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.
Supporters of VMC Foundation know that Valley Medical Center provides health services to 1 in 4 residents of Santa Clara County and has an open door policy that guarantees everyone access to healthcare, regardless of ability to pay. But often overlooked is the fact that poor health is commonly linked to other conditions, such as […]