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From Earthquakes to Ebola…VMC is here.

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake…and if you were here, you remember where you were. Of course, Valley Medical Center was here and cared for the injured—my neighbor Judy, for instance, who owes her life in part to VMC. The role of a comprehensive health and hospital system like ours is […]

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Join us for the Heart Walk, October 11

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has created a team (Team SCVMC – County of Santa Clara) to participate in the 2014 Silicon Valley American Heart Association (AHA) Heart & Stroke 5K Walk.  Join us! October 11 @ 8:30 am -12:00 pm KLA-Tencor 1 Technology Drive Milpitas, CA Event activities include a Kids Fun Run, Healthy […]

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The only thing you should read today

I spent a day last week with the leaders of Ventura County Medical Center.  Not surprisingly, they are just as proud of their services as we are here in Santa Clara County—and they should be; from what I learned, Ventura County Medical Center is a jewel for their community…just like VMC! They like to talk […]

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How did he survive that flight, anyway?

We woke today to hear the news about a 16 year old boy who survived a flight from San Jose (home to Valley Medical Center) to Hawaii…in the wheel well of a jet. At 35,000 feet. And -50 degrees cold. The nation is asking: How is that remotely possible? My first reaction to the news […]

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Hospital History: Let’s make a Museum!

Not many hospitals in California have a museum on-site. The best one among them, according to folks who know, offers visitors to Salinas Valley Memorial a fascinating glimpse into the history of medicine. I and a group of colleagues got a guided tour this week, and I was just amazed. Their displays are interactive and […]

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