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 Chuck, Elizabeth and 

Justin Charles Perez

 Perez Family

"We Were Surrounded 

By Angels"

 

As first time parents, combined with health health issues during pregnancy, Chuck and Elizabeth Perez were scared soldiers as they entered the Henry Mayo Labor and Delivery department.

 

"However, we quickly found we were surrounded by angels.... the nursing staff at Henry Mayo," said Chuck Perez, new dad and huge Henry Mayo fan.

 

"We are sharing our story with everyone so they too can be blessed by the angels at Henry Mayo," added Elizabeth.

 

Read more below...



Henry Mayo's NICU To Open Monday

 

After years of planning, Henry Mayo is proud to announce that its new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will officially open on Monday, June 4, 2012 having received approval and licensing from the State of California earlier this week.

 

The new, 4,369 square-foot state-of-the-art NICU, has 11

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neonatal beds, space for families and state-of-the-art monitoring systems that will provide expectant mothers in Santa Clarita a full range of maternity services.

In addition to being equipped with the latest technology, the NICU will be led by a board-certified neonatologist and a team of nationally certified nurses who will oversee the specialized care and monitoring of our tiny patients.  These experts, in collaboration with other physicians, nurses, respiratory care specialists, social workers, pharmacists and occupational therapists, will provide a full continuum of care and support for newborns and their parents.

 

A NICU strengthens our entire community by keeping mothers, fathers and their newborns together at a most critical time and is another giant leap forward for Santa Clarita's tiniest patients and their families. 

 

To learn more about the new NICU, please click here.

New Program 'Fast Tracks' Emergency Department Visits

ED Fast Track

A new Emergency Department Fast Track program, launched on May 30, 2012, was designed and implemented with the goal of getting emergency department patients seen by a physician within 30 minutes or less.

 

This fast track process called "ED Boot Camp: A 6-Month Extreme Makeover," is a new step in reducing patient wait time - providing a nurse to greet patients immediately upon arrival in order to evaluate and assess their condition and fast
track their ED visit.

 

In addition to relocating a triage nurse to the lobby to greet all patients, the new ED rapid triage and intake program has developed a direct to bed process and has streamlined the process for discharging patients from the ED. All of these advancements have been made possible through hospital-wide teamwork, including a network of nurses, physicians, administration, security, registration, pharmacy, labs, and radiology.

 

This is yet another step Henry Mayo has implemented to create an ideal patient-centered environment for our community.

Community Events at Henry Mayo

 

Community CPR Class

Approved by the American Heart Association, the free Family and Friends CPR Program at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital teaches participants how to perform CPR on adults and how to help an adult who is choking.  Classes are open to anyone who wants to learn CPR, but does not need to be certified.

 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

7 - 8 pm

Henry Mayo's Human Resources Building - Rooms 4 & 5

23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia

Registration is required: call (661) 253-8888

 

Henry Mayo Blood Drive

In partnership with the American Red Cross, Henry Mayo will hold a blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Red Cross at the Henry Mayo's COC Clinical Education Center on the Henry Mayo Hospital campus. 

 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

7 am - 7 pm
Henry Mayo's COC Clinical Education Center

23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia.  

 

To make an appointment to donate blood, please call (661) 253-8888, or register online at by clicking here and enter in sponsor code 'henrymayo'. For more information, please call (661) 200-1306. 

Chuck, Elizabeth and Justin Charles Perez 

"We were blessed by Henry Mayo Angels" 

Perez Fam

As first time parents, and with his wife having health issues during pregnancy, Chuck and Elizabeth Perez were scared soldiers as they entered the Henry Mayo Labor and Delivery department.

 

"However, we quickly found we were surrounded by angels...the nursing staff at Henry Mayo," said Chuck Perez, new dad and huge Henry Mayo fan.

 

With Chuck by her side, Elizabeth had endured almost seven months of restricted mobility due to a high-risk pregnancy. With their recent medical problems in the forefront of their minds, these new parents were faced with uncertainly as they began their journey at Henry Mayo.

 

Then they met their first labor and delivery nurse, Laura, who provided them with constant assurance, hand holding, and information as she talked them through everything in easy-to-understand terms. After more than 10 hours in labor, as Laura's shift was ending, in walked another Henry Mayo angel, Nurse Paula.

 

"Aren't you excited, we're going to have a baby!" Nurse Paula exclaimed.

 

"Paula immediately won us over with her southern charm, humor and excitement for our baby's birth," said Chuck. "She had a mother's touch and warmed our nervous hearts. She gave us information on caring for our baby, told us the importance of breastfeeding and provided my wife a comforting shoulder to cry on. She felt like part of the family!"

 

Nurse Patty was the Perez' third nurse and it was she who carried them through the delivery of baby Justin Charles, born on April 26, 2012. "With over 24 hours of labor, Elizabeth and I were filled with gratitude to all the nurses that coached and gave us strength along the way," said proud dad Chuck.

 

But there is more to the story as there were health issues with baby Justin that terrified both mom and dad.

 

"The nursing staff continued to amaze us," said Elizabeth Perez, new mom of baby Justin. "We were so concerned and everyone went out of their way to tell us exactly what was happening and empowered us to make the right decisions for our baby."  

 

Through it all, the Perez family never felt alone. During their five-day stay at Henry Mayo, more angels including Nurses Brooke and Cynthia guided them and helped put things into perspective. "They helped us realize that although our baby had issues, we were tremendously blessed and we could get through this," said Chuck.

 

"We are sharing our story with everyone so they too can be blessed by the angels at Henry Mayo," added Elizabeth.

 

Chuck, Elizabeth and baby Justin live in Castaic and are all doing wonderful.

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