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Queen of the Valley Resumes Outpatient Rehabilitation and Elective Surgeries

10/17/2017

(Napa, Calif. – October 17, 2017) St Joseph Health, Queen of the Valley Medical Center remains open and fully functional. Firefighters have made much progress on the containment of the wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties and the hospital has resumed the services listed below, that had previously been postponed last week:

  • Queen of the Valley resumed all elective surgeries, effective Monday, October 16.
  • Queen of the Valley resumed all outpatient rehabilitation services (occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy), effective Monday, October 16.
  • Synergy Medical Fitness Center reopened exercise equipment to its members and resumed fitness classes, effective October 16.

St. Joseph Health Prompt Care remains open at St. Joseph Health Prompt Care, located at 1621 W. Imola Ave, Napa, CA 94559 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can visit Prompt Care for your non-life-threatening medical needs and to get prescriptions and prescription refills.

Since the fires began, Queen of the Valley has treated approximately 85 patients for smoke-inhalation and minor injuries related to the fire. The medical center transferred one patient with significant burns to a burn center. In total, Queen of the Valley has treated nearly 100 patients (with and without fire-related injuries) a day in the Emergency Department since the beginning of the wildfires.

In addition to caring for patients within the hospital, Queen of the Valley also deployed nurses, social workers and community health workers to shelters and in the community to conduct wellness checks on individuals who are chronically-ill, distributed masks to caregivers and individuals in need, and donated pillows, slip-resistant socks and a wheelchair to the Crosswalk Shelter.

According to Bay Area Air Quality Management, a Health Advisory and Spare the Air alert are in effect Tuesday, October 17, and October 18, due to unpredictable air quality and smoke impacts. Residents can protect their health by only venturing out when necessary, keeping windows and doors closed, and wearing a mask labeled N95 or N100. To improve air quality inside the hospital, Queen of the Valley is using air scrubbers, outside vent covers, charcoal filters and limited public entrances to the main entrance and the ED entrance to reduce repeated open and closure of the doors.

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