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VMC Provides Specialized Care for Complex Issues

Siobhan and Ryan McNamara became concerned when, on a Saturday in late February, their energetic eight year-old son Henry, was coughing, lethargic, and his lips were swelling. Doctors at a local emergency department tested for strep throat and flu and sent Henry home with antibiotics and steroids, but Henry didn’t respond to the drugs. The […]

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VMC Foundation staff gratefully accept a large gift from Jamila Hassan, Founder of Omar's Dream Foundation.

Omar’s Dream: Educating kids…no matter what!

Remember when you were little, and the anxiety you felt missing school due to a long illness? Falling behind is sad reality for too many kids facing a long hospitalization, but now a solution is at hand. The VMC Foundation, on behalf of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, is partnering with Omar’s Dream Foundation to […]

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National Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week: VMC a Top CA Hospital in Breastfeeding Rates

Did you know that VMC is among the top hospitals in the state in breastfeeding rates for new moms? That’s no accident — VMC is a leader in innovative programs to encourage breastfeeding. We all know that breastfeeding gives babies the best possible start, providing them with an ideal balance of nutrients for their growth […]

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2014 Heroes Run Group Photo

Second Annual Heroes Run raises $20K for VMC Pediatrics!

A HUGE thanks to everyone who participated in and supported this year’s Sheriff’s Heroes Run Sponsored by SAP! Together we raised over $20,000 for the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Pediatrics Unit. Check out all of the fabulous photos from this year’s event by clicking on the photo below. To learn more about the Heroes Run visit

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Jeremy Jones

Former NFL’er, now Sheriff’s Deputy is inspiration behind “Heroes Run”

The 2nd Annual Sheriff’s Heroes Run Sponsored by SAP is just weeks away (Saturday, November 8th to be exact – buy tickets here).  The inaugural 2013 event both delighted and inspired participants with hilarious costumes, lots of adorable kids and a great cause. The 2014 edition brings a new and better venue in Cupertino, a fantastic presenting sponsor (thanks SAP!) […]

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