MedAssist Program Expands to Cover All Medications for Diabetes Care
Santa Clara County— To help combat high prescription drug costs, all medications to treat diabetes are being added to the County’s MedAssist Program. People suffering from chronic diseases have a particularly difficult time, not only because of their health condition, but because of the rising cost of their medications.
Physical Rehabilitation Services Nation’s Best
Santa Clara County, CA – July 26, 2022. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has been recognized as a 2022-2023 Best Hospital for rehabilitation services by U.S. News & World Report. These highly regarded clinical services are part of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Recognized for high-quality stroke care
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA— All three County of Santa Clara public hospitals have received American Heart Association quality achievement awards. These awards recognize the hospitals commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized and research-based guidelines. The quality care they provide ultimately leads to more lives saved and reduced disability.
Medi-Cal Health Coverage Now Available to Adults 50+
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— All adults in California over the age of 50, regardless of immigration status, may now qualify for Medi-Cal, the State’s version of the federal Medicaid program that provides free or low-cost health coverage.
Children’s Advocacy Center: A National Model
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. — When the County of Santa Clara Children’s Advocacy Center opened on April 19, 2021, it marked the achievement of a longtime goal to provide young victims of abuse and their families with a full-service sanctuary committed to compassion and justice.
MedAssist Program Offers Help with Stubbornly High Prescription Drug Costs
Santa Clara County—To help combat stubbornly high prescription drug costs, the County of Santa Clara started the MedAssist Program. People living with chronic diseases have a particularly difficult time, not only because of their disease state, but because of the rising cost of their medications. Some individuals may miss taking medications to make ends meet. These vital medications can be the difference between life and death for disorders like diabetes, asthma, and severe allergies.
Health System COVID Response for Unhoused People
How did the County of Santa Clara Health System help unhoused people during the pandemic? Learn how Disaster Service Workers and clinicians from the Health System and other County agencies provided care and services in this post from the California Association of Public Hospitals.
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Highly Ranked for Social Responsibility
Santa Clara County, CALIF. – In the area of Social Responsibility, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center ranked 4 out of 241 hospitals in California and 20th out of 3,010 hospitals nationwide in the Lown Institutes Hospital Index. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center received an “A” (the highest ranking) in the areas of Equity, Value and Outcomes.
Encouraging Safely Storing Guns to Save Lives
Santa Clara County -- Safely storing guns can help prevent tragedies, including suicides. In the moment of a mental health crisis, more time and space between a person and a gun can make all the difference. Taking a few moments to safely store firearms can give a person acting on impulse time to change their mind and get the help they need.
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Recognized in the First Edition of US News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity
Santa Clara County, CA – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center scored well on multiple measures and has been recognized as High Performing in U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural edition of the Best Hospitals for Maternity. High Performing is the highest level of achievement possible.
Quarterly Report: Spotlight: Behavioral Health Services Department
The vision of the Behavioral Health Services Department is to support the residents of our county in being physically and emotionally healthy, happy, and thriving. Direct services are provided to those in the public’s care, and prevention and other programs reach and assist many other Santa Clara County residents.
Quarterly Report: The public healthcare system enhances quality care, services, and programs
As the work of the pandemic continues so do many other projects and activities. Here are some examples of the work being done to provide high quality care, improved access, better service and ultimately, better health to the people we serve.