Santa Clara Valley Medical Center to Receive $3.9 Million Grant

Santa Clara County, CA. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) is getting a grant to modernize its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to better serve its pediatric patients and their families. This $3.9 million grant will improve the lives of thousands of children and their families.

Senator James Beall played a key role in coordinating SCVMC and State officials to help produce a quality grant application. He also led a coalition of Bay Area legislators in authoring a letter to urge the California Treasurer Fiona Ma to approve SCVMC’s application. 

The funding will increase the number of patients that SCVMC’s NICU can see per year while improving their quality of care with state of the art equipment.

SCVMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit project is ready to start and has local support to ensure these funds are used for maximum impact. In 2014, the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors approved SCVMC’s plans to raise $25 million from non-County sources , which would be matched at least by a one-to-one ratio. 

“I’m so proud of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s leadership to provide quality services to our county’s children, and I’m thankful to the Treasurer Ma’s office for recommending funding for this. With the County’s match, $3.9 million represents hundreds of children’s lives improved with better access to high quality care” said Senator Jim Beall. 

The Treasurer’s Children’s Hospital Program grant will support SCVMC’s effort to further modernized the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with the goal of increasing access and improving pediatric outcomes. An updated unit will bolster and increase health services for indigent, underserved, uninsured and other children and their families needing these services.
 

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