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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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Chris Wilder injures self again, goes to VMC ED: part 2 in an (apparently) ongoing series

The dedicated reader of this blog will remember the bizarre finger accident that last led me to Valley Medical Center’s Emergency Department a few years back. Really? Again with the finger? Yes. But in my defense, let’s consider fingers for a moment: they are busy little appendages out at the extreme ends of human bodies, […]

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Chris Wilder Flu Shot 2013

Happy 30th Birthday Valley Health Plan!

Long story short: When I first started here at the VMC Foundation, the job afforded no health coverage. Which was ironic, don’t you think? My wife’s company did, and I was already on her plan. I don’t remember what it was, or any of my doctors’ names. That’s because the few times I ever went […]

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Bryan Stow visits VMC to thank rehab staff

The last time many of us saw Bryan Stow, he wasn’t able to walk or talk. And while he still has a long way to go, this video from NBC Bay Area has a lot of us pretty emotional. If you’ve followed Bryan’s story since that terrible day when he was attacked at Dodger Stadium […]

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