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For over 140 years, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has been an integral part of the public healthcare delivery system here in Santa Clara County. Then, as now, our mission has been to provide high quality care and excellent service to everyone in our community. We’re proud of the comprehensive, compassionate and innovative healthcare services provided by our committed staff each and every day – here in our hospital and throughout our 11 health facilities conveniently located across Santa Clara County.

We’re also proud of our dedication to quality, research, teaching, innovation, and most importantly, our focus on a positive patient experience. And so we’re pleased to debut our first ever Santa Clara County marketing campaign, entitled “Go Public!” It illustrates our roots as a public system while illuminating themes familiar to many who live here in the Silicon Valley. The following narrative is our brand anthem, which succinctly yet compassionately expresses how we feel about our commitment to our community. Specific elements will be woven into images and messages you’ll see and hear throughout Santa Clara County in the coming weeks and months. Look for us everywhere!

We are,
574 Bed Tertiary Level Care Medical Center and 11 Community Based Clinics
Accredited by The Joint Commission
ACS Verified as Level 1 Adult Trauma and Level 2 Pediatric Trauma
CARF Accredited Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
ACS Verified Burn Trauma Care Center
High risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – CCS Region
LGBT Healthcare Equity Designation: Leader status (2016)

Research, Quality & Innovations

Awards and Recognition

We are proud to be recognized as “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality"!

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has earned a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). HRC is the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

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About Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

WE ARE HIRING! The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center delivers exceptional, innovative and compassionate health care you can depend on when you need it most. Dedicated to the physical, behavioral, and mental well-being of the whole community, our highly skilled staff provides the highest level of care with compassion and respect. Our mission is not only – more... 

  • We are proud to announce that Dr. Jelili Apalara, Medical Director of Specialty Care at SCVMC, has been selected as the Co-Chair of the Education Advisory Panel of the American Association for Physician Leadership. Congratulations, Dr. Apalara! #gopublic #goteamVMC #vscleadership #vmcpride
  • SCVMC Celebrates National Case Management Week 2017. This is a photo of some of our compassionate team members (nurses and social workers) who coordinate care for patients at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Hospital and Clinics. Congratulations and thank you to our hard working and dedicated team. Exceptional people. Exceptional Care. #GoPublic! #ncmw2017 #scvmcpride #goteamVMC
  • This past June, Karen Ketner, DNP, Director of Advanced Practice at Santa Clara Medical Center (SCVMC), Anne Marie Hunt-Bellah, NP Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Valley Specialty Center/SCVMC and Laurie Granberry, NP, Family Practice and Urgent Care/Valley Health CenterDowntown/SCMVC attended the 2017 National Conference of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in Philadelphia.

During this annual national meeting, SCVMC's very own, Dr. Karen Ketner was re-electe...d to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). This will be Karen's second term in this role. She serves as Region 9 Director of ANNP, which includes the states of New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Hawaii and the US Pacific Island Territories. In addition to leading the Region 9 meetings at the conference, she presented a talk titled "Making the Pre-Participation Sports Physical More Valuable". This talk stressed using the pre-participation evaluation for sports clearance in adolescents a time to obtain baseline data that can be compared to post-injury evaluations, stress prevention, and educate patients and their families about the risk of their sport and prevention of injuries. Congratulations, Dr. Karen Ketner! #gopublic #goteamVMC
  • Congratulations to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's (SCVMC) orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Curt Comstock, recipient of the prestigious Sal Halpern "Teacher of the Year" award. Voted on by Stanford Orthopedic Surgery residents, the award is given annually to the top clinical instructor in orthopedic surgery across all Stanford training sites--Stanford University Medical Center, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, the Palo Alto Veteran's Administration (VA) Hospital, Kaiser Permane...nte, and SCVMC. This is the fifth time Dr. Comstock has received this honor and teaching award.

Dr. Comstock holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Zoology and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Michigan. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan and his orthopedic trauma fellowship at the University of Texas at Houston. He joined Team VMC in 1988. Dr. Comstock in an Associate Clinical Professor (Affiliated) at the Stanford School of Medicine, is Board certified in orthopedic surgery, and has a subspecialty in trauma surgery.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Comstock for his commitment to excellence in quality of care and teaching at SCVMC! #GoPublic #healthyinnovationforALL
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