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Mary Simons

"I was amazed by how wonderful
they were in the ER."

Mary Simons knew she was in capable hands soon after she was transported by ambulance into Henry Mayo's Emergency Department following a car accident. Simons was a nursing student at the time.


Simons initially suffered abdominal pain and worried that her injuries were very serious. Thankfully, she came away with only a sprained ankle and cuts and bruise, although, her right hand was broken in eight places.


"My blood pressure was high and they calmed me down and helped me," she said. "They performed all kinds of testing. What struck me was their competence and training. I was amazed by how wonderful they were in the ER."


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Education and an Ounce of Prevention

Learn more at the August Care for Your Heart Health Fair


As we reported last month, Henry Mayo has recently expanded its cardiovascular services to address one of the greatest killers in the United States, cardiovascular disease. In addition to diagnostic care, minimally invasive interventions and open-heart surgery, Henry Mayo has an impressive range of education and prevention programs.


Founded on the belief that cardiovascular disease is preventable, Henry Mayo's quarterly Care for Your Heart Health Fairs are committed to educating local residents on how to prevent and possible identify signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease.


The free health fair offers educational materials, nutrition and smoking cessation information as well as a series of health screenings including, blood pressure monitoring, height, weight and body composition, oxygen saturation and carbon monoxide measurement along with cholesterol and glucose testing. Please note, it is recommended that individuals fast 12 hours prior to a cholesterol and glucose test to ensure the best possible reading.


Care for Your Heart Health Fair

Friday, August 17, 2012

7:30-10:30 a.m.

Santa Clarita Community Center

22421 Market Street in Newhall


Through education and screening, Henry Mayo is committed to working with our community to promote lifestyle choices that lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Please join us to learn more.


Admission and health screenings are free. Spanish language materials and translators are available. For more information, please call (661) 200-1306.

A Unique Means of Cancer Education

Henry Mayo unveils its educational colon tunnel at Relay for Life Event


More than 2,500 community members visited Henry Mayo's unique booth at last month's Relay for Life event presented by the American Cancer Society.


With the goal of promoting the importance of colorectal cancer screening and education, this year Henry Mayo's unique event booth featured a giant model of a colon to increase awareness of colorectal cancer.


The educational colon tunnel allowed visitors to walk through the tunnel and receive first-hand information and education on colon cancer prevention.


While more than 145,000 people are diagnosed each year with colon and rectal cancer, in recent years, the incidence rate of colorectal cancer has decreased, as has the death rate. These decreases have largely been credited to early screening tests such as colonoscopies.


It is recommended that people start screening at age 50 as colorectal cancer is more likely to occur as individuals age; however, people with increased risk for colon and rectal cancer (individuals with a personal history of polyps or a family history of colon cancer) should be screened earlier.


To locate a physician who can provide more information on colorectal cancer screenings and prevention, please call Henry Mayo's physician referral line at (661) 253-8888 or visit us at www.scvdocs.com.

Learn CPR & Help Save a Life

Free CPR classes at Henry Mayo


Did you know....

CPR class
  • Close to 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur in the home and are witnessed by family members who often do not know CPR
  • Immediate bystander CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chances of survival
  • Only 6.3% of people know how to perform CPR in case of emergency

Join us so YOU can help your loved one in case of an emergency.


This free CPR program teaches adult CPR plus gives instructions on how to help a choking adult. Classes are open to those who want to learn CPR but do not need certification.


Free CPR Class

Thursday, August 16, 2012

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital

Human Resource Building


To register, please call (661) 253-8888.

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Thank you for your time and feel free to contact us with questions, comments or input.  To find out more as we grow to serve you better, please contact us at (661) 200-2222 or visit our expansion website at www.SCVBetterHealth.com

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