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Who We Are

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare organization. We are also a large and highly respected teaching hospital.  We have all normal hospital services, such as Labor and Delivery, Our major service lines include our nationally recognized Rehabilitation Center, Mother Infant Care Center, Regional Burn Trauma Unit, Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Services, Intensive Care Services and comprehensive Cancer Services. We also have one of the few comprehensive Emergency Departments in the Bay Area. We provide emergency and acute psychiatric care.  We have 8 comprehensive health centers geographically spread across Santa Clara County. We have a robust community outreach program that utilizes mobile health centers to reach vulnerable and at risk populations. These care teams provide care at various locations around the county including teen alternative schools, re-entry centers, shelters, homeless encampments, and more. We have over 30 Specialty Services such as Orthopedics, GI, Ophthalmology and more. 

SCVMC was recognized for its commitment to excellence in 2017 with many awards. Among them:

  • SCVMC achieved HIMSS Stage 7 recognition for both acute and ambulatory care. SCVMC is the first County healthcare system in California and the 2nd largest County owned hospital in the US to achieve this level of recognition.
  • 2017 C. Duane Dauner Quality Award by Hospital Quality Institute for excellence in the use of technology to improve access to and quality of care.​

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) has also teamed up with O'Connor Hospital and St. Louise Regional Hospital and is now part of Santa Clara Valley Healthcare. Together, our hospitals and clinics are now operating as one healthcare delivery system, sharing our expertise for a healthier Santa Clara Valley.


The County of Santa Clara strives to provide you and your family with programs, tools, and resources to help you live a healthy life.


We’re committed to building a healthy community—one person at a time. But health is more than​ just getting the care you need. It’s about getting and staying healthy in all areas of your life. Our programs can help you do just that. View Employee Benefits page for more information on programs.

  • Medical - Provides annual checkups, screenings, urgent care services, hospital visits, prescriptions, and much more. (See more)
  • Dental - Brightens your smile, keeps your mouth healthy, and treats any dental issues.
  • Vision - Helps you see better.
  • Bonus Waiver - Gives you the option to receive a taxable increase in gross wages by waiving the County’s medical coverage.
  • Health FSA


No matter what financial goals you’ve set, we offer plans to help you get there. Together, they create a powerful way for you to protect your income, pay for expenses, and invest in your future.

  • Dependent Care - Helps you pay for dependent care expenses so you can work and/or for certain expenses not covered by your health plans
  • Life Insurance - Protects you and your family from financial woes caused by death or disability
  • AD&D Insurance - Protects you and your family in unforeseen event


Sometimes you’ll need time away from work to be with family, attend to a medical condition, take a dream vacation, or just recharge. We’ve got you covered.

  • Paid time off - Generous vacation days so you can take time off when you need it
  • Paid sick leave


  • Gym Discounts - Helps you get fit, manage weight, eat well, and take care of yourself
  • Employee Discounts
  • VTA SmartPass - Transportation support for a stress-free commute


We offer competitive programs to help define and build on your financial goals and give you peace of mind as you plan for your future.

  • CalPERS
  • Deferred Comp
  • Retiree Medical Coverage - County pays for medical coverage after employee completes 15 years of service

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