Queen of the Valley Medical Center Herman Family Pavilion Complete

QVMC-047La Palma, Calif. – July 16, 2014 – Petra Integrated Construction Strategies (Petra-ICS), a subsidiary of The Innovation Institute, announced today that it has completed the design and construction of The Herman Family Pavilion on the campus of Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Napa, California. Driven by California’s seismic mandate, Petra and the project team responded to the hospital’s needs through the development of a 72,000 square foot LEED Gold certified tower, delivered on time and under budget.

The Pavilion features six operating rooms, including a hybrid operating room, which allows for surgical and interventional radiology in the same space.

Natural light is a prominent theme throughout the facility. Large bay windows at the ends of corridors allow for sunlight and serve to frame scenes from the outdoors. Clerestory windows in the 20-bay intensive care unit and the pre- and post-operative surgical bays capture natural light and views of the surrounding Napa Valley landscape.

A new Pathology Lab within the tower is designed to bring the hospital greater efficiencies. It is equipped with technology to connect to the operating rooms, allowing for pathologists to communicate directly with surgeons during procedures. This connectivity enables greater accuracy in obtaining samples for analyzing. Additionally, the Lab’s fully-automated chemistry line accelerates turnaround times and reduces opportunities for error.

A significant donor presence, including a $11 million gift from the Herman Family, gave way to considerable artwork and landscape coordination efforts led by Petra-ICS. A $1 million donation from Kenzo Tsujimoto, by way of illustration, has fostered the creation of an expansive outdoor healing garden. “We are grateful for the generosity of the Herman Family. They have made this spectacular project possible,” said Elaine John, vice president of Philanthropy for Queen of the Valley Foundation. “Kenzo Tsujimoto’s contributions have also made those special aesthetic touches that contribute to healing possible,” added John.

Throughout the tower, sustainable, sound absorbing, environmentally friendly materials were specified that promote healing and lower operational costs, while improving the well-being of patients and staff. Sustainable materials improve indoor air quality; cleaner air lowers the incidence of communicable disease.

“As we initiated dialogue with the community, we learned that everyone in the Napa area has a close, personal connection to Queen of the Valley Medical Center; everything from the birth of a child to a life being saved,” said Bruce Gray, Petra-ICS director of construction. “The Herman Family Pavilion will enhance Queen of the Valley’s ability to deliver high quality care to the community and, in that respect, strengthen the bond with the people it serves. Petra-ICS is proud to be a part of this process,” added Gray.

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 Women’s Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery,  and full-service emergency department, among many other specialty services. More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found atwww.thequeen.org.


About Petra Integrated Construction Strategies (Petra-ICS)

Petra-ICS is a subsidiary of The Innovation Institute, an organization fueled to cultivate innovative solutions to transform healthcare by doing more, with less, for more people. Through a diverse team of professionals, Petra creates safe environments and holistic solutions, which enhance the way care is delivered and the way people live. Services include program and construction management; capital planning and risk management; facility master planning and pre-design; facility infrastructure; organizational resource planning; and community engagement. For more information, please visit www.petra-ics.com.