Santa Clara Valley Medical Center marked a new era Saturday with the unveiling of its new Sobrato Pavilion, a facility boasting cutting-edge technology and innovation that officials say will put the needs of patients first. (The Mercury News)
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to construct an inpatient psychiatric facility for youth in crisis at Valley Medical Center in San Jose.
“This is about teens at risk of doing damage to themselves or others. This is about families struggling through the hardest thing they’ll ever face and being torn apart at precisely the time they need to be together,” said Board President and Supervisor Joe Simitian in a statement. (Fox2 KTVU)
The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) last week announced Santa Clara Valley Medical Center as the winner of the 2017 C. Duane Dauner Quality Award (formerly known as the Vanguard Award) for its Specialty Care Access Improvement Initiative, an innovative approach to improving patient experience and timely access to quality specialty referrals.
For years, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., faced a problem with sepsis in patients.
There was a concentrated effort to screen for sepsis when patients arrived in the emergency department. But once patients were admitted, there was no consistent screening or treatment approach. And there was no facility-wide training effort, said Kathy Madlem, a nurse who serves as sepsis quality improvement coordinator at the safety net hospital. (Modern Healthcare)
In a strategic move expected to shake up the South Bay’s hospital landscape, the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Foundation on Tuesday kicked off a $25 million fundraising campaign to create a Women and Children’s Center at VMC.
The proposal seeks to consolidate pediatric, maternity and postnatal services in an existing building at the public hospital, which has historically served the county’s low-income patients.
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