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Bryan Stow visits VMC to thank rehab staff

The last time many of us saw Bryan Stow, he wasn’t able to walk or talk. And while he still has a long way to go, this video from NBC Bay Area has a lot of us pretty emotional. If you’ve followed Bryan’s story since that terrible day when he was attacked at Dodger Stadium […]

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B.B. King In Concert At B.B. King's Blues Club At The Mirage

National Hospital Week and BB King…

Today is the final day of our week-long celebration of National Hospital Week, and I’m feeling a little melancholy. By now I’m sure you heard that blues legend BB King passed away last night. BB was a hero to me and darn near any rock/blues musician. Today at noon, VMC’s “house band” Idol Hands will […]

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The Economic Gap is Now a Canyon

Folks in Tallahassee or Saint Paul or Topeka often assume that everyone living in Silicon Valley drives around in a BMW. That’s why, when I’ve traveled, I’ve tried to share the truth…and it’s shocking to many: One in four families in “wealthy” Silicon Valley cannot simultaneously afford food, clothing, shelter and medical care. But not […]

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President Cortese: "If we are bold," we can stop diabetes

President Cortese: “If we are bold,” we can stop diabetes

President Dave Cortese gave his “State of the County” address on Tuesday, January 27 to a packed house at San Jose’s Montgomery Theater. He spoke about many of our county’s pressing problems, and in each case, how we can only solve them if we work together. That sounds cliché, but it’s really not: If homelessness […]

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From Earthquakes to Ebola…VMC is here.

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake…and if you were here, you remember where you were. Of course, Valley Medical Center was here and cared for the injured—my neighbor Judy, for instance, who owes her life in part to VMC. The role of a comprehensive health and hospital system like ours is […]

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