Holiday Cheer…it officially starts now!

Our 2009 Holiday Wish List is only a few weeks old and we already have one project fully funded! Last Friday we got a call from the Hammond Family Fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation saying that they wanted to cover the remaining costs for the Patient Lift described in this video. Now, it […]

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How about some EXTREMELY local health care reform?

How about some EXTREMELY local health care reform?

Alert readers of this blog remember that Measure A, passed a year ago by the oh-so smart and good-looking electorate of Santa Clara County, provided not just $790M to rebuild VMC, but $50M for health services in downtown San Jose. So you want progress? Here’s progress – and a huge congrats to San Jose residents […]

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Presenting the VMC Foundation Holiday Wish List!

Presenting the VMC Foundation Holiday Wish List!

I know that you – and many families – often make tax-deductible charitable gifts at the end of the year, around the holidays. That’s why I am pleased to announce the new VMC Foundation Holiday Wish List! This new opportunity to support vital health & hospital services comes after a tough selection process. Front line […]

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The Sharks visit VMC's young patients...check out these photos

The Sharks visit VMC’s young patients…check out these photos

VMC Foundation sports reporter Chris Wilder, here…the question I’m most often asked is “So the San Jose Sharks can win big on the road and have a great penalty kill, but how are they with children?” Yesterday we found out: They RULE! Spending the afternoon with some of our young patients at Valley Medical Center […]

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Chris is running? Now I've heard everything.

Chris is running? Now I’ve heard everything.

After voluntarily flying in a jet-copter last weekend (I have serious acrophobia), my friends and family are all asking me the same question: “Who are you and what have you done with Chris?” They conclude I have been replaced by an imposter not just from the whirlybird incident, but also because I’ve been running. No, […]

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