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Kids Invited to Help "Name the Queen’s Robot"


(Napa , CA) – A recent, hi-tech addition to our Queen of the Valley Medical Center surgical team needs a name. And the Queen is looking to area kids to lend a hand and in the process win exciting prizes. The winner will receive $100. The winner’s class will also receive a WiiTM system and WiiTM fit and his/her school will receive $500. In addition, the winner’s class will be invited on a tour of the Queen’s surgery department - where the new robot is used.

"The Queen has been doing robotically assisted surgeries since 2002. But our newly updated da Vinci surgical system brings a lot of new and improved capabilities to the Napa Valley," says Napa surgeon Dr. Susan Gonzalez. "It comes with all the very latest positioning, guiding and monitoring capabilities. All it needs now is a name. And we are hoping the kids of our community will help us pick a good one."

"The Queen is celebrating the arrival of their new daVinci system by sponsoring a contest for kids to name the surgery robot. In the process, we hope to engage area children, parents and teachers in learning about how this revolutionary technology helps surgeons perform complex procedures with less pain, less scarring and less time in the hospital" says Jaime Peñaherrera, the Queen’s Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations.

Kids can enter their surgery robot name online by downloading the entry form at .

Entries must be received by November 19, 2010. Entrants must be ages 10 or younger to participate. For complete contest guidelines, please visit .

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. Rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of America's Best Hospitals, 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 .

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

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