Queen of the Valley Foundation
Invest in Saving a Life
To further serve our community of friends, family and neighbors, Queen of the Valley’s Gasser Emergency Center is undergoing a modernization and expansion effort. This project will include a Fast Track Unit, which is designed to treat patients with less critical needs, resulting in reduced wait times. It will also accommodate a surge in patients during a crisis and can convert to an isolation unit, if required, to care for patients with infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.
The Queen’s Emergency Department (ED) provides life-saving care for more than 30,000 patients a year. A state-designated Level III Trauma Center with board-certified emergency physicians who are all diplomats of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the ED also includes a roster of nationally recognized specialists in cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, urology and more, who are on-call around the clock. The Queen’s ED is also a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, equipped with a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab, and is Geriatrics Emergency Department Accredited.
Expanding the Queen’s Emergency Services
The last decade has brought unprecedented needs to our door. An earthquake, wildfires and COVID-19 have stretched our resources and put demands on our Emergency Department team that must be met by creating greater capacity to provide emergency care for our community.
Reduce Wait Time
With an expansion of the Emergency Department, including an area designated for patients with less critical needs, a decrease wait time for everyone is anticipated.
Updated technology will create greater efficiency and better serve our patients, via communication, diagnostic and safety tools.
Improved Patient Experience
Overall greater efficiency will improve our patients’ experiences.
Our Philanthropic Needs
Area of Greatest NeedGifts to area of greatest need fund critical needs and services in times of emergencies and every day.
Disinfection RobotPatient, caregiver and visitor safety will be increased with this disinfection device known for eradicating deadly pathogens in less than five minutes.
Fast Track UnitA Fast Track unit will treat patients with less critical needs, accommodate a surge in patients during a crisis and convert to an isolation unit.