Cancer Care Services & Programs
Queen of the Valley Foundation
Thank you to all of our generous Buy-a-Ribbon donors! These "ribbons" were purchased during our October campaign and will benefit our Cancer Wellness Program. We are grateful for all of the community's support!
Linda Beckstrom in honor of All cancer patients
Geni Bennetts, MD in honor of Patricia Tuck, PHD
Jennifer Blakely in honor of All cancer patients
Linda Blank in honor of All cancer patients
Sandy Bollinger in honor of Rev. Erwin "Bolly" Bollinger
Ulla Brown in honor of Johanna Niemann
Joseph Carrillo, MD in honor of Cathy Covarubbias
Donna Caywood in honor of Sandra Griffith
Dell Coats in honor of Josephine Glembotzki
Sandy Conway in honor of Erica Conway
Socorro De Luna in honor of Familias De Luna's y Solis
Socorro De Luna in honor of Sharon Jacobo Aguilera
Nancy Duckhorn in honor of Kay Atwood
Nancy Duckhorn in honor of Barbara Hall
Richard Eyheralde in honor of Carol Eyheralde
Teresa Fox in honor of William Fox
Elizabeth Glenn-O'Dell in honor of Beverly
Elizabeth Glenn-O'Dell in honor of Barbara
Elizabeth Glenn-O'Dell in honor of Karen
Elizabeth Glenn-O'Dell in honor of Maria
Elizabeth Glenn-O'Dell in honor of Kathy
Elizabeth Glenn-O'Dell in honor of Denise
Linda Hewitt in honor of All cancer patients
Paul Hoffman in honor of All cancer patients
Teri Hurlbut in honor of Paula Martinucci
John Imrie in honor of Sandy Imrie
John Imrie in honor of Maxine Collop
Kris Jaeger in honor of Joan Westgate
Elaine John in honor of Griselda Angel
Terri Johnson in honor of Grace Lynn Marek
Gayle Johnston in honor of All cancer patients
Jill Johnston in honor of Margaret Gercovich
Pam Kindig in honor of Marcia Hull
Ellen Kohagura in honor of Ellen Parsley
Ellen Kohagura in honor of Meredith Hartley
Allison Nicholson in honor of Jennifer Winters
George Porter in honor of All cancer patients
Susan Segal-Wood in honor of All women who survived or who put up the good fight!
Kathleen Smith in honor of Lindsay Smith
Kathleen Smith in honor of Kristi Dunbar
Kathleen Smith in honor of Debbie Burger
Carol Stein in honor of Karen Jones Shubin
Lanita Stilwell in honor of Winnie Medlicott
Lanita Stilwell in honor of Kenneth Medlicott
Jeff Streblow in honor of Patricia Streblow
Judith Toomajian in honor of Judy Sharafian
Britta Wallace in honor of Krista Anderson Malloy
Britta Wallace in honor of Elsa Anderson Cox
Linda Wolfe in honor of All cancer patients
Lisa Yuan in honor of All cancer patients
Renee Zakhour in honor of All cancer patients
Cancer Never Takes a Break
Napa County ranks among the state's highest in cancer incidents, which is expected to grow over the next decade. New equipment that diagnoses and treats cancer as well as enables physicians to perform most effectively, will help address and attack this growth.
Special programs to help patients navigate cancer treatment and recovery are an integral component to a holistic approach to caring for cancer patients.
The latest in radiation therapy treatment and intelligent and resource-efficient technology improves, prolongs and saves lives.
Advanced diagnostic equipment can help detect cancer early, resulting in optimum outcomes for patients.
Our Philanthropic Needs
Cancer Wellness ProgramEvery year more than 100 cancer patients and survivors rely on the Queen's Cancer Wellness Program for physical, spiritual and nutritional guidance.
3T MRIThis highly advanced scanning equipment will offer improved clarity; beneficial when diagnosing pathological conditions involving the brain, spine, breast, musculoskeletal system.
Area of Greatest NeedGifts to area of greatest need fund critical needs and services in times of emergencies and every day.
Cancerous Mass Discovered
Teri Williams felt fine at her book club. But soon after she returned home, she began to experience excruciating abdominal and back pain. “I told my husband, ‘Something’s really wrong,’” she remembers, thinking it might be a kidney stone.
A physician in the Queen’s Emergency Department ordered a CT, which showed a large, cancerous kidney mass. Teri was soon scheduled for surgery with Daniel Gilbert, DO, a fellowship-trained robotic urological surgeon.
“We operated using the da Vinci XI robot,” explains Dr. Gilbert. “This uses specialized laparoscopic instruments like tiny human hands to allow us to reach otherwise inaccessible parts of the body with unmatched precision. This is really the tip of the spear when it comes to cancer surgery.”
The hospital’s da Vinci XI Surgical System was updated recently with funds provided by donors. The da Vinci offers new, minimally invasive robotic technology, improving the surgeon’s dexterity and visibility for a wide range of surgeries, including urology, gynecology and general procedures.