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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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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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Women & Children’s Center at VMC receives $5.75 million towards launching campaign to raise $25 million

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, SAP, Sharks Foundation and the Rademakers Family announce major gifts. Making a historic down payment on the future of women and children’s healthcare in Silicon Valley, SAP, the Sharks Foundation, the Rademakers Family, and FIRST 5 Santa Clara County have committed $5.75 million in seed funding to create a Women and […]

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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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The VMC Foundation's Llisel Solis (right) listens to Docent Jan as she describes the display behind: A 1920's era doctor's office for tonsillectomies! In the foreground, educational displays of the circulatory system make kids' visits teachable moments.

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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