The emergency department continues to care for individuals impacted by the fires
(Santa Rosa, Calif. – October 11, 2017) St Joseph Health, Queen of the Valley Medical Center remains open and
fully functional with no structure damage as a result of the wildfires
that have impacted Napa and Sonoma counties.
The hospital opened its Incident Command Center at 1 a.m. on Monday, October
9, to prepare for an influx of individuals in need of medical treatment
as a result of the wildfires in the area. The strong winds that morning
forced the hospital to revert to generator power for five hours, starting
around 4 a.m. By Monday morning at 8 a.m., the hospital had restored PG&E power.
The hospital continues to actively monitor the progress of the wildfires
in and around Napa, and is coordinating with all of our county agencies
including, Napa County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Emergency Medical
Services and Cal Fire. QVMC is not under any threat where evacuation is
necessary. The hospital continues to closely monitor the situation and
the hospital has an evacuation plan ready to deploy if it becomes necessary.
Since the fires began, Queen of the Valley has treated approximately 60
patients, largely due to smoke-inhalation and minor injuries related to
the fire. The medical center has transferred one patient with significant
burns to a burn center.
All elective procedures will continue to be postponed at Queen of the Valley
to conserve resources in the event there is an influx of patients in need
of life-saving or time-sensitive procedures. The hospital understands
wildfires continue to impact many patients and elective surgeries will
be rescheduled at a time that is convenient for patients, as progress
is made on containing the wildfires. In addition, Outpatient Rehabilitation
(Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Physical Therapy) services are
closed at this time. Please visit
www.thequeen.org/rehab for updates on when services will resume.
St. Joseph Health hospitals are caring for patients with injuries that
incurred as a result of evacuation, such as from car crashes and injuries
from falling. Queen of the Valley implores the public to take all necessary
precautions and be safe; heed all evacuation orders; don’t speed;
do not venture out unless it is necessary. The hospital recommends only
venturing out when necessary to reduce exposure to smoky air, keeping
windows and doors closed, and use appropriate precautions to protect your
airway (such as purchasing a
mask to wear labeled N95 or N100).
The hospital is asking that individuals who are fleeing the fires and do
not have a medical need, visit area evacuation centers to seek shelter.
For non-life threatening medical needs, including prescriptions and prescription
refills, patients may visit
St. Joseph Health Prompt Care, located in Napa, is open at 1621 W. Imola Ave, Napa, CA 94559 from 10
a.m. to 8 p.m.
Synergy Medical Fitness Center is open for Queen of the Valley employees
and Synergy members who have been displaced by the fires to shower and
charge mobile devices (please be sure to bring your own charger). The
west entrance by Outpatient Therapy is open. Due to the poor air quality
outside and to ensure the safety of all Synergy members, the exercise
equipment is not available for use at this time. Please check
wellnesscenternapa.com for updates on when Synergy will reopen for exercise.