Editorial: Sobrato Pavilion is spectacular addition to Valley Medical Center

Dec 6, 2017 | Mercury News Editorial Board

Valley Medical Center’s new Sobrato Pavilion opens to patients next week, nine years after Santa Clara County voters approved Measure A, a bond measure to pay for seismically retrofitting VMC and keeping its prized burn and trauma centers open.

There were significant setbacks along the way, for sure. But the end product is a spectacular addition to the region’s health care assets and to the hospital that is the linchpin of Santa Clara County’s health care system.

The look and feel is everything patients and their loved ones want in a hospital experience. The interior design has a calming effect on visitors, and new technology provides the cutting-edge advantages residents expect from a hospital located in the heart of Silicon Valley.

The spacious, first-floor rehab center, with its HydroWorx therapy pool and Aretech ZeroG Gait and Balance Rehabilitation systems, is the showcase department. The equipment to help patients rebuild their lives after strokes, auto accidents and other traumas is state of the art.

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