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.