Mercury News: Ancient art of tai chi finds new disciples By Marissa Cevallos Every Monday afternoon, a handful of people roll, hobble and shuffle to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center to learn an ancient art that students say reduces pain, steadies their balance and makes them feel happy. For patients with spinal cord injuries-about 475 […]
About VMC Foundation
VMC is the largest and busiest hospital in the Silicon Valley region, and the only one that provides care to all, regardless of ability to pay. It is owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara.
Santa Clara County Executive Jeff Smith is featured in Biz Journal and is working hard on balancing big projects against big budget cuts: Full article here: http://bit.ly/9NWY6S Santa Clara County President Ken Yeager calls for the creation of a “Council on Health” in siliconvalley.com opinion piece. Full article here: http://bit.ly/9nlO01
It has been a busy week here at the VMC Foundation. We’ve submitted a grant to Cisco to help expand the reach of our Technology Access Program, toured 40 members of Community Leadership San Jose, and even took time to send staff member Andy Groggel to speak at Roosevelt Middle School’s Career Day in San […]
Reposted from this story. SAN JOSE, Calif. February 8, 2010 Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network announced today that Varian Medical Systems board chair and longtime Silicon Valley community leader Richard M. Levy is the recipient of the 2010 David Packard Award. The Packard Award is Joint Venture’s highest honor, presented annually to an individual who […]
It is always a good idea to take a step back and evaluate the effectiveness of your Social Media strategy. This blog post from Mark Horoszowski is a good reminder of that. He links to two great resources: VMC Foundation friend, and hospital Social Media pioneer, Ed Bennett, and to a great presentation by Phil […]
Fifty-seven million Americans were infected with H1N1 since last April, according to a new estimate for The Center for Disease Control released today. That’s roughly the population of all of Italy. While thousands did sadly perish form the disease, the rate of mortality was nowhere close to previous flu pandemics, thanks in large part to […]
This is an eloquent summary of the obesity issues we have been discussing on the blog this week. Please take the time watch this video.
If you have been following us on Twitter this week, which we know you have, you’ll know that First Lady Michelle Obama launched her obesity awareness, called “Let’s Move.” Let the record show that we think this is a great program with tons of potential. By changing the food served to children in our schools, […]
Santa Clara County President Ken Yeager highlights plan for County success amidst fiscal challenges. Focus on prevention and healthier living is central in county efforts. http://bit.ly/9QpCcI
Yesterday, the staff of the VMC Foundation had the opportunity to take 40 high school students from the San Jose Leadership Academy on a tour through VMC. The group, composed of Juniors from seven San Jose Unified high schools, spend nine months expanding their awareness of the San Jose community, networking with their peers, and […]