Dr. James Byrne, Chief of Obstetrics at VMC, talks to NBC Bay Area on the hazards of labor induction for non-medical reasons. As the leader of the regions largest birthing center, Dr. Byrne has heard more than a few unusual requests from expectant mothers eager to have their baby early. He prescribes patience. See why.
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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.
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(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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
In the Fall of 2010, Dr. Lincoln Krochmal, the CEO of a Bay Area Pharmaceutical company, suffered a stroke. After being rushed to a nearby hospital and stabilized, Dr. K, as he is known to VMC staff, needed to choose a Rehabilitation Center. He chose VMC; this is the story of his care.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In early June of 2010, 17-year-old Pioneer High School student Zack Herndon was enjoying a day at the beach with friends when an accidental fall changed the direction of his summer. Only three days after finishing school, and weeks after completing his Eagle Scout project, Zack sustained a neck injury that required emergency medical attention, […]
Focus Business Bank stopped by the VMC Foundation office on Tuesday to make a surprise donation. We decided to record the moment.