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It’s time to re-think charity…for the good of us all.

When I first watched Dan Pallotta’s TED talk, I wound up yelling back at my computer screen: “That’s IT! That’s what I’ve been trying to say!” Of course Pallotta, the founder of the AIDS Ride, said it far better than I could. His talk, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong”, lit a […]

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It was a historic (some might say Epic) weekend at VMC

The future arrived at VMC just after dawn on Saturday morning.  In an instant, massive change had come to the largest and busiest health system in the Valley. HealthLink, the new electronic health record and core information technology system for the Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System was officially launched, culminating an unprecedented two-year effort to move VMC into the […]

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Downtown San Jose Clinic Groundbreaking, May 31

Join Supervisor Ken Yeager and the VMC Foundation on May 31st at 1 p.m. as we celebrate the groundbreaking of a new health clinic in downtown San Jose. The new facility will provide urgent care and primary care services in a state-of-the-art facility. The building will be operated by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and […]

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VMC’s Sobrato Cancer Center: the best public facility in CA

The Sobrato Cancer Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program. The SCVMC is the only public/government hospital in California to receive certification, which demonstrates a commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement. “High standards for treatment must be achieved to receive certification,” stated […]

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VMC cares for people. And bees.

The oldest building on Valley Medical Center’s campus still in use is this one, which houses VMC’s Sexual Assault Response Team. The SART program is the only one in the county, and sadly treats 30 patients a month. It’s a safe place right next to the main hospital where victims of assault get treatment and […]

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