Entries by VMC Foundation

Chris Wilder steps down as President and Executive Director

Long-time leader of the VMC Foundation to focus on his recovery, will stay active with the organization. Foundation COO Michael Elliott has been appointed to role. SAN JOSE – The Valley Medical Center Foundation announced today that President and Executive Director Chris Wilder has stepped down from the role he has held for the past […]

Why I Give: Mary Drottz, RN

Mary Drottz is an RN and works in quality improvement at St. Louise Regional Hospital—that means she sees every step of patient care and works to make it safer. With covid-19, it was vital to ensure that staff were protected as well. With more patients coming in with the new virus, Mary says, “we had […]

WHY I GIVE – Students of STEMBoost

Before Covid-19, STEMBoost was a locally organized student group who were excited by science, technology, engineering, and math. They organized in-person workshops to spread interest in the STEM fields, hoping to inspire young talent. When Covid-19 emerged in the community, STEMBoost re-organized their workshops to online platforms (like many of us had to). They continued […]

COVID-19: the first 30 days.

30 days. That’s how long we at the Valley Medical Center Foundation has been working this crisis – nearly 24/7 (and hats off to the many County staff who have been at it for twice as long). The VMC Foundation of March 17, 2020 no longer exists. On that day, for at least the foreseeable […]

Phuc’s Story: The Art of Healing

The end of the year makes us so thankful for the incredible generosity of donors who make it possible for so much good throughout the year. In the hopes of inspiring you once more this holiday season, please read the story of one young man who has been helped by donors like you… Though he […]

Meeting the needs of today

It is a great comfort to head home after a long day. Sometimes there’s a family to enjoy dinner with, sometimes there’s a great show to catch up on. Likely, for you and me, there is a dry roof and warmth to get through the night. For an increasing number in Santa Clara County though, […]

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 […]