Cardiac Care Program
Queen of the Valley Foundation
Help Sustain a HEARTSafe Community
Napa is a “Heart Safe Community.” That means we have established a chain of survival to improve our system for preventing sudden cardiac arrest from becoming irreversible death. This includes promoting widespread CPR instruction, making public-access AEDs readily available and putting in place aggressive resuscitation protocols for first responders and area hospitals. Queen of the Valley strictly adheres to this program and considers cardiac care a top priority.
Ready to Save a Life
We are fortunate to have a Regional Heart Center at Queen of the Valley, staffed with some of the most talented and respected cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists in the nation—many of them triple-board certified. A highly trained team of nurses, radiology technicians, and support personnel allows the Queen to offer comprehensive cardiovascular services 24/7. With growth in cardiac patient rates projected to rise over the next 10 years, funding these services will be more important than ever.
A new, multifunctional cardiac catheterization lab and a nuclear medicine imaging platform will give the Queen increased ability to conduct minimally invasive procedures and treat a wide range of clinical problems including coronary artery disease—a leading cause of heart disorders in the U.S.
The gold standard for “door-to-balloon time” set by the American Heart Association is 90 minutes. The Queen consistently outperforms this standard of care, averaging less than 65 minutes.
Leading-edge technology improves all areas of cardiac care, from diagnostic equipment to imaging that allows a doctor to accurately place a stent.
Our Philanthropic Needs
Cardiac Catheterization LabNewer technologies in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab decrease radiation exposure, decrease procedure time and improve our ability to complete diagnostic procedures with less invasive techniques. This allows Providence Queen of the Valley to provide more comprehensive quality care to our community.
SPECT/CT TechnologyNuclear imaging procedures often identify abnormalities long before other diagnostic tests. This early detection allows the Queen to treat a disease earlier, for improved outcomes.
Area of Greatest NeedGifts to area of greatest need fund critical needs and services in times of emergencies and every day.