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1,100 participants raised $50,000 for children’s services at VMC. 

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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.

A Women and Children's Center at VMC

Coming Soon: 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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Coming Soon: The John A. and Susan Sobrato Pavilion
The State of the County...not bad, considering!

The State of the County…not bad, considering!

Today the baton was passed from Liz Kniss to Ken Yeager, who is now the President of the Board of Supervisors of Santa Clara County – that’s the “county of Silicon Valley”, for youse out-of-towners. In a ceremony before hundreds led by VMC Foundation Board Member Susie Wilson, Ken outlined his plans for 2010. I […]

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"The doctor will see you now. Like, RIGHT now."

"The doctor will see you now. Like, RIGHT now."

We’re having crazy-bad weather in Silicon Valley, which always makes me grateful for Valley Medical Center’s Emergency Department – at the ready 24/7/365. But it’s gotten harder to meet the need, what with fewer hospitals around, and a skyrocketing number of unemployed coming to the “ED” (we don’t call it an “ER” like the TV […]

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A gift shop that's MORE than a gift shop

A gift shop that’s MORE than a gift shop

Happy New Year, everyone…hope 2010 brings good things your way. At the VMC Foundation, I’d like to start the year by celebrating a sometimes underappreciated part of our organization: The VMC Gift Shop. Managed by Kathy Trutz and staffed by volunteers, our gift shop is a really special place. That’s a group of our volunteers […]

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Toby Gerhart visits Matt Blea at VMC - what a winning team!

Toby Gerhart visits Matt Blea at VMC – what a winning team!

You likely remember reading about Matt Blea, the high school student injured on the football field on Thanksgiving. Well today Toby Gerhart, Stanford University football star and Heisman Trophy runner-up, came to visit while Matt is back at Valley Medical Center for rehab! Matt, just weeks after life-saving surgery, started his day jogging in the […]

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Our best Bike Build EVER. Again!

On Saturday, something happened so amazing that you pretty much have to see it to believe it…which you can do Turning Wheels for Kids. My favorite coverage so far is by Tonic.com, and they’ve made the 2300 bikes and 600 volunteers their big inspiring story of the week. Read it here, and seriously now, share […]

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