PUBLIC HEARING: Protect Reproductive Rights! Queen of the Valley/St. Helena Hospital JOC Partnership Meeting
Please give testimony! You can find Sample testimonies in the files section on the RiseUpNapa Facebook page on the left side of the page. https://www.facebook.com/events/2454959414775802/
A Napa meeting has been scheduled for August 2 at 10 am in the City Council Chambers.
Contact Leslie Gee Pea on Facebook if you have any questions.
A Catholic Hospital (the Queen) will be the only independent hospital option for giving birth in Napa. Tubal ligations and other methods of birth control will not be available.
Please plan to attend this meeting and let the Attorney General know that you do not want to see access to abortions, voluntary sterilization, trans-gender services and humane end-of-life intervention limited in our Napa Valley!
Five years into the Joint Operating Agreement (JOA)-merger, Adventist Health St. Helena will “close its obstetrics and behavioral health units and … replace it with … emergency services, cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, and orthopedics.”
Dear Pro-choice Advocates, As many of you know, Adventist Health St. Helena (aka St. Helena Hospital) and St. Joseph Health (aka Queen of the Valley) have applied to the California Attorney General’s office to form a Joint Operating Company. This is NOT a merger nor an acquisition, but a way for the two organizations to share resources and have more leverage in purchasing. The Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) covers several counties in Northern California (Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma and Napa; but only Napa County has hospitals from both organizations in close proximity. While the stated objective is to maintain two independent hospitals, the proposal is to have all OB/Gyn services provided at the Queen and to phase out the birthing center at SHH. St. Joseph Health is a Catholic, faith-based organization. As such, they prohibit abortions, voluntary sterilization, trans-gender services and humane end-of-life intervention. In fact, in the rare and tragic cases where the life of the mother or the fetus must be sacrificed, the fetus is always saved – even if the woman’s family has requested otherwise. As part of the approval process, the Attorney General’s office requires public hearings.