At MayView, our goal is simple. We want to keep the people of Silicon Valley healthy, happy and able to contribute to the dynamic fabric of our wonderful Valley. We believe in early and consistent access to premium medical care for all, with an emphasis on prevention, patient engagement and education.
We understand that economic hardship is often a barrier to health care and we serve our patients without consideration of their ability to pay. At MayView, compassion, dignity and mutual respect are essential core values and we practice them consistently.
We will only be successful in addressing addiction – and other illnesses – when we recognize the humanity within each of us. People are more than their disease. All of us are more than our worst mistakes. We must ensure our nation always reflects a fundamental value: every life matters.
Healing happens when we are able to truly talk to and connect with each other. That means listening and understanding. It means assuming good, not the worst. It means pausing before we judge. Building a more connected America will require us to find new ways to talk to each other.
The world is locked in a struggle between love and fear. Choose love. Always. It is the world’s oldest medicine. It is what we need to build a nation that is safe and strong for us and our children.”
Vivek Murthy, MD, former U.S. Surgeon General, 2017 April
MayView was founded in July of 1972, with the charter or providing health care to underserved women in Silicon Valley. The effort was remarkably successful and pre/post-natal and pediatric care soon followed. Our Mountain View clinic was opened to serve the needs of a rapidly expanding population in mid Santa Clara County and our third clinic, Sunnyvale, was opened in proximity to the Columbia Neighborhood Center. Our goal from the very start was to ensure that every resident had access to excellent medical care without consideration of their financial status.
Today, nearly fifty years later, MayView stands boldly as one of the nation's oldest and most successful nonprofit health care providers. Our charter of compassionate care remains unchanged, although our service offerings have expanded to meet the needs of our remarkably diverse community. MayView now offers primary health care for people of all ages, as well as behavioral counseling, addiction assistance and critical care referral programs. Our wonderful providers reflect our diversity and are fluent in over 15 different languages.
2018 was a year of strong transition for MayView, as we appointed Ken Graham, FACHE, as our CEO. Ken came to MayView with a wealth of experience, including a highly successful tenure as CEO of El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. Under Ken's leadership, MayView has revolutionized internal efficiency; revamping our patient call centers, web based access and infrastructure. He has also played the lead role in building outstanding community alliances, including an integral partnership with El Camino and Stanford Hospitals, as well as the Palo Alto Medical Center. Our current and future plans call for a joint project with Next Door Solutions to help combat domestic violence, as well as the creation of a Community Foundations Board to assist in fundraising.
In April 2020, MayView clinics joined forces with Ravenswood Family Health Center and are now under the guidance of Ravenswood leadership. Please visit Ravenswood's website to learn more about Ravenswood Family Health Network.
If you have not yet become a supporter, friend or patient of MayView Community Health, we invite you to join us. We are grateful for our past, committed to our present and excited about our future.