Where the Need is Greatest Fund
Queen of the Valley Foundation
Prepare for Anything
The financial support from Providence Queen of the Valley’s donors is monumental. Funds designated for Where the Need is Greatest have allowed the Foundation to support such important projects as the Intensivists Program in the ICU, which created a Rapid Response system to improve the safety of our patients by reducing the incidence of sepsis mortality and other life-threatening conditions.
Most recently these unrestricted funds have allowed us to be COVID-19 ready, which included increasing the number of negative pressure rooms by converting a unit to an isolation wing in the hospital that is equipped with ventilators and other life-saving technology. And it allowed us to buy a second Xenex disinfecting robot known for eradicating deadly pathogens in less than five minutes and disinfecting an entire patient room in approximately 15 minutes.
Today, one of our Greatest Needs is to help shore up operations by investing in additional frontline staff. COVID-19, wildfires and other local crises have created unprecedented demands on the Queen’s staff and we need the support of our donors to maintain the robust operations that ensure world-class care where we live.
Breathtaking Use of Technology
We take great strides in continuously improving the technology, equipment, services and programs the Queen can offer patients. With this unrestricted fund, we can respond quickly to the changing needs of our community when there is an emergency or an emerging innovation that will benefit the health and welfare of our patients.
The ability to fund niche personnel, results in such critical programs as our Intensivists program in our ICU, the Rapid Response Team and our Nurse Navigator program.
Specific initiatives, such as our Sepsis Prevention Program which provides a dedicated sepsis team, have shown a dramatic increase in lives saved by reducing sepsis mortality. Access to increased services and critical care specialists ensures the well-being of all our patients.
As technology rapidly evolves, having the ability to fund innovations, increases the Queen's ability to meet both the constant and changing needs of our community.