The Rehabilitation Center and Burn Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center were named as 2011 Professional Research Consultants (PRC) 5-Star Award winners for excellent patient perception. PRC is a nationally-known health care marketing research company that is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
Edgar Flores wants to be a doctor when he grows up. And what is it exactly that doctors do?
"They poke," he tells me. "And they help children."
Five-year-old Edgar has become quite an expert on doctors. After a car fire in July 2007 left him burned over 85 percent of his body, he spent five months in the burn unit at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and had 16 operations. Several times, his doctors didn't think he would make it.
But Edgar had too many plans to give up.
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After a thorough process, site visit and careful review, the Burn Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center was verified by the American Burn Association Burn Center Verification Committee. Burn Center Verification provides a true mark of distinction for a burn center. Achievement of ABA Verification is an indicator to government, third-party payers, patients, and accreditation organizations that each center is providing the highest quality patient care to burn patients from time of injury through rehabilitation. Read the full story...
Hospitals and firefighters offer tips to prevent burns, smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning due to seasonal causes.