I feel so blessed and yet so guilty. I have a wonderful job, a roof over my head and a loving family. I live in the Silicon Valley. In the heart of the world’s tech hub. On my daily trip into work I drive by Cisco, SunPower, Intel, and Samsung. Most days the “faster” route takes me past Protein Simple, Fetch Robotics, Calix, Vander-Bender, Lumileds and Paypal as I get on 87. Other days when I choose to ignore my navigation, I peruse by elemental8, LG Display, Google Express, and NBC/Telemundo. Either way, I can’t ignore what I see. I see the
Gardner Health Services and Life Saving Images are coming together for our 3rd free mobile mammography clinic to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join us on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 8am-5pm at our Gardner Health Center at 195 E. Virginia St., San Jose, CA 95112 and on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 8am-5pm at our Gilroy South County Health Center at 7526 Monterey St. Gilroy, CA 95020. For more information click here or call us at (408) 579-6183 to schedule an appointment.
The Día de los Muertos Run-Walk is our inaugural fundraising event and health initiative that brings together patients, staff, families and the community in celebration of life, health and the lives of those we love eternally! Run, walk, jog, or stroll along the Guadalupe River while raising money to help children and families, who can't afford medical insurance, get free care! This event will feature a family-friendly run-walk route (with two distances: 5K or 10K) and a health fair. Participants can visit our sponsor tents, listen to music,
Our very own, Michael Danner, MSW, LCSW, Program Supervisor, Differential Response Program and Bernadette Martinez, MSW, LCSW, Program Manager, Family and Children Division will be presenting at the 2019 International Conference on Innovations in Family Engagement. Wed., 11/20/19 4:05 pm – 4:45 pm session Together we will look at strengths, challenges, and strategies so that everyone leaves with something to take back and utilize when engaging families. We will also take a closer look at cultural humility: How is this different from
Dear Community, It is a pleasure to inform you with very important and exciting news! On March 12th, 2019, the Gardner Board of Directors voted to consolidate Gardner Family Health Network, Inc. (GFHN) and Gardner Family Care Corporation (GFCC). As of July 1, 2019, we have officially merged GFCC into GFHN, DBA Gardner Health Services. In essence, the parent organization GFHN has absorbed the subsidiary corporation GFCC and thus will operate as one company. This consolidation will enhance our ability to: Be more efficient and achieve
Have you ever experienced what it feels like to not belong somewhere? Not belonging to anyone or anywhere defined my entire childhood and young adult life. I grew up in foster care, with a father who was incarcerated and a mother who was severely mentally ill. One of the most damaging consequences of being a child who grows up belonging to no one except for systems is what it did to my developing sense of worth and value as a human. The messages sent to me as a child (barely old enough to be called a teenager) when I was left in an adult
As Gardner Health Services celebrates its 50th anniversary, it’s important to remember those employees who were instrumental in Gardner’s longevity. The organization grew like a tree from concrete to become the largest healthcare safety net in the County of Santa Clara. Norma Avalos is one of those employees who has kept Gardner rooted over the years. She first joined Gardner 32 years ago and ever since she has embodied the grit and determination that define the organization’s success. Norma began her nursing career in the 1970s in