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Amanda Van Buskirk

Confined to a wheelchair at 19...

until Henry Mayo came along


Amanda was a vibrant, fun-loving and active teenager.  She loved music, treasured her friends, worshiped her Facebook and cherished her mom and dad.  However, at 19 Amanda found herself confined to a wheelchair due to ongoing back problems.


Amanda's journey with inconsolable back pain began around age 14 with on-again, off-again back spasms. 


Click here for Amanda's full story.


Reduced Cost Mammograms

Henry Mayo's Dedicated to Fighting Breast Cancer

With a dedication to fighting breast cancer through early detection and timely treatments, the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center is offering a special cash price of $175 for screening mammograms during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.



Designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Center uses high tech digital mammography, which is faster and significantly increases the ability to see very small abnormalities as opposed to traditional analog mammography.


In addition, the Center has the latest ultrasound technology, as well as breast MRI, which complements mammography in cancer detection and facilitates minimally invasive, image-guided biopsies.


The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center does not require a physician's referral or prescription for routine screening mammograