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  • Disease Prevention Starts with Sound Nutrition/Una Buena Nutrición Es Fundamental Para Prevenir Enfermedades

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    Disease Prevention Starts with Sound Nutrition By: Avni Madhani, Volunteer Earlier this month, I received the opportunity to volunteer at a Gardner Family Health Network Clinic. My daily experiences at the clinic have consisted of friendly and enjoyable interactions with not only the patients but also the hardworking and receptive staff. Throughout my time at Gardner, I have learned a great deal about nutrition and its associated challenges. After numerous patient studies, I have begun to realize the immense extent to which nutrition ... Read More

  • Gardner Health Services: 2016-2018 Strategic Initiative


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  • Are We Making A Difference?


    The beginning of a new year is a time to look back and reflect on our accomplishments, challenges and the improvements we want to make. This is the time when we, as a nonprofit organization, ask ourselves the most critical question: Are we making a difference? This year, the answer came to us in a simple but meaningful thank you note sent by one of our patients: Don Saito. Don shared his story with us: "About three months ago, I started getting chest pains whenever I'd exert myself. It would start out slowly, and get worse and worse. ... Read More

  • It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate

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    Earlier this month, the county’s Public Health Department informed us that the first flu death of the 2015-2016 influenza virus in the state of California was recorded in Santa Clara County. As a health care professional, this news saddens me deeply, both because a life was lost and because I suspect that this drastic outcome could most likely have been prevented. The deceased person was an adult under 65 years of age who had chronic underlying medical conditions, tested positive for influenza A, was hospitalized and ultimately died from ... Read More

  • Community Health Centers and Valley Medical Center Rise to the Challenge!


    As the Daughters of Charity hospitals consider their newest suitor, Blue Mountain Capital, we must not lose sight of the critical function healthcare partnerships play in creating and sustaining a healthcare safety net for underserved populations. A good example is the alliance between Santa Clara County’s Valley Medical Center (VMC) and our non-profit Community Health Centers (CHCs), who share a philosophy and commitment to improve the health of our communities. Since 1993, we have been in formal partnership with VMC, developing an ... Read More

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