Awards and Accreditations
Herman Family Pavilion
Queen of the Valley opened the Herman Family Pavilion to patient care in December, 2014. The 72,000 square foot Gold LEED certified facility houses a new 20- bed ICU and the region’s first “hybrid” operating room – an OR suite that combines the most advanced imaging capabilities with robotics and traditional surgery.
Commission on Cancer
Queen of the Valley Medical Center’s cancer center has received a new, three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The accreditation by the Commission on Cancer is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and performance review. This is the third time the cancer center has received this accommodation, which lasts three years. To receive the accommodation, a hospital must undergo a full review process. The surveyor found that QVMC met or exceeded the standards that are a hallmark of an excellent cancer program. In addition, QVMC received two commendations for standards that exceed expectations compared to all accredited programs in the areas of Cancer Registrar Education and Data Submission/Accuracy of Data. Over the years, physicians and staff of the cancer center have provided patients and their loved ones with comprehensive and compassionate care. Services and expertise offered through the cancer center are far beyond what is considered “standard” for a community hospital. This means that the majority of patients diagnosed with cancer in the area can get the high-quality care they need without having to travel to the city.
American College of Radiology
QVMC is also the recipient of a new, three-year accreditation in radiation oncology – representing the highest level of quality and patient safety – by the American College of Radiology. In addition to the Commission on Cancer survey and accreditation, the Cancer Program underwent a site evaluation and survey for radiation oncology. QVMC is one of only 32 facilities in California to receive this distinction.
QVMC has been recognized by the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) for Performance Excellence in the Prevention of Injury Falls. QVMC has been actively working on fall prevention for the past two years. The award was given for QVMC’s work in reducing falls and for having zero injury falls for all four quarters of 2013.
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission
Queen of the Valley Medical Center has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Queen of the Valley was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The Queen is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States – and one of only hospital in the Napa County -- to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
Women’s Choice Award
Queen of the Valley Medical Center has been named a Women’s Choice Award® recipient as an America’s Best Hospital for Orthopedics for the third consecutive year, acknowledging the hospital’s dedication to provide exceptional patient care and treatment. The award is based on robust criteria that include patient satisfaction measurements as well as consideration of areas of clinical excellence.
Queen of the Valley Medical Center qualifies for this highly selective annual list based on an in-depth proprietary scoring process. The scoring utilizes data reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The selection process identifies those hospitals that provide comprehensive orthopedic services, and that meet criteria for patient satisfaction and surgical excellence based on female needs and preferences.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield have named Queen of the Valley Medical Center a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care, knee and hip replacement, and spine surgery. The honor recognizes hospitals that demonstrate expertise in providing quality care and is designed to help consumers identify which hospitals offer better outcomes (e.g., fewer medical complications, fewer readmissions and higher survival rates) in the delivery of specialty care.
The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
AHP honored Queen of the Valley Foundation and the Queen’s Cancer Wellness Program at the 2014 AHP International Conference in Palm Desert, CA, in October. The foundation won the 2014 AHP Social Media Video Contest for its Reach for the Stars fund-a-need video highlighting the work of Queen of the Valley’s Cancer Wellness Program.