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President Cortese: "If we are bold," we can stop diabetes

President Cortese: “If we are bold,” we can stop diabetes

President Dave Cortese gave his “State of the County” address on Tuesday, January 27 to a packed house at San Jose’s Montgomery Theater. He spoke about many of our county’s pressing problems, and in each case, how we can only solve them if we work together. That sounds cliché, but it’s really not: If homelessness […]

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President Wasserman with me, dressed as an ear of corn for the opening of our Farmers Market last year. I mean me dressed as corn, not him.

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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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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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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VMC Farmers’ Market Grand Opening May 15th

The VMC Foundation is pleased to announce the grand opening of its Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.  The market will open at 10 a.m.  A special ribbon-cutting event will occur at 11:30 a.m.  Normal hours will be 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each Wednesday until November.  The […]

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