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Queen of the Valley Medical Center Wins St. Joseph Health System "Clinical Excellence Award" for Second Year in a Row


(Napa, CA) - Queen of the Valley Medical Center (QVMC) has won the St. Joseph Health’s (SJHS) 2011 Annual Clinical Excellence Award. This is the second year in a row that the Queen has brought home this prestigious award recognizing the Queen’s commitment to the system-wide, strategic goal of striving to provide "Perfect Care".

"We are thrilled that our wonderful physicians, nurses and staff have once again demonstrated such consistent commitment to our patients, our community - and to the principles on which the Queen and the St. Joseph Health are based," says QVMC President/CEO Walt Mickens. "It is truly an honor to receive this wonderful award. As always, we will continue working every day to improve the level of care, service and quality we provide here at the Queen."

The SJHS Annual Clinical Excellence Award is based on performance in the combined areas of mortality rate, consistent use of evidence-based medicine, patient safety and cost management. Joining Queen of the Valley Medical Center this year is St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, California.

Award winners are determined by comparing the relative performance of the 14 St. Joseph Health hospitals (located in California, Texas and New Mexico) with each other using survey tools administered by nationally recognized firms that collect and report similar statistics for hospitals and health systems around the country.

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 Neuroscience Center, 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 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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