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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The VMC Foundation offers unique, behind-the-scenes tours of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. If you are interested, please send us an email or call 408-885-5299.

The First Five Years begin with the First Five Days…

…and sometimes, the first five hours. Or minutes. Today we celebrated a major partnership at the VMC Foundation, and I just had to share it with you. First 5 Santa Clara County has made a multi-year, multimillion dollar commitment to us for support of our tiniest, most fragile patients: The babies in VMC’s Neonatal Intensive […]

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Big News about our Big New Medical Center!

Talk about “shovel-ready” projects…the new Valley Medical Center, approved by voters who passed Measure A in November, is ROLLING! Yesterday, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors made some great decisions. First, I’m pleased to report that Turner Construction has been awarded the “design-build” contract for this massive undertaking. Turner is a big supporter of […]

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A Positive Dental Outlook – Fluoride NOW!

So the situation is that San Jose is the largest city in the nation without fluoride in the water. The situation is also that 1/3 of San Jose’s kindergarteners has untreated tooth decay. How do you think it feels trying to go to school and learn – for the first time – with a toothache? […]

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The State of Silicon Valley (hint: not ALL bad!)

Silicon Valley is mostly Santa Clara County, and the “State of the County” address was presented yesterday by the President of the Board of Supervisors, the Honorable Liz Kniss. Economically speaking, things are not super. Oh. You already knew that. What impressed me though was President Kniss’s ability to muster a positive outlook and instill […]

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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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