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willingness to place “doing the right thing”
above the prot line.
Always keeping innovation front of mind,
QVMC was the rst medical facility in Napa
County to purchase a linear accelerator,
and was also the rst to offer magnetic-
resonance imaging (MRI), lithotripsy andstereotactic breast biopsy. More recently,
QVMC is the rst and only facility in the
area to offer robotic surgery options withthe Da Vinci Surgical System. As a modelfor health and wellness QVMC became one
of the rst hospitals in the nation and therst in Northern California to take health
and wellness to a new level by opening a
medical tness center. The Synergy MedicalFitness Center integrates exercise and tness
with disease prevention, disease managementand rehabilitation services including weightmanagement, diabetes wellness, nutrition/stress counseling, arthritis management, andcomplementary medicine.When asked about his reaction to the award
notication, President and CEO Walt Mickens
said, “I am proud to be part of an organizationthat is committed to its mission to continuallyimprove the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve. Being apart of and caring for the Napa community isat the heart of who we are as individuals andas an organization. It’s an honor to accept thisaward on behalf of the amazing physicians,medical professionals, staff, volunteers anddonors whose hard work, dedication andsupport make the Queen a great hospital.”
Ambassador of the Year Award:Nancy Pridmore
Nancy, who is a real estate broker with
Davidson & Bennett Realtors, is a shining
example of a community-involved participantwho routinely goes above and beyond in herefforts to support a strong local economy.Always recognizing the value of Chambersof Commerce, Nancy was a founding BoardMember of the Berryessa Chamber in theearly 1960’s. She has been a Napa ChamberAmbassador for over 25 years and served onthe Napa Chamber Board for several years.When asked what her reaction was to hearingthe news she said, “I was absolutely shocked!I didn’t know what to say – I was completelyspeechless – which is rare for me!”Nancy loves serving as an Ambassador asit gives her the opportunity to welcome newbusinesses and support existing ones. BeyondAmbassador duties, Nancy see’s the Chamberof Commerce as critical to the area’s businesssuccess; “
The value of a Chamber lies inthe legislative action support to the businesscommunity. We give businesses a voice at thetable, and not just for members, we advocate for business in general. We operate as aconsensus builder that brings together all theinterested parties in the Napa Valley whether
its agriculture, business, non-profts, or evenreligious groups, we fnd we can be a help
to one another. We try to keep everybodyapprised of what is going on at the local, stateand federal levels. If you are in business here you need to be a Napa Chamber member.
The Progress Tracker app lets customerswho have gas SmartMeters™ graphicallycompare their current estimated averagedaily usage to their three-year daily average,so they can see if they are on track toearn full or partial bill credits. ThroughFacebook, customers can conveniently viewtheir savings performance and write postsabout it on their Wall. The app is available atwww.pge.com/wintergassavings and www.
According to the utility, this new ProgressTracker app will let customers see howtheir conservation efforts are creating extrasavings opportunities this winter. By makingthe tracker available within Facebook,the company is bringing personal energyconsumption data to customers in a friendlyenvironment, helping to make energymanagement a part of everyday life.For screenshots of the application on
PG&E’s web site and on Facebook, seewww.ickr.com/photos/26715412@N03/6456282205/in/photostream andwww.ickr.com/photos/26715412@N03/6456291055/in/photostream.
Customers can take simple steps toreduce their gas consumption this winter:
• Lower the thermostat to 68 degrees
during the daytime (health permitting)
• Set the water heater to 120 degrees or the
• Wash clothes in cold water instead of hot
• Open blinds and drapes on sunny days• Microwave small amounts of food
instead of heating them up in the oven.
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