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Happy New Year, Santa Clara County!
Parks, Education, Health

Happy New Year, Santa Clara County!

Happy New Year, Santa Clara County! Have you made your new year’s resolutions yet? If your goals include more physical activity, finally reading that new book, or eating healthier, the County has lots of options to help you meet your goals and then some! Get outside and participate in the Parks Department’s #PixInParks Challenge. Read…

Miraculous Recovery: Man recovers from a spinal cord injury in VMC’s Rehabilitation Unit
Don't Miss, Health

Miraculous Recovery: Man recovers from a spinal cord injury in VMC’s Rehabilitation Unit

Miraculous Recovery Matthew Wetschler suffered a broken neck from a body surfing accident on November 15, 2017. One month into his recovery at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Unit, Wetschler is making an amazing recovery. Wetschler, who had just started a job as an emergency room doctor at Valley Medical Center, initially…

Santa Clara County, Public Health

Cold Weather Shelters Extend Their Availability by Two Months

For the first time, Santa Clara County’s two main dedicated cold weather shelters will be open for a full six months — up from four months in the past.

Mental Health, Video

Suicide Prevention Programs Save Lives

Suicide accounts for 22% of the deaths caused by injury in Santa Clara County but counselors at the Behavioral Health Services Suicide Prevention Program and at those at the county’s suicide prevention hotline are there to provide help for those who are feeling depressed, hopeless or lonely. These counselors work to prevent suicide by starting with reducing the stigma that surrounds mental health issues.

  • Jesse in his office at VMC
  • Jesse at the White House
Health, Public Health

A Tireless Commitment to the Most Vulnerable

It’s safe to say Jesse Castañeda was the only hospital registration and billing supervisor who was a guest at the White House in 2012 — twice — an honor people who know him say is well-deserved.

Santa Clara County, Health, Video

Heroes Run for VMC Kids

On a beautiful Fall morning in Cupertino — superheroes of all shapes, sizes and super powers gathered in support of one great event –The Annual Heroes Run sponsored by the Valley Medical Foundation and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department.

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