Entries by VMC Foundation

New VMC CEO Linda Smith

(republished from Connections, a newsletter for employees of the Santa Clara County Health & Hospital System) Linda M. Smith Appointed to Head Santa Clara Valley Medical Center On December 17, 2010, the County Executive Jeff Smith announced the appointment of Linda M. Smith, FACHE as SCVMC Chief Executive Officer effective February 1, 2011. Ms. Smith […]

The San Jose Rep Supports VMC

During the fall 2010 production of Secret Order, cast and staff of the San Jose Rep asked members of the audience to donate in support of VMC’s Sobrato Cancer Center. The Center – like all services at VMC – provides world class care to all, regardless of ability to pay. On Tuesday, December 14, 2010, […]

San Jose Rep Supports VMC

During the fall 2010 production of “Secret Order,” cast and staff of the San Jose Rep asked members of the audience to donate in support of VMC’s Sobrato Cancer Center. The Center – like all services at VMC – provides world class care to all, regardless of ability to pay. On Tuesday, December 14, 2010, […]

At VMC you will walk, never alone

VMC physicians save lives everyday – curing disease, rehabilitating injury and giving our patients hope for the future. But rarely do they get the opportunity to fundamentally alter the course of modern medicine, potentially impacting lives throughout the world. Until now. Dr. Akshat Shah, a leader of VMC’s renowned Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Unit, joined the […]

A Special Delivery

The Rehabilitation Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Recognized nationally as a “Center of Excellence”, the VMC Rehab Center treats patients with severe head, spinal cord and stroke related injuries, regardless of ability to pay. Since its founding, over 15,000 patients have been served. Each one of those […]

VMC Burn Center at the Ready

As the tragedy in San Bruno unfolded last night, staff from the award-winning VMC Burn Unit went on high alert. “Just about everyone not scheduled to work called me to say they could come in,” said Jill Sproul, R.N., Nurse Manager for the VMC Burn Center. “Everyone was ready.” Fortunately for the victims, hospitals closer […]