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Toys, Cheeseburgers, and Santa Clara County

In politics, sometimes it is hard to tell which issues will trigger emotion from the public. When the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors opened their chambers to public discourse on whether or not to ban the distribution of toys with food at fast food restaurants, the emotional responses were clear, launching Santa Clara County […]

VMC Foundation Board Chairperson Norman Kline was a natural choice

Entrepreneur, Mayor, Community Leader – Norman Kline, President of Library World Inc. and former Mayor of Saratoga, added a new title to his resume in January – Chairperson of the VMC Foundation Board of Directors. Norman has served on the Board since 2007. His ascension to Chairperson is not only an acknowledgment of his contributions […]

Unveiling VMC’s Sobrato Cancer Center Donor Wall

In 2009, Valley Medical Center opened a new, world class outpatient cancer treatment center, named for the Sobrato family. It is open to all, regardless of ability to pay. Thanks to John Sobrato and other generous donors, like Peggy Fleming Jenkins and Dr. Greg Jenkins, the VMC Foundation raised over $2 million in support of […]

A Social Media Minute with Ed Bennett

On Tuesday March 9, VMC Foundation Executive Director Chris Wilder presented alongside University of Maryland Medical Center Director of Web Strategy, Ed Bennett at the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) conference in San Diego. Both presented on their hospitals use of Social Media. Ed Bennett is often described as a Social […]

Are you “Dining Out for Life” in April?

One of the VMC Foundation’s important community allies, The Health Trust of Silicon Valley, invites you to attend “Dining Out for Life.” On Thursday, April 29, 2010, participating restaurants across Silicon Valley will contribute a portion of your bill to the fight against HIV/AIDS. For a complete list of participating restaurants and for more information, […]

Santa Clara County unveils Healthy Workers program

While the debate on health care reform rages on in Washington, local leaders in Silicon Valley are getting it done. From the same coalition that created the wildly successful Children’s Health Initiative in 2001 comes a new effort to provide affordable health insurance to the employees of local small businesses. The new program, called “Healthy […]