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Opinion - October 17, 2008

Why our county hospital is worth saving

Valley Medical Center needs Measure A to remain region's health care lynchpin

by Jane Bahr

I'm very concerned about the future of our outstanding county hospital, Valley Medical Center. If you have good health insurance, and if you live in the northern part of Santa Clara County, you may know almost nothing about this facility. Here are some of the things you should know:

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Jane Bahr was director for health care of the Mountain View-Los Altos League of Women Voters from 2006 to 2008, and participated in a task force on Santa Clara County health care last year. She lives on Redcliff Court.


Posted by we could all be there sometime, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 24, 2008 at 7:50 pm

My loved fell down, hitting his head on the sidewalk, busting it open and fell into a coma. He has private medical insurance, but because Valley medical center is the ONLY nearby trauma center he was rushed to this hospital. He was well taken care of on a ventilator for several days, his life was saved and he is okay today. An accident could happen to any one at any time, if you have insurance or not, rich or poor, etc, etc. Believe me, you do not want the only trauma center to not be there for your loved one, or yourself. PLEASE VOTE YES ON MEASURE A!!