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Bergevin family

Spinal cord injury patients use iPads to stay connected during rehab

The Spring 2015 issue of the VMC Foundation’s Impact Report features the moving story of Chris Bergevin, the husband and father who was airlifted to VMC’s Spinal Cord Trauma Center after he dove into the ocean and struck a sand bar, damaging his spinal cord and neck. During his rehabilitation at VMC, Chris was able […]

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Chin family

“VMC changed the way we view healthcare!”

The Spring 2014 issue of the VMC Foundation’s Impact Report features the moving story of Audrey, a young girl born with cerebral palsy who has complex medical needs. Audrey’s parents, David and Jacquelyn, had a lot of frustrations with the quality of healthcare Audrey initially received, causing them to lose faith in the medical system. […]

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Donor Investment in Innovative Health Strategy Pays Off

Donors willing to fund “out of the box” solutions to our community’s health problems can make a big impact and help improve the way VMC provides care to its patients. With grant funding from El Camino Healthcare District, Valley Health Center Sunnyvale now has a Public Health Nurse, Joy Almquist, who visits the homes of high-risk chronic […]

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NICU Baby

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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Pop Warner Coaches

Concussions: When in doubt, sit ‘em out!

I’ve never seen so many big, bald dudes in one room at the same time. Yes—these are my people. But seriously… the event Sunday, July 21 was extremely important and the VMC Foundation is proud to have helped make it happen. 700 Pop Warner Football and Cheer coaches from around California assembled in San Jose […]

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