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Melvin's Journey to Regaining Independence 

Melvin Irvin had become accustomed to the on-again-off-again arthritic pain in his right knee. But after a work-related accident, simple everyday activities, such as gardening, turned into painful and sometimes impossible feats and Melvin didn't know how he was going to keep up with everyday life. 


"At 55 years young, I never thought I would be in a situation where I would no longer enjoy a full life and the activities I love," said Melvin.  "I knew I had a long life ahead of me and I wanted to lead an active, pain-free and full life." 


That is when Melvin decided it was time to seek advice from an orthopedic specialist and was immediately referred to a physician with Henry Mayo's Joint Replacement program.  Click here for Melvin's full story.

Joint Replacement & Spine Surgery Programs Expand at Henry Mayo
Nurse Navigator Guides Patients

Did you know that over 600,000 knee replacements are being performed each year, more than 53,000 Americans are having shoulder replacement surgery annually, and hip replacements are estimated to increase by 174% over the next 18 years in the United States?


To address this growing problem, Henry Mayo's team of

Joint Replacement experts has worked collaboratively to

develop its new comprehensive Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery programs.  


In addition to being recognized by US News and World Report as one of the Best Regional Hospitals for neurology, neurosurgery, pulmonology and geriatrics in 2011/12, Henry Mayo has implemented the latest techniques and approaches to joint and spine surgery-all in an effort to maintain high quality health care, right here in the community. 


Spine Surgery Staffed with an exceptionally skilled team of neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, all of whom are board certified, along with a dedicated nurse navigator, Henry Mayo's new comprehensive Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery programs provide patients with an exceptional level of care by some of the most accomplished surgeons and staff in the region.


Whether undergoing a minimally invasive joint replacement or complex spine surgery, Henry Mayo's patient-centered programs are dedicated to caring for each and every patient from diagnosis to surgery to recovery and beyond, right here in our community.  Click here to read more.

Consumer Reports Study Recognizes Henry Mayo for Outstanding Patient Safety Scores


In the August 2012 issue of Consumer Reports, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital scored in the top 20 percent of California hospitals for patient safety ratings.


Consumer Reports used information from government and independent sources, focusing on patient safety ratings data from 1,159 hospitals in 44 states.  The total safety score combines six categories of hospital safety including infections, readmissions, communication, scanning, complications and mortality.

Simulated Disaster Scenario a Great Success
Emergency Preparedness

In partnership with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital held a simulated disaster last month to increase emergency responsiveness capabilities and ensure emergency personnel, first responders and hospital staff are prepared in the event of an actual disaster. 


Four engines, one engine ladder and dozens of emergency personnel participated in the exercise and it helped all involved identify and address any potential challenges unique to Henry Mayo's helipad and parking structure.

Take Care of Your Spine with Henry Mayo's  

Spine Education Class 

From sitting to lifting to carrying backpacks or heavy items, Henry Mayo's free Spine Education class offers valuable information on how you can take better care of your spine, including lifestyle changes that may help with pain management and prevent future back injuries.


The class is offered the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 5-6 p.m. at one of two convenient locations.


2nd Wednesday of the Month

Valencia - 5 - 6 p.m.

Henry Mayo's Ambulatory Care Center  | Suite 310

25751 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355 


4th Wednesday of the Month  

Canyon Country* - 5 - 6 p.m.

The Plaza at Golden Valley  | Suite 125

19013 Golden Valley Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91387

                *No class in December 2012 - at Golden Valley  


For more information or to register, please call (661) 253-8959.

"Care for Your Heart" Health Fair 


Come learn more about your personal heart health by attending our next quarterly "Care for Your Heart" Health Fair.


Friday, August 17, 2012

7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Newhall Community Center

22421 Market Street, Newhall, CA 91321 


Participants will be given a Heart Health Passport and can take advantage of a series of free health screenings, including cholesterol and glucose tests, blood pressure checks, body composition analysis, pulse oximetry and carbon monoxide monitoring.  Participants can also get information about healthy eating and lifestyle.


No appointment is necessary and there is no fee to attend.  For more information and location, call Bhavna Mistry (661) 200-1306.

Henry Mayo Blood Drive

Red Cross

In partnership with the American Red Cross, Henry Mayo will hold a blood drive

at the Henry Mayo's COC Clinical Education Center on the Henry Mayo campus. The blood you give at our hospital will be used in our community, and you may be saving the life of a friend or family member. 


Thursday, August 23, 2012

7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital

COC Clinical Education Center

23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355


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. 

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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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