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A Women and Children’s Center at VMC

San Jose needs a medical center for women and children.  Let’s make it happen.

Coming 2015: The John A. and Susan Sobrato Pavilion

John A. and Susan Sobrato make a historic commitment to the VMC Foundation with a $5 million challenge grant.

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Protecting our Public Health Department (that protects US)

When I was six, my father bought my brother and me two little turtles. They lived in a bowl, ate leafy greens, and gave my father a case of Salmonella. some species of turtles carry the disease, which we didn’t know at the time. The other thing I didn’t know until Friday is that my […]

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Health news you may have missed…

Now and then I like to use this space to ensure you saw a bit of news that could effect you…today I have two: First, things are going from bad to worse at Los Gatos Community Hospital, which is now set to close in early April – and may not re-open again until fall despite […]

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You’re gonna need a good lawyer…

Your doctor isn’t always the best person to solve your medical problem. Sometimes, instead, it’s a lawyer! Consider for instance the single mom with two boys, frustrated by their weekly asthma attacks and visits to VMC. They know darned well that it’s mold in their apartment walls that’s causing the asthma, yet her landlord wont’ […]

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A new year, and new hope for one family…

I received a very difficult phone call three months ago. I’ll never forget it. Now, before I tell you how this story ends, I invite you to read the following letter I received just a week ago… Dear Chris: Back in September of this year you received a call from a mutual friend, Dave Henderson. […]

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What’s twenty tons and sticky?

…a big magnet, that’s what. A REALLY big magnet. This holiday “gift” for VMC’s patients arrived yesterday at the end of this crane, and was oh-so carefully lowered down into our diagnostic imaging center in the main hospital. Heavy work for a rainy Wednesday: The 3T (Tesla) magnet weighs forty-four thousand pounds, and so does […]

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