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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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Former NICU patient now lecturing on DNA therapy

Dana was born in 2004 at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center weighing just 530 grams.  That’s just over 1 pound. Her parents, Greg and Fan, were brought to VMC via another hospital because of VMC’s ability to manage high-risk deliveries and very low birth weight infants. “We knew of Valley Medical; it’s well-known for providing […]

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Medical-Legal Clinic Celebrates 5 Years!

VMC’s successful innovation to place lawyers on site at pediatric health clinics has reached an important milestone. This month, the Silicon Valley Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic celebrates its 5 year anniversary at Valley Medical Center. The rationale for medical-legal partnerships is simple: Sometimes a child’s health problems require a legal solution. Pediatricians treat children with chronic […]

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First annual Sheriff’s Heroes Run a HUGE success!

The Sheriff’s Heroes Run, the first annual Kids Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk benefiting VMC’s Pediatric Department, was a great success.  The VMC Foundation in partnership with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office raised nearly $20,000.00. Check out all of the fabulous photos from this year’s event by clicking on the photo below.  

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Thanks to FIRST 5, genetic counseling is provided to low-income families

Due to a generous grant from FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, VMC can offer genetic counseling to high-risk families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Bill Campbell, a genetic counselor at VMC, recently supported the parents of a NICU FIRST 5′s grant support makes care like this possible for babies in VMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care […]

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