Napa's LEED hospital project advances

Queen of the Valley's $130 million wing awaits final approvalNAPA – St. Joseph Health System-owned Queen of the Valley Medical Center garnered final planning approval for its 72,370-square-foot expansion recently, and officials are on track to meet state seismic deadlines and earn LEED certification.

Provided state building approval comes in as planned, construction on the $130 million hospital wing could begin as soon as April. Though the LEED for health care rating system is still being finalized, specifications for the three-story surgery and intensive care unit are designed to meet draft standards of the program.

The project first submitted to city and county officials late last year received final site and engineering approval Aug. 20. Officials are now waiting for Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development design clearance, the final approval needed for groundbreaking.

“As with most hospitals, it makes more sense to build new than retrofit the current building,” said Queen Director of Construction Karen Vegas.

[caption id="attachment_15522" align="alignright" width="360" caption="Rendering of Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa"][/caption]

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