lost his teeth due to malnourishment. She was hooked! “Becoming a dentist was almost an immediate decision – I could see myself doing […]

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Recognizing Kathy Madlem, VMC Quality Improvement Coordinator

The VMC Foundation congratulates superstar VMC employee Kathy Madlem for her important role in combating sepsis at Valley Medical Center. Kathy is the manager of the VMC Foundation’s Sepsis Quality Improvement Fund and we support her coordination of VMC’s Sepsis Seminars. Kathy’s excellent communication skills, positive can-do attitude, and amazing follow-through make her a true […]

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The Economic Gap is Now a Canyon

Folks in Tallahassee or Saint Paul or Topeka often assume that everyone living in Silicon Valley drives around in a BMW. That’s why, when I’ve traveled, I’ve tried to share the truth…and it’s shocking to many: One in four families in “wealthy” Silicon Valley cannot simultaneously afford food, clothing, shelter and medical care. But not […]

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President Cortese: "If we are bold," we can stop diabetes

President Cortese: “If we are bold,” we can stop diabetes

President Dave Cortese gave his “State of the County” address on Tuesday, January 27 to a packed house at San Jose’s Montgomery Theater. He spoke about many of our county’s pressing problems, and in each case, how we can only solve them if we work together. That sounds cliché, but it’s really not: If homelessness […]

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