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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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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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VMC Rehab Center hosts major conference

Over 80 nurses, therapists, case managers, and physicians from all over Northern California attended Santa Clara Valley Medical Centers’ (VMC) second annual Spinal Cord Injury Symposium on May 17. VMC has cared for patients with Spinal Cord Injury for over 40 Years. Dr. James Crew, Chief of VMC’s Spinal Cord Injury Service, discusses VMC’s mission of education, “Part […]

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The State of the County, 2014

One of the less-obvious parts of our work at the VMC Foundation is our collaboration with Santa Clara County’s elected officials. It’s work that I very much enjoy, and I think it makes us a more successful non-profit; when we’re best supporting our public medical center, it’s as we support the leadership of the County […]

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The crucial “Patient Safety Movement”

Wait – patient safety needs to be a “movement”? Isn’t that just what hospitals DO? Sure, yes, but consider that in 1990 studies showed that 90,000 Americans died in hospitals yearly due to medical errors. Twenty-plus years later, we recognize the number is more than TWICE that. I know. Yikes. Errors in hospitals are now […]

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