(Napa, CA) – On February 18th, Queen of the Valley Medical Center will host the world’s only portable, inflatable, walk-through heart exhibit on the hospital’s front lawn. The MEGA Heart® provides visitors with a unique, highly interactive educational experience about America’s number one serious health risk: heart disease.
Visitors will be step inside the human heart, learn about cardiovascular functions, observe examples of various types of heart disease, and see displays explaining some of the latest medical treatments for heart problems.
The MEGA Heart® is approximately 21 feet long by 15 feet wide by 12 feet high. Visitors enter the exhibit through the largest vein that feeds the heart, the superior vena cava, and exit through the largest artery that leaves the heart, the aorta.
"The MEGA Heart® is a ‘big’ part of our ongoing American Heart Month celebration," says Jaime Peñaherrera, Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations at Queen of the Valley Medical Center. "We hope that lots of Napa kids and their parents will come out and take advantage of this remarkable and entertaining learning opportunity."
The MEGA Heart® tour is being offered FREE of charge and is appropriate for visitors of all ages. The exhibit will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on February 18th, on the front lawn of Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
Friday, February 18, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Front Lawn Area
Admission is FREE.
For additional information, please call Leah Kuchta at (707) 251-3657 or visit www.thequeen.org.
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 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, 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