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Awards

​Keeping the community and our patients safe and healthy is a team effort. The excellent medical staff at SCVMC provides a wide-range of services and treatments to the patients we serve. Numerous awards, accreditations and grants have been awarded to a number of our employees, as well as to various units and medical center departments, for our outstanding and innovative care.

Accreditations

  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center accredited by The Joint Commission (2009).
  • Stroke Center accredited by The Joint Commission (2009).
  • Rehabilitation Center accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for stroke/rehab program, inpatient and outpatient services for both Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Injury units (2009 to 2012).
  • The Main Jail, Elmwood Facilities and Juvenile Hall received a full two year Accreditation from the Institute for Medical Quality. There are only 13 other Jails that are accredited in California and only 10 other Juvenile Halls that have achieved this status (2009).
  • Trauma Center & Pediatric Trauma Center accredited by the American College of Surgeons (2007).
  • Trauma Center & Pediatric Trauma Center accredited by the American College of Surgeons (2007).
  • All Medical Residency Programs have been accredited by the Accreditation Committee for Graduate Medical Education, which is a national committee that governs all residency programs.

Awards

  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, along with five other California public hospitals, received the prestigious Kaiser Permanente James A. Vohs Award for Quality for their programs to reduce cardiac risk by managing severe chronic diseases (2010).
  • SCVMC recognized by Consumer Reports as 1 of 105 hospitals across the country that has reported zero (0) central-line infections (2010).
  • Valley Health Center Silver Creek received the National Association of Public Health & Hospital Systems (NAPH) Safety Net Award for Quality Improvement for their work in primary care redesign (2009).
  • SCVMC received Top Honors Award from California Association of Public Hospitals for the SCVMC Seismic Safety Project (2009).
  • The March of Dimes selected SCVMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as the only Northern California hospital selected to receive March of Dimes NICU Family Support designation to enhance the focus on “Family Centered Care” for moms, babies and families in San Jose and surrounding communities (2008).
  • The Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) awarded SCVMC the Organ Donation Medal of Honor which recognized hospitals that have achieved and sustained a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors (2008).
  • Pediatric Healthy Lifestyles Center awarded Honorable Mention by the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (2008).
  • The Secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department awarded their Top Award for Outstanding Achievement in Service to Homeless Veterans to our Homeless Health Care program, along with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and the Homeless Veterans Emergency Housing Facility at Menlo Park (2008).
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center was recognized by the California Department of Public Health and the California Hospital Association for leadership in achieving high standards in the Health Hospital and Health Systems award category. The award was presented to Dr. Patrick Kearns and the SCVMC Wellness Committee (2007).
  • Pediatric Healthy Lifestyles Center awarded Top Honors by the California Association of Public Hospitals as a Quality Leader for Improvements in Chronic Disease Management (2007).
  • Valley Homeless Healthcare Program at Puentes Clinic received the Reducing Health Care Disparities Award from the National Association of Public Hospitals (2007).
  • Center for Diabetes and Metabolism was awarded the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for its high quality diabetes self-management education programs (2007).
  • Valley Homeless Health Program received the PRC Patient Satisfaction Award from the Emergency Housing Consortium (2007).
  • Partners in AIDS Care and Education (PACE) Clinic received the AIDS Coalition of Silicon Valley’s Award of Distinction (2007).

Physician & Staff Recognition

  • Balaji Govindaswami, MD was chosen by the California Association of Neonatologists to participate in their 6th annual meeting as Program Faculty for Neonatology Fellows’ Workshop (2010).
  • Lorinda Gomes, SCVMC Nurse Recruiter, was honored by MACSA as one of the Ten Most Influential Latinos in Silicon Valley (2009).
  • Maryann Barry, Associate Director SCVMC, presented "An Integrated Health Care Delivery System for County Correctional Facilities" to American Correctional Health Service Association (2009).
  • Tamara Bushnik, MD, received the Distinguished Member award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (2008).
  • William Jensen, MD, received the David Burgess Award for Lifetime Contributions to HIV/AIDS Service from the Institute for Health Care Improvement (2008).
  • Akshat Shah, MD, received the Jose Montero Teaching Award from the Stanford Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program (2008). Rhonda Williams, MD, received the James Thompson Humanitarian Award from the Stanford Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program (2008).
  • The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine was recognized by the California Clinical Laboratory Technical Advisory Board for its affiliation San Jose State University to develop and maintain the largest Clinical Laboratory Scientist Internship Program in California. The department was also recognized for its affiliation with De Anza College to develop the only Medical Laboratory Technician Internship Program in California. The SCVMC Laboratory is the first one in the state to employ Medical Laboratory Technicians (2008).
  • Thomas Bush, MD, and Frank Kagawa, MD, named Regional Physician Champions by the Bay Area Patient Safety Collaborative. They received this honor for their exceptional leadership in implementing strategies to improve patient safety and quality of care (2007).
  • Neha Chandra, MD, received an award from the American College of Physicians for most outstanding clinical research presentation (2007).
  • Jill Sproul, Nurse Manager of the Burn Center, received the Alan & Delwyn Breslau Award from the Phoenix Society. The Phoenix Society awarded its highest honor to a member who has a collaborative spirit and enhances the ability of the Society to fulfill its mission of peer support, education and advocacy (2007).

Grants

  • California Healthcare Foundation Grant for the Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship Program (2010-2011).Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grant for the seated Tai Chi classes provided by the Spinal Cord Injury Program (2009-2010).
  • The Palliative Care Program received a grant from the California Healthcare Foundation for a Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship Program at SCVMC for the July 2010 to June 2011 academic period (2009).
  • SCVMC received a Quality of Life Grant from Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to support a seated Tai Chi program for individuals with spinal cord injuries (2009).
  • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Grant for “Dysphagia in Spinal Cord Injury” (2008-2011).
  • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Grant for “A New Measure of Subjective Fatigue in Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury” (2008-2011).
  • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Grant to the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (2007-2012).
  • Cardinal Health Patient Safety Grant for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Smart Start Protocol and Anticoagulation Inpatient/Outpatient Bridge (2008).
  • Early Intervention Program Grants for Primary Care, Bridge Program, and Positive Changes (2007-2008).
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Grant from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, and National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (2007).
  • Ryan White Care Act Grant for Ambulatory Care, Treatment Adherence, Early Intervention Services and Mental Health (1996-present).







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