Teaming up with the Sharks Foundation (again!)

SAP-Sharks Bike Build Photo

Erik Bue and Cynthia Lam assemble a new bike as Sharkie looks on following a ceremony to unveil the newly renamed SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The SAP Center name replaces HP Pavilion, home of the San Jose Sharks. The unveiling ceremony was followed by a volunteer bike-building event to benefit underprivileged families.

You probably have heard that the big arena downtown has a new name: The SAP Center. The home of the San Jose Sharks unveiled the name in a huge media event yesterday that included the VMC Foundation!

Our hugely inspiring program, Turning Wheels for Kids, was there to lead a “bike build” with a team of volunteers along with the San Jose Sharks Foundation. The Sharks Foundation has been a great partner of the VMC Foundation for years–if you missed the announcement about the Sharks Pediatric Center at VHC Tully, we have it saved for you here.

And, if you’d like to see more about yesterday’s Bike Build, which provided 150 new bikes to kids in underprivileged families, the Mercury News took some cool pictures. We even had a mention in the Wall Street Journal…not bad for a program that, just a few years ago, produced just forty bikes in a year for children (we’re giving away thousands now.)

Led by the amazing Sue Runsvold, RN, Valley Medical Center’s own, Turning Wheels rocks!

VMC Farmers’ Market Grand Opening May 15th

Farmers Market flyer

The VMC Foundation is pleased to announce the grand opening of its Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.  The market will open at 10 a.m.  A special ribbon-cutting event will occur at 11:30 a.m.  Normal hours will be 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each Wednesday until November.  The market will be located at the Valley Specialty Center, 751 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose. WIC and CalFresh/EBT will be accepted.

The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Farmers’ Market is a partnership between the VMC Foundation, Santa Clara County Public Health Department, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, County Employee Wellness Department and The Health Trust. To learn more, download Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Farmers’ Market flyer.

Downtown San Jose Clinic Groundbreaking, May 31

downtown clinic exterior

Join Supervisor Ken Yeager and the VMC Foundation on May 31st at 1 p.m. as we celebrate the groundbreaking of a new health clinic in downtown San Jose. The new facility will provide urgent care and primary care services in a state-of-the-art facility. The building will be operated by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and community partners.

Event details

When: May 31, 2013, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: 725 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose

Who: members of the Board of Supervisors, County leadership, community partners and health care advocates

Parking: available on street and in lot on E. St John Street by venue

RSVP: email us or call 408-885-5299.

DownloadEvent Flyer

Long-time residents of the downtown community will remember the long struggle to prevent the closure of the old San Jose Medical Center. The former owners, Hospital Corporation of America, shut-down the facility in 2004. That decision led to a significant increase in patient visits to the VMC Emergency Department, and created new barriers to health care access for many downtown residents.

Thanks to the voters of Santa Clara County and the leadership of the Board of Supervisors, public funds were approved in 2008 to build a new clinic. The VMC Foundation was honored to play a significant role in securing voter approval for the project. After extensive planning and design efforts,  construction set to begin.

Please join county, health and community leaders are we celebrate this important milestone.

Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference Convenes Experts in San Jose

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Join us for the 2013 Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference!

Brain injuries in sports, service veterans with head trauma, and the role of technology in healing and rehabilitation will be discussed by nationally and internationally recognized leaders in brain injury and rehabilitation research at the 2013 Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference in San Jose.

President Obama recently addressed his concern in an interview with The New Republic magazine saying, “If I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.” Recent studies continue to show startling connections between injuries in both sports and military combat.

Talking about accidents and injuries there are plenty, but only a few good lawyers for personal injury cases that can represent the victims to help them get justice for their suffering.

