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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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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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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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Dr. Yvonne Truong brings big smiles to Valley Health Center community clinics

Meet Dr. Yvonne Truong Yvonne Truong was an undergraduate at UC Santa Cruz when she visited a friend in dental school and watched her fabricate dentures for an HIV patient who had lost his teeth due to malnourishment. She was hooked! “Becoming a dentist was almost an immediate decision – I could see myself doing […]

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Recognizing Kathy Madlem, VMC Quality Improvement Coordinator

The VMC Foundation congratulates superstar VMC employee Kathy Madlem for her important role in combating sepsis at Valley Medical Center. Kathy is the manager of the VMC Foundation’s Sepsis Quality Improvement Fund and we support her coordination of VMC’s Sepsis Seminars. Kathy’s excellent communication skills, positive can-do attitude, and amazing follow-through make her a true […]

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