VMC’s new Sobrato Pavilion unveiled

Dec 3, 2017 | The Mercury News

Medical facility features technology upgrades for patients.

SAN JOSE » Santa Clara Valley Medical Center marked a new era Saturday with the unveiling of its new Sobrato Pavilion, a facility boasting cutting-edge technology and innovation that officials say will put the needs of patients first. The six-story, 370,000-squarefoot building, with 168 private patient rooms, is named after prominent Silicon Valley philanthropist John Sobrato, because of his record-setting $5 million donation, matched by another $5 million raised by the VMC Foundation.

Hospital administrators and local politicians unveiled the $468 million pavilion with a ribbon cutting Saturday morning, where several hundred people toured the facility as a live band — made up solely of Valley Medical staff — played outside.

Santa Clara County Executive Jeff Smith said the pavilion “will allow tens of thousands of our employees to provide services of care to millions of individuals over its lifetime.”

The new facility, now nearing completion, was built using the final allotment of funds from Measure A, an $840 million bond measure passed by Santa Clara County voters in 2008 to pay for hospital seismic safety and medical facilities, including a downtown San Jose clinic that opened last year.

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