Current Funding Priorities – January 2019
ValleyCare Charitable Foundation’s ongoing mission is to raise the funds needed to improve patient care for those who live, work, and play in the Tri-Valley. In partnership with our supporters, we help prioritize and fund pioneering programs to meet the healthcare needs of our rapidly growing and changing community. Here are some of the investments you can make in your local nonprofit hospital.
Greatest Need Fund
Unrestricted donations to ValleyCare Charitable Foundation provide our Board of Trustees and the Hospital leadership the flexibility to use funds where the need is greatest. These contributions help the nonprofit hospital address unexpected issues as they arise.
Our expert team of oncology professionals guide patients and their families through customized treatment and follow-up, based on individual needs. Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare’s cancer program has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer since 1992. Only 20 to 25% of the nation’s 6,000 hospitals have earned this recognized accreditation. With support from donors like you, we have devoted valuable resources to developing and maintaining a progressive cancer care program.
Women in Need Fund
A woman currently has a one-in-eight chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime, making it one of the most common cancers among women, second only to skin cancer.
Established in 2010 by Drs. Jeff Bueno and Tom Sellick, the Women in Need Fund provides financial assistance to underinsured and underprivileged patients in Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton during their treatment and recovery from breast cancer.
The Women in Need Fund has helped over 438 local patients, giving them much-needed support including post-mastectomy camisoles and compression garments which allow breast cancer patients greater comfort when moving around and help in the healing process. Your donation to the Women in Need Fund helps alleviate the financial burden of a breast cancer diagnosis, so patients can focus on what’s most important –their recovery.
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We are dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate care to each patient who seeks our help in the time of their greatest medical need. Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare offers the only 24/7 emergency department in the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin.
The Emergency Department (ED) is staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and nurses with advanced training in emergency care and procedures. Since the affiliation with Stanford Health Care in 2015, the annual utilization of the emergency department has increased by 14%. The increased volume in our ED also increases the demand for our services and equipment. Your donation to our Emergency Department allows us to continuously upgrade the technologies and facilities to better serve our patients, now and for years to come.
Medical Equipment & Technology
Medical equipment and technology is constantly and rapidly evolving; the use of cutting-edge equipment and sophisticated systems give critically ill and injured patients a better chance of survival, recovery, and ongoing health.
Philanthropy has played a critical role in keeping our community hospital on the forefront of lifesaving technology. Your donation to the Medical Equipment and Technology Fund allows us to evolve our medical capabilities to provide world-class care to our community.