Entries by E. Christopher Wilder

VMC Idol rocks Silicon Valley!

Friday night was the third year of VMC Idol, the SCVHHS’s own singing competition…and another great one indeed! Not only does that staff at your public hospital system save lives and protect our health, they can SING! Congratulations to our winner Ricia Baumgardner for her great version of “Think of Me” from Phantom of the […]

Remembering Robert Kennedy

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls […]

The Battle of the Hospital Bands is ON!!!

Sometimes hospitals can compete even when they cooperate. Last night, we held a great event to highlight VMC’s excellent women and children’s services, including our NICU, OBGYN and other programs. We do this in coordination and cooperation with other great medical centers in Silicon Valley, one of which being O’Connor Hospital – our nearest neighbor […]

The Mercury News calls for the question

You may have noticed a large number of stories in the Newspaper of Silicon Valley lately about Valley Medical Center, and the lives saved there every day. These stories are extremely compelling in their own right. Yet, the media savvy readers among us, on noting the increasing frequency of VMC-related articles (and photos…see the “lifestyle” […]

Does this concern you? YES. Is it serious? YES.

I know not everyone reads the San Jose Mercury News every day…but I do, and in case you missed today’s lead editorial, it’s crucial. It concerns us all. Please take a moment to learn about one of serveral threats to Valley Medical Center, and if you have friends in other states whose congressional rep’s may […]

Firefighters ROCK!

(that’s the view out our back deck…you better believe we love fire fighters!) As of this morning, the Summit Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains is now 100% contained! Thursday that was hardly the case, as fierce winds pushed the blaze down into a populated area…and frighteningly near my home. My wife Kate was out […]

“I’m a lucky guy.”

When you hear someone who has suffered a life-changing injury refer to themselves as “lucky”, you cannot help be re-inspired by the human spirit. Such is the case of David McNabb, whose story will absolutely move you…please read on, and a huge thanks to my friend Brenna at PRx for coordinating this visit! MorganHillTimes.com | […]

An unwelcome bridge to 1988

Twenty years ago, I was a junior at San Jose State University. I bet I’m not alone in remembering the multitudes of homeless mentally ill people that roamed the campus everyday, after massive budget cuts left them nowhere to go in downtown San Jose. Fast-forward twenty years, and reading today’s Mercury News article, and I […]

A great night…but do I have to drive?

A HUGE thanks to the Silicon Valley Business Travel Association for throwing a super party Friday night: Vino & Vistas, held at the Silver Creek Valley Country Club was a thing to behold! First, the wine was fabulous. Second, the auction items were amazing. Third, and more amazing: David Garibaldi!That’s him painting John Lennon – […]