It is our goal to take the leadership role in healthcare delivery for the Tri-Valley area. As such, we have recruited the very best physicians and other medical professionals to partner with you to improve your health.
Prevention does matter, and a positive relationship with your Primary Care Physician as well as a strong referral base to physician specialists enables VPA physicians to partner with you to manage and improve your health.
Even as we've developed our own roots in the area, we've collaborated with a number of institutions to offer academic level care in our own community.
Our collaboration with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital broadens the array of health services for children and families in the Tri-Valley by providing local access to UCSF specialists.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is recognized throughout the world as a leader in health care, known for innovation, technology and compassionate care. For more than a century, the hospital has offered the highest quality medical treatment. Today, UCSF is consistently ranked among the nation's top children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. This unique affiliation between ValleyCare and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital offers you and your children unprecedented medical care right here in the Tri-Valley.
ValleyCare's cancer program is affiliated with UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, which allows our community-based cancer center access to advanced cancer therapies through telemedicine and broader dissemination of clinical trials. Telemedicine allows our physicians access to virtual tumor boards and clinical trial options, which improves cancer management at our community health care facilities. It also allows them to consult with UCSF faculty on patient care issues.
Since 2003, ValleyCare has partnered with Chabot-Las Positas College to train additional health care resources for our area. This partnership is a joint effort to alleviate a national shortage of nurses, and specifically to increase the number of nurses at ValleyCare.
The Chabot College Nursing Program Extended Campus at ValleyCare increased the enrollment in the Chabot Nursing Program from 40 to 60 students. The first ValleyCare class of ten students was accepted in August 2003 and in August 2006 enrollment increased to twenty students.
Information on enrollment, registration and pre-requisites is available at the Chabot College website, www.chabotcollege.edu
ValleyCare Physician Associates works closely with Diablo Clinical Research, a research institution that conducts Phase 1-4 clinical studies across many illnesses including Diabetes, Diabetic Neuropathy, Obesity, Cholesterol, Menopause, Migraines, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Sexual Dysfunction and more. For more information about ongoing research, you may investigate the Diablo Clinical Research clinical trails at www.diabloclinical.com. To express interest in participating in a research trial, talk to your Primary Care Physician (PCP).