When: Thursday February 28 – Saturday March 2, 2013

Where: Dolce Hayes Mansion, 200 Edenvale Avenue, San Jose, CA

  • Keynote speaker Zackery Lystedt, his family, and his attorney who worked for a while with Personal Injury Attorneys – Phillips Law Offices, will present their inspirational story. Zackery suffered a life-threatening brain injury in one of his middle school football games, a result of continued play following a concussion. He fought through his adversity and he and his family, with the help of their attorney, formed a coalition that resulted in the first legislation in the nation that requires written medical clearance following a concussion before practice or competition in sports. It’s endorced by the NFL and known as the “Lystedt Law.” You can learn more here and enlighten yourself about every other facet of the case.
  • Henry Huie, MD, will lead a presentation that discusses the clinical assessment of post concussion syndrome in athletes, and reviews the current recommendations for medical management of symptoms.
  • Cynthia Boyd, PhD, will examine the physiological changes that occur after TBI, and with PTSD, which increase service members risk for aggressive and violent behavior, including treatment recommendations and interventions.
  • Marilyn Lash, MSW, will lead a presentation titled “Wives of Wounded Warriors” that will address complex overlay of PTSD and TBI, the needs of the caregivers, and challenges of military life. To know the legal part of it you can take a look at this post.

To learn more about the conference or to purchase tickets, visit www.braininjuryconference.org.

You can also check out the conference program by clicking on the link below:
Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference Program

 

Meet new VMC CEO Paul Lorenz January 30

 New leaders event

Please join the VMC Foundation on Wednesday, January 30th at the Silicon Valley Capital Club to welcome Paul Lorenz, the new CEO of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.  The reception will also honor Rene Santiago as he starts his second year at Deputy County Executive and Director of the Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System.

Paul, who began his tenure at VMC in November, brings nearly 20 years of executive healthcare leadership to VMC, most recently as Chief Deputy Director for the Ventura County Health Care Agency.

Event Details

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 6:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.

Silicon Valley Capital Club, 50 W. San Fernando, San Jose (parking validation available)

wine and hors d’oeuvres

dress is business casual

RSVP

Space is limited to the first 125 guests.  Please RSVP by calling 408-885-5299 or send us an email.

We are facing AIDS!

Frank Yang, Bellermine High School Student's Winning Poster Submission Entitled "Save Lives. Stop AIDS."

Frank Yang, Bellarmine High School Student’s Winning Poster Submission Entitled “Save Lives. Stop AIDS.”

This past Saturday, December 1st, World AIDS Day Silicon Valley spread the word to the community about the importance of facing AIDS.

A special thank you to the Ira Greene Partners for AIDS Care & Education Clinic for putting on the event as well as The Health Trust, and Santa Clara County Public Health .

High School & College youth were awarded for their poster & video contest submission including Frank Yang, a senior at Bellarmine High School, who was inspired to create his poster to, ” bring awareness to AIDS. I thought the best way to stop AIDS was first to protect ourselves, then educate others about the importance of preventing AIDS.”

To check out photos from the event,  click here.

Please also check out the Facing AIDS photo gallery to see Silicon Valley represented amongst the nation.

World AIDS Day Silicon Valley this Saturday!

No plans yet for tomorrow?

Come out and  join us for a celebration of the victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services, creative efforts from youth, remarks by community leaders, reflection of those impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and a call to action.

The PACE Clinic in partnership with the VMC Foundation presents World AIDS Day Silicon Valley at the Locatelli Student Center at Santa Clara University from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

The event will feature a Red Ribbon Tree, a Facing AIDS photobooth, free HIV testing from Santa Clara County Public Health, and the displays of posters submitted by youth in Silicon Valley about HIV/AIDS prevention & intervention.

The program will be MC’ed by St. John from 99.7 and will include talks from Fred Ferrer, CEO, The Health Trust,  Fr. Michael Zampelli, SJ, community members as well as the presentation of awards for the youth poster & video contest.

We hope you can make it!

 

“Gala in the Garden” raises over 200k for VMC

Thank you to the sponsors and attendees for making the VMC Foundation 2012 “Gala in the Garden” a terrific success. Over $200,000 was raised in support of Valley Medical Center ( $40,000 being donated the night of the event).

As fundraisers, these kind of results keep us going.  But just as important was bringing people together to make a stand for a strong healthcare safety net in Silicon Valley.  As we are fond of saying, the doors of VMC are open to all.  It’s up to all of us to keep it that way.

We’d like to specifically recognize our event sponsor, El Camino Hospital and hosts, Michelle Sandberg, MD and Marc Bodnick.

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“Gala in the Garden” Sponsors

El Camino Hospital

EVENT SPONSOR

Santa Clara Family Health Foundation

DINNER SPONSOR

Gardner Family Health Network

SCVMC Medical Executive Committee

PROGRAM SPONSORS

SCVMC Newborn Medicine

Sorci Family Foundation

RECEPTION SPONSORS

Santa Clara Family Health Plan

BAND SPONSOR

Nexus IS

COCKTAIL BAR SPONSOR

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

DESSERT SPONSOR

Mary Ellen and Michael Fox, Sr.

LIVE AUCTION SPONSOR

F.W. Spencer and Son, Inc.

SILENT AUCTION SPONSOR

Valley Health Plan

VALET SPONSOR

Burrell School Vineyards & Winery

WINE SPONSOR

Joseph J. Albanese, Inc.

California HealthCare Foundation

Davidson Family Foundation

E Two and Associates

Epic

Focus Business Bank

Norman Kline

Lexus of Stevens Creek

Registered Nurses Professional Assn.

SCVMC Emergency Medicine Physicians

SCVMC Radiology Physicians

Michelle Sandberg, MD

John A. Sobrato

Trepel, Greenfield, Sullivan & Draa

URS/JKL Construction Services

TABLE SPONSORS

For VMC, for our County: YES on Measure A.

It’s Friday, lunch-hour, and time for a little politics: No, not the Obama/Romney kind, but the local kind that will have a more immediate and direct impact on all of us who live in Santa Clara County.

The sad fact is this: Our county has faced ten years IN A ROW of budget cuts, and we just can’t count on Sacramento or Washington DC to come to the rescue. Our County Supervisors have met the challenge again and again, cutting, combining, employing technology – all while firefighters, doctors, nurses and staff accept cuts in pay and benefits.

But we just can’t cut anymore without risking vital services like VMC’s emergency/trauma care, law enforcement public safety, children’s health coverage and more. That’s why I hope you’ll join me in voting YES on Measure A in November.

It’s a simple 1/8 of a penny tax increase. ALL the money stays in the county and cannot be taken by the State. The funds raised go to the County general fund and support all those services I mentioned and more. It lasts ten years only.

This is a simple and powerful tool to strengthen our community. Learn more by clicking here, and join me and the VMC Foundation in supporting Measure A.

“Gala in the Garden” Directions and Event Info

“Gala in the Garden”  is sold out.  Thank you to all sponsors and attendees. We look forward to a terrific event.

DIRECTIONS

Event parking and complimentary shuttle service is located at Sacred Heart Schools Atherton, 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.  For a map, click here.

If you have questions about your tickets or sponsorship, please call Beth Williams at 408-885-5206 or contact her via email.

AUCTION PREVIEW

For a preview of live auction and silent auction item, please click here.

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El Camino Hospital

EVENT SPONSOR

Santa Clara Family Health Foundation

DINNER SPONSOR

Gardner Family Health Network

SCVMC Medical Executive Committee

PROGRAM SPONSORS

SCVMC Newborn Medicine

Sorci Family Foundation

RECEPTION SPONSORS

Santa Clara Family Health Plan

BAND SPONSOR

Nexus IS

COCKTAIL BAR SPONSOR

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

DESSERT SPONSOR

Mary Ellen and Michael Fox, Sr.

LIVE AUCTION SPONSOR

F.W. Spencer and Son, Inc.

SILENT AUCTION SPONSOR

Valley Health Plan

VALET SPONSOR

Burrell School Vineyards & Winery

WINE SPONSOR

Joseph J. Albanese, Inc.

California HealthCare Foundation

Davidson Family Foundation

E Two and Associates

Epic

Focus Business Bank

Norman Kline

Lexus of Stevens Creek

Registered Nurses Professional Assn.

SCVMC Emergency Medicine Physicians

SCVMC Radiology Physicians

Michelle Sandberg, MD

John A. Sobrato

Trepel, Greenfield, Sullivan & Draa

URS/JKL Construction Services

TABLE SPONSORS