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Special : Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Breaks Ground on New Patient Tower

Uploaded 10/19/2016

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Breaks Ground on New Patient Tower

[Henry Mayo Newhall] -Public officials joined other special guests today during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new patient tower at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Additional ceremonies were held throughout the day for employees, physicians and volunteers.

The $151 million project is all part of the hospital’s approved master plan which was developed to meet the growing healthcare needs of the Santa Clarita Valley community, including the demand for private rooms with bathrooms and additional surgery space.

“This is a proud day for Henry Mayo and a great day for our community,” said Roger Seaver, President and CEO of the hospital. “Our new patient tower will allow us to expand services and for our healthcare team to provide an even better experience for our patient population. Every detail of this new tower, which features all private patient rooms, was designed with the goal of providing a safe, comfortable environment for our patients and their loved ones.”

The patient tower will provide up to 142 additional patient beds to the hospital’s campus in Valencia and two new surgery suites in the Women’s Services Unit. Other features include enhanced dietary services and a new, larger cafeteriaNew Patient Tower with a hotel-quality kitchen and a central atrium to better accommodate the dining and nutritional needs of the hospital’s patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and visitors; expanded laboratory services and materials management services; a rooftop helipad with direct access to the Emergency Department is expected to improve response time, which is important to successful outcomes for trauma patients.

 

Bernards and HMC Architects are collaborating on the building and design of the six-story, 160,000-square-foot patient tower—one floor will be dedicated to Women’s Services and Cesarean Section surgery space; three floors of the patient tower will house three new medical/surgical units including 90 patient beds. The patient tower is scheduled to be open for public use in 2019, pending state licensing

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1 Comment for Henry Mayo Newhall : Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Breaks Ground on New Patient Tower
  1. Gene Uzawa Dorio, MD says:

    Behind all the silver-tipped shovels in this ceremony is an ongoing battle being fought by your physicians and nurses in providing healthcare to our community.

    Certainly, expanding our hospital with increased beds and services must be attained, and not one of my doctor colleagues nor nurses would deny this. But the quality of care and the ongoing financial assault by the administration and Board of Directors against patients, especially our elder seniors, continues.

    At our hospital, many medical professionals are on the frontline of patient care, and are your eyes and ears to scrutinize this care. We are the backbone of the hospital and strive to provide the best care we can. But medical decision-making is now in the hands of businesspeople, so you must be leery of their personal goals and motivations.

    Ignoring the voice of committed and dedicated doctors and nurses will only allow a new tower to be built mirroring the substandard care now being provided in the old building. Our hospital is not perfect, so please listen to the muzzled warriors warning you of the ongoing decline in care some our patients now receive.

    Aggrandizing their feats in this ceremony should be matched by providing the medical care our patients from this community deserve.

    Gene Uzawa Dorio, M.D.

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