Entries by VMC Foundation

Renova drive re-opened, an idea becomes reality

This week marks a historic milestone in the completion of the new (and earthquake safe) VMC – Renova Drive re-opened Monday to traffic, creating a new entrance to the main Valley Medical Center campus. The new road provides a streamlined access point to both VMC and Valley Specialty Center, and will serve the new VMC […]

Community organizes to support VMC Rehab patient

After a serious car accident this past January, Castillero Middle School choir director Joeseph DeMar’s life was changed forever. While he survived the injuries he sustained, they left him requiring 24-hour care and specialized equipment to keep him mobile. Joe is completing his rehabilitation here at VMC’s nationally recognized Rehabilitation Center. One important focus of […]

Diabetes Law Collaborative removes barriers to staying healthy

The Diabetes Law Collaborative, housed on the VMC hospital campus, helps individuals living with diabetes advocate for their health. Please read the article below, originally posted on the Diabetes Forecast blog, to learn more about this important program. Removing Legal Obstacles to Good Health By Katie Bunker [The Diabetes Law Collaborative] is the nation’s first […]

Non-traditional fundraising methods produce results

Traditional methods of fundraising are well established – direct mail, planned giving and gala events. The non-traditional? Try dressing your Executive Director in a ridiculous costume to dance for potential donors in a music video posted on the Internet. The VMC Foundation is many things – traditional is not often one of them. By now, […]

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 […]