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Queen of the Valley Unveils Latest Addition To Their Medical Center


Napa, CA – Scheduled to open in late July, Queen of the Valley Medical Center introduces its new Outpatient Surgery & Procedure Center (OSPC).  In response to a high volume of outpatient procedures, the new 20,000-square-foot, stand-alone facility will address same-day procedure and surgeries, while allowing for an expansion of the medical center’s current inpatient unit.

The new center includes four operating suites and four procedure rooms, with separate pre-op and recovery areas.  The surgery side features four pre-op bays and eight post-op rooms, two of which can be for swing beds.  The procedure side has four pre-op bays, seven post-op rooms and a room dedicated to colonoscopy prep with its own bathroom.

Each operating and procedure room is outfitted with new state-of-the-art instrumentation placed on booms and controlled by flat screen monitors, allowing physicians and nurses ample room to maneuver.

"The rooms were set up from the surgeon’s perspective," said Richard Miralles, Surgery Manager for the Outpatient Surgery and Procedure Center.  "It was a matter of what they needed to do the job more comfortable and safely.  That will ensure the maximum positive experience for everyone – physician, nurse, and patient."

The Outpatient Surgery & Procedure Center will offer a variety of minimally invasive surgeries including general procedures, orthopedic procedures, eye care and ear, nose and throat procedures.  In addition, the center will also perform upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) for colonoscopies and gastroscopies, urodynamics and endoscopic ultrasound.  State-of-the-art small bowel studies, using a minute camera the size of a small pill that the patient swallows to take photos of the intestines will also available at the new center.

Cost for the OSPC is estimated at $22 million with a $250,000 donation from the Queen of the Valley Hospital Foundation to equip the 4th operating room.
Operating hours for the center will be 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The Outpatient Surgery & Procedure Center is located behind the main hospital.    

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Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a not-for-profit, Catholic medical center.  It was founded in 1958 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.  Its mission is to extend the healing mission of Jesus by continually improving the health and quality of life of the people in the communities it serves. The medical center consists of a 191-bed hospital, dedicated outpatient centers for wellness, outpatient surgery and procedures, diagnostic imaging, women’s health, and occupational health.

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