Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2017

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation

Mission

The Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation raises funds to help Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System provide nationally recognized, quality care to meet the growing needs of our community.

The Big Idea

Funding will support specialized medical services, testing, and education for type 1 and type 2 pediatric diabetes patients at the new Salinas Valley Medical Clinic Diabetes & Endocrine Center.

Children and adolescents with diabetes or endocrine disorders need special care. The pediatric clinic, within the SVMC Diabetes & Endocrine Center, will provide comprehensive care and educational support for pediatric patients throughout Monterey County. The specialized care team includes a Pediatric Endocrinologist, bilingual nurse practitioner, certified diabetes educator, and a social worker.

As a mother with a son who has type 1 diabetes, I know how stressful it can be to manage your child’s care and to support them in taking charge of their condition. It’s vital to have a diabetes care team available locally for young patients. As the Director of Diabetes Services for the new SVMC Diabetes & Endocrine Center, I’m proud to say that our goal is to improve the lives of pediatric patients and their families and support them with advanced medical care and education. We want to empower our young patients to live well today and be healthy for the future.

— Dana Armstrong, Salinas