Napa, CA - Assemblywoman Noreen Evans, 7th Assembly District, was honored by Queen of the Valley Medical Center today for her ongoing support of the hospital and the communities we serve. The ceremony took place during the Queen’s monthly Board Meeting where a plaque was presented to the Assemblywoman on behalf of St. Joseph Health and Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
"Assemblywoman Evans has been a very effective legislator for the 7th District and a good friend of Queen of the Valley Medical Center. As California has made many painful cuts to critical programs to deal with the ongoing budget crisis we have been able to work with Assemblywoman Evans to minimize the impact of some of these cuts to the most vulnerable in our community," said Dennis Sisto, President and CEO of Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
In 2009 Assemblywoman Evans, as Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee worked with Queen of the Valley Medical Center and other area hospitals to stop various cuts to Medi-Cal reimbursement rates, which would have had a significant impact to the Medi-Cal program in Napa County. As a result of her work, the cuts were discontinued in 2009, and the funding was restored earlier this year.
"Assemblywoman Evans’ leadership played a critically important role in reversing over $2 Million in annual Medi-Cal cuts to the Queen of the Valley Medical Center. This effort took over a year to accomplish and was done during one of the toughest budget challenges ever to face California. We are lucky to have the Assemblywoman representing us; it is truly an honor to recognize her hard work and dedication," stated Liz Boulware, Chair of the Board for Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
About Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include: a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center, a Regional Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons, a Women’s Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, occupational health, imaging center and full-service emergency department, among many other specialty services. More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at www.thequeen.org
Queen of the Valley Medical Center was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Its mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve.
For a free physician referral call 1-877-QUEEN LINE (1-877-783-3654) or visit www.thequeen.org