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Welcome to the SCV Better Health e-news update aimed at informing our community about the hospital's infrastructure and program expansion achievements as we grow to serve you better.

Check out the website for additional information on the development of hospital services critical to your family's good health.  

Putting Your Child First
New Pediatric Care Services Introduced at Henry Mayo


A new service being offered at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital provides specialized pediatric patient care designed to meet the unique needs of children seeking non-critical treatment. The service, which began in May, is contracted through Valley Inpatient Pediatrics and includes four pediatric intensivists.


child in hospitalLed by Cesar Chavarria, MD, the intensivists will work closely with Henry Mayo's nurses, clinical staff, and physicians to coordinate optimal care for pediatric patients, including consultation to emergency department physicians. Pediatric patients admitted to the hospital will be followed by the intensivists on a daily basis.


"Pediatric patients require a very focused plan of care, different from adults," commented Larry Kidd, RN, BSN, MPA, vice president patient care services and chief nursing officer at Henry Mayo. "Parents can feel confident knowing that these physicians specialize in taking care of pediatric patients and that after discharge there will be a solid handoff for follow-up care to the child's primary pediatrician."


Kidd added that Henry Mayo's definitive observation unit nurses are trained in pediatric care, including handling emergencies, and will be working closely with the pediatric intensivists. 

Making Your Health a Priority

Henry Mayo Offers Special Pricing for Breast Cancer Screenings


Approximately one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. It is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women behind skin cancer. Unable to ignore these staggering statistics, the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is making early detection and prevention its first priority.

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The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center is offering a special cash price of $180 for digital screening mammograms through July in an effort to ensure the women in our community can obtain

this vital breast screening. The Breast Imaging Center also offers grants and other programs throughout the year to patients who are uninsured or underinsured and need financial assistance for screenings.


The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center was created through the experiences of breast cancer survivors and designed with a woman's physical and emotional needs in mind. Its home-like atmosphere offers the latest digital technology and a highly skilled team of medical and technical professionals dedicated to keeping women in this community healthy.


To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 661-253-8822 or visit

Come See For Yourself...

New Structure Makes Parking a Breeze at Henry Mayo  


In April, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital celebrated the grand opening of its PS1 frontbrand new parking structure. The new structure adds 750 parking spaces to the hospital campus, making parking a breeze for patients, visitors, staff and volunteers.


The new structure also features a life-saving rooftop helipad which is a vital addition to Henry Mayo's trauma center, helping to save lives when seconds can mean the difference between life and death.

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