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 […]
VMC’s successful innovation to place lawyers on site at pediatric health clinics has reached an important milestone. This month, the Silicon Valley Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic celebrates its 5 year anniversary at Valley Medical Center. The rationale for medical-legal partnerships is simple: Sometimes a child’s health problems require a legal solution. Pediatricians treat children with chronic […]
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 […]
When Mike Beamer stepped down as the Finance Director of the VMC Foundation in October, the staff and board celebrated his remarkable tenure. And now thanks to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, we know that praise was well deserved. At the “CFO of the Year” awards banquet held on October 21, Mike was honored with […]
The Sheriff’s Heroes Run, the first annual Kids Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk benefiting VMC’s Pediatric Department, was a great success. The VMC Foundation in partnership with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office raised nearly $20,000.00. Check out all of the fabulous photos from this year’s event by clicking on the photo below.