Entries by VMC Foundation

We have a policy on cultural humility. Here’s why.

The work of the Valley Medical Center Foundation directly supports an incredibly diverse patient population in Santa Clara County, and a health system dedicated to delivering care in that context.  This has lots of practical implications, like providing translation services or recruiting a workforce that reflects the local community. But it also means understanding how […]

Grant from El Camino Healthcare District Brings Smiles to Sunnyvale

  Thanks to a grant from El Camino Healthcare District, low-income patients in north county are able to receive top-notch dental care at the Valley Health Center Sunnyvale clinic. Over the past year, VHC Sunnyvale has served 874 dental patients, performing emergency, restorative, and maintenance dental procedures. 94% of the patients served are eligible for […]

Support the VMC Foundation on Giving Tuesday

November 29th is Giving Tuesday, a national day of selfless generosity around the annual shopping and spending season – and we’re asking for your support. For today only – all donations we receive, up to $5,000, will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a very generous donor. Click here to donate.   The kindhearted donor who offered this […]

VMC and Ekso: Helping patients walk again!

VMC is one of just 60 rehabilitation programs nationwide utilizing Ekso, a revolutionary exoskeleton robot, to help patients with brain and spinal cord injuries. With its motorized legs and backpack computer, Ekso gives hope to patients who fear they will never walk again. This technology recently made a difference for Stacie Byars, a 52 year-old Seattle-based […]

VHC Sunnyvale expands services thanks to grant funding from El Camino Healthcare District

Valley Health Center Sunnyvale is one of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s ambulatory clinics providing care to underserved children and adults living in North County. Services include integrated primary care, dental services, comprehensive perinatal services, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and a pediatric healthy lifestyle center to help children combat obesity and related conditions. Lab and […]

VMC staff raises $2,000 to help end sexual assault

On Wednesday, June 22, a team of male VMC staff participated in the YWCA’s 14th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundrasier at Santana Row. The event, in which men walk a mile in high-heeled shoes, is a lighthearted way to increase awareness about the very serious issue of violence against women. From the […]

National Hospital Week – Our Chance to Thank VMC’s Incredible Staff

National Hospital Week celebrates hospital workers, the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart.   The VMC Foundation gives our most heartfelt thanks to all of the dedicated individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more – […]