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Stories of Impact

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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.

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.