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Ron & Betty Profili Give Generous $5M Irrevocable Estate Gift to Queen of the Valley Medical Center

07/11/2016

(Napa, Calif. – July 11, 2016) Queen of the Valley Foundation announced today a $5 million irrevocable estate gift from Ron and Betty Profili to support Queen of the Valley Medical Center. To recognize their generous gift, Queen of the Valley has named the Profili Imaging Center—home to the hospital’s computerized tomography (CT), low dose CT lung screening, magnetic resonance (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scans—in their honor.

“We are blessed to have the generous support of the Profilis,” said Elaine John, Chief Executive Officer of Queen of the Valley Foundation and Vice President of Philanthropy for Queen of the Valley Medical Center. “Major legacy gifts from donors like Ron and Betty help make the difference between having a good and having a great hospital in our region.”

The gift is one of the largest the medical center has ever received. The couple, who co-own Bay Heritage Financial Corporation, a real estate investment and development company, have designated that this gift be placed into the Queen’s endowment fund, with proceeds directed to the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center and other areas of the hospital, prioritized by need.

“We are grateful for Ron and Betty’s support,” said Soren Singel, MD, neurosurgeon. “This legacy donation will enable Queen of the Valley to continue to offer the latest neuroscience technology to the community.”

Ron has served on the Clinical Quality and Finance committees for Queen of the Valley Medical Center’s Board of Trustees since January, 2016. In this role, he is actively involved in the hospital’s medical and regulatory operations.

When asked why they are leaving such a generous gift, Ron replied, “The Queen is important to us. We support the Queen not only because it’s in our neighborhood, but because the services the hospital provides are extraordinary. This gift will ensure the Queen can continue to offer advanced equipment that attracts highly qualified physicians and provides the best care for years to come.”

Prior to entering the world of real estate, Ron’s background was in physics. A University of California, Berkley alumnus with a major in nuclear physics, Ron has a strong knowledge of medical imaging equipment and is passionate about its role in the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s.

“My mom passed away from Alzheimer’s; that’s when I became interested in [brain imaging] as well as research and prevention,” said Ron, explaining that he and Betty are members of the Alzheimer’s Association Zenith Society, the organization’s highest and most involved level of philanthropy.

The Profilis built their estate through commercial and residential real estate investments in Orange County, the Bay Area and the North Bay. In 2011, the couple sold the eight-building Napa Airport Centre to Westcore Properties LLC of San Diego for $30 million, one of the largest real estate transactions that year, bringing their portfolio down to 443,000 square feet. The Profilis continue to own and manage light-industrial, warehouse and manufacturing space in north Santa Rosa.

About Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 208-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, the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, 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.

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