VMC Foundation underwrites SCVMC's Care Package program with $16,600 grant

Valley Medical Center Foundation (VMCF) announced the awarding of a $16,600 grant to support Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s expanded Care Package program provided to every new patient at the hospital’s spinal cord injury rehab center. The grant allows for an upgraded backpack holding the many educational documents, tools and devices selected based on each patient’s unique abilities and needs, home devices such as Google Home Mini or Amazon’s Echo Dot, enhanced drinking cups and more.

This effort was led by NorCal SCI’s co-founder, Nick Struthers, who collaborated with the leadership and staff at the hospital as well as VMCF’s CEO, Chris Wilder, and Senior Development Officer, Debbie Burdsall, who believed this was a program worth investing in so that all newly-injured SCI patients have access to great information and tools as they begin their new journey.

As the recipient of the grant, NorCal SCI will collaborate with the staff at the rehab center to manage purchase and distribution of all the contents of each Care Package.

Separately from this program, NorCal SCI can provide its own Care Package with the similar type of content to any newly or recently injured person in Northern California as well as working with any rehab center interested in partnering with us to help develop their own Care Package program. Contact us at info@norcalsci.org for more details.