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A Grateful Heart Patient

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"Henry Mayo has taken such good care of my family and me"

 

David Medoff is grateful to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for being an integral part of caring for him, and other family members through the past years. His association with Henry Mayo began when he was admitted to the ER with chest pains and was diagnosed as suffering a mild heart attack.   The care he received at Henry Mayo was excellent and when he discovered that Henry Mayo was building a new operating room that would support open-heart surgery, heart valve replacement and other advanced heart-related surgical procedures, he contacted the hospital to see how he could help.  Read more below.



A Heartbeat Away

Comprehensive Heart Care Services Coming to Henry Mayo

 

Here are some heart-stopping heart facts: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in this country and accounted for over 40% of most prevalent diseases in the Santa Clarita Valley in 2009.

 

In response to the overwhelming amount of heart disease in our community, Henry Mayo will proudly open its new comprehensive heart care services in early 2012. The new services will provide state-of-the-art interventional cardiac care, including open-heart surgery, balloon angioplasty, insertion of stents. A cardiac rehabilitation program will also be introduced this spring. 

 

The new services feature the latest technology housed in state-of-the-art operating rooms and cardiac catheterization laboratories. Henry Mayo will offer a broad range of diagnostic testing and treatment, using the latest and most sophisticated cardiac technology in a comfortable atmosphere with friendly, personal attention provided by our physicians, nurses, technologists and other healthcare professionals, all working in partnership with our patients.

 

Currently, Henry Mayo's quality performance for care of heart attack and heart failure is in the top 10% in the country, according to federal reports.


To find out more about Henry Mayo's expanded heart care services, please visit our website.

NICU Open House Celebration a Success

NICU

On January 25, Henry Mayo held a grand opening celebration for the new Kim and Steven Ullman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). 

 

The completion of the $6 million state-of-the-art facility is an important part of the hospital's expansion and vision to create the ideal patient-centered healthcare environment for Santa Clarita Valley's tiniest patients.

 

After a year's construction, the new 4,369 square-foot NICU has the capacity and technology to treat the community's new little patients. A specialized, multidisciplinary team of health care professionals with a combined experience of 400 years staffs the 11-bed NICU. Neonatal nurses and respiratory care specialists, nutritionists, social workers, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists will all provide support for the newborns and their parents.  Read more here. 

February is National Heart Care Month

The National Heart Attack Alert Program notes these major symptoms of a heart attack

 

The National Heart Attack Alert Program notes these major symptoms of a heart attack:

  • Chest discomfort
    • Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than aHeart few minutes, or goes away and comes back. The discomfort can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
    • This can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath
    • This often comes along with chest discomfort. But it also can occur before chest discomfort.
  • Other symptoms
    • These may include breaking out in a cold sweat or experiencing nausea or light-headedness.

What should a bystander do if they think someone is having a heart attack?

  • If you think that you or someone you know is having a heart attack, you should call 9-1-1 immediately.

A Grateful Heart Patient

"Henry Mayo has been so good to my family and me" 

Medoff

David Medoff is grateful to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for being an integral part of caring for him, and other family members through the past years - so grateful that he made a generous donation to support the construction of Henry Mayo's new technologically advanced operating room, which will be named after his company, TriMed Inc.

 

David's association with Henry Mayo began when he was admitted to the ER with chest pains and was diagnosed as suffering a mild heart attack.   The care he received at Henry Mayo was excellent and it wasn't until his doctor informed him that he would need a "stent" implanted, that David learned he would have to be transferred out of Henry Mayo for the surgery to be performed.

 

"I had to wait about three days until the other hospital could schedule the surgery and then had to be transported by ambulance," David said.  "I was far away from my friends and family which was taxing, not to mention the additional time off work I had to take."

 

When David discovered that Henry Mayo was building a new operating room that would support open-heart surgery, heart valve replacement and other advanced heart-related surgical procedures he contacted the hospital to see how he could help.

 

"Henry Mayo has taken such good care of my family and me over the years, that it seemed like a no-brainer to give back," David commented.  "When I heard about the new OR, I remembered what it was like to have to be transferred out of my community for heart surgery and knew that I wanted to help so other patients didn't have to be moved."

 

"We are grateful to David Medoff and TriMed Inc. for the generous donation in support of the newly constructed state-of-the art surgery suite," said Diana Vose, president of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation. "This gift helps fund an essential component of the hospital expansion, which will provide advanced technological surgical procedures."

 

To learn how you can support the development of Henry Mayo's advanced heart care program, please contact the Henry Mayo Health Foundation at (661) 200-1200 or by clicking here

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