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Stories of Impact



Developed by pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) Polly Patel, the BRIDGE (Babies Reaching Improved Development & Growth in Their Environment) program has been providing compassionate, patient-centered care for more than 10 years. This innovative care model is designed to ensure babies born premature, or with complex health conditions, have a healthy transition from their hospital stay to their home.

Started in 2021, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Santa Clara County (CAC) is an inclusive, child-focused program supporting children experiencing physical or sexual abuse or neglect. With your support, Valley Health Foundation helped the CAC expand their staff and their space, transforming a room into additional therapy space that can be used for children and their family members, including parents, siblings, and other caregivers.

Santa Clara County’s Complex Care Services Program was launched in 2022 to provide additional individualized support for patients who need it most. Housed within this program is the Integrated Care Team (ICT) that specializes in working with patients with severe behavioral and executive functioning disorders. It is one of the only teams across the country to specifically serve this population using this innovative model.

In 2018, Josh sustained a traumatic brain injury from a biking accident while on a family vacation in Maui. His wife Mary learned about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s nationally recognized Traumatic Brain Injury Unit and Josh was transferred by medical flight from Hawaii to SCVMC. Josh spent 2 months at SCVMC’s award-winning Rehabilitation Center working with a multi-disciplinary team to regain his basic functions.

Nine-year old Nalin, joined the 3rd annual Bloom Energy & Tarana Wireless Stars and Strides Run where he rode in the helicopter and kicked off the Kids Fun Run. Nalin received life-saving care at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, for a rare and serious disorder.

“David’s story is very special because it illustrates what the Medical Respite Program and the individual can accomplish together,” Sara Jeevanjee, MD, Medical Director of the Valley Homeless Healthcare Program (VHHP) said.

When Jennifer became pregnant in 2017, her life was – in her own words – tumultuous. She delivered her son, Lofa, just 27 weeks into her pregnancy. Her son, who was 2 pounds and 12 ounces, was immediately transferred to...

One day before his 9th birthday, Colin started to complain of a headache. His mother Theresa eventually called 911 as his pain worsened and he became less responsive. By the time the paramedics arrived, Colin was unconscious...