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Support the VMC Foundation on Giving Tuesday

December 2nd is Giving Tuesday, a national day of selfless generosity around the annual shopping and spending season – and we’re asking for your support. For today only – one of the VMC Foundation’s most generous donors, Elaine Elkin, has offered to MATCH ALL DONATIONS received by the VMC Foundation up to $7,500. You can you […]

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From Earthquakes to Ebola…VMC is here.

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake…and if you were here, you remember where you were. Of course, Valley Medical Center was here and cared for the injured—my neighbor Judy, for instance, who owes her life in part to VMC. The role of a comprehensive health and hospital system like ours is […]

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How did he survive that flight, anyway?

We woke today to hear the news about a 16 year old boy who survived a flight from San Jose (home to Valley Medical Center) to Hawaii…in the wheel well of a jet. At 35,000 feet. And -50 degrees cold. The nation is asking: How is that remotely possible? My first reaction to the news […]

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The art of VMC’s teaching program…

Medical school is NOT what it used to be. Seriously – art museums? Yes, art museums! But first, a little background… Valley Medical Center has been the teaching hospital for Stanford’s School of Medicine for more than 75 years. That’s a lot of doctors whose careers were launched here. How many? One in four who […]

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Too good not to share…

The VMC Foundation is proud to support all sorts of efforts to improve the health of Silicon Valley – the “Re-Think Your Drink” campaign, the forthcoming Farmer’s Market on our campus, the Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center… …and yet, we’re up against an enemy so powerful it often seems we cannot win. The video created by […]

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