[caption id="attachment_82538" align="alignright" width="350"] Rendering of The Herman Family Pavilion[/caption]

NAPA -- Queen of the Valley Medical Center Medical Center will likely open its newly constructed, 72,000-square-foot Herman Family Pavilion to patients in December, according to St. Joseph Health, which owns the 191-bed hospital.

The three-story, $122 million pavilion will have six suites for operations, 16 pre- and postoperation bays, 20 private intensive care rooms and a clinical and pathology laboratory that can add space as needed.

It will also contain what the hospital, a level 3 trauma center, said is the region’s first “hybrid” operating room -- an OR suite with the most advanced imaging capability available. The imaging system provides surgeons and radiologists with real-time imaging that will aid them during the most difficult of surgeries, including cancer, heart and brain procedures, according to the hospital.

The project also includes the pavilion as well as the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center, which will enable the hospital to add a host of new services, including neurosurgery, rehabilitation and emergency medicine, stroke care, medical imaging and diagnostics for patients with traumatic brain injuries.

Queen of the Valley is conducting a capital campaign to cover between 20 percent and 30 percent of the $122 million total cost. The campaign has so far raised just over $25 million, according to Vanessa deGier, a spokeswoman for the health system.

Named for Napa residents Tim and Mary Beth Herman, who donated $11 million to support the pavilion, construction of the facility took about three years. It was originally slated to be open in 2012, but delays caused the hospital to push that date back. Santa Rosa-based Wright Contracting was brought on as the lead contractor in December 2010 to jumpstart the project

The gift from the Hermans consisted of three donations -- a $1 million, two-for-one challenge for the Neuroscience Center; an initial $5 million to support development of a hybrid operating room in the pavilion; and an additional $5 million for further support on the pavilion.

Queen of the Valley said it will be among the first hospitals in California to receive the third-highest level of certification, or “gold,” under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) rating system for “green” health care facilities.

The project architect is Los Angeles-based CO Architects.