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Health Care has a New Champion on the Peninsula
For Sanjay Subhedar, the bigger the challenge the better. Mr. Subhedar was just 21 when he launched a version of domestic Peace Corps for the villages in the state of Maharashtra in his native India. Four decades later, he is one of Silicon Valley’s most respected venture investors and community innovators, having accepted challenge after challenge in business, education, the arts, and now health care.
PAMF Doctors Believe in the Healing Power of Philanthropy
Dr. Hank Jones, Bart Lally and Joseph Franks are exemplary clinicians. In their role as medical directors of philanthropy, they are also liaisons, educators and voices of inspiration. They share what they know about PAMF and its needs. They link people who want to help with people who know how they can.
There are No Walls Around Caring
About two decades ago, a new term appeared on the health care horizon: Community Benefit. Margaret Raffin says the idea behind it was nothing new to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, which had its beginnings some 60 years earlier, in 1930.
A Passionate Advocate for Philanthropy
Joel Friedman, M.D., who recently retired as a cardiologist from PAMF Palo Alto, strongly believes that the only way to practice modern medicine with the ultimate goal of providing the best care for our patients is through philanthropic giving.
Honoring Their Caregivers
For almost five decades, Roberta and Larry Colin have been loyal PAMF patients. To honor their exceptional patient care experience and the superior medical services provided by a variety of PAMF physicians over the years, the Colins recently established a Charitable Remainder Trust with PAMF listed as the remainder beneficiary.
Dedicated to His Love
Celebrated Silicon Valley businessman and politician, Mr. James Viso, recently dedicated the OB/GYN Department at the new Sunnyvale Center in honor of his late wife, Vincee. He says if he could give one piece of advice to women, it would be to get your checkups. Don’t assume you don’t need those tests just because you feel OK.
Women Have a Friend and Much More in the Healthy Breast Campaign
A breast lump is alarming enough when you have good insurance, supportive loved ones and a grasp of the health care system. And your first language is English. Thousands of women in Santa Cruz County have none of that—but they have Carla Gomez.
PAMF Physicians Sponsor Students’ Dreams
Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group has a tradition of helping exemplary young scholars fulfill their dream of a medical career. Until recently, the physicians funded all the scholarships. Now the community is being invited to sponsor additional scholars and help meet the growing need for physicians as the Baby Boomers age and health care reform takes shape.