Queen of the Valley Medical Center, in collaboration with The Via Foundation, have created the Queen’s Heart Safe Program to help increase the survival rate from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in Napa County.
The Queen’s Heart Safe Program is a collaboration between several agencies with a goal of increasing the survival rate from SCA by placing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), teaching CPR, and providing long-term program management solutions to businesses, organizations, and schools throughout the county.
Schools and school districts that are interested in having a comprehensive, ongoing AED and CPR program can apply for The Via Foundation’s Campus Heart Program.
Funded by local healthcare organizations, grants, and donations, The Via Foundation can manage your Heart Safe Community Program and help you become a Heart Safe Community.
It is estimated that 1 in 500 school-age children have an undetected heart condition that could lead to SCA. Having an AED on the school campus provides access to early defibrillation for 20% of our population. Students, faculty, parents, and visitors participate in activities that take place daily on a school campus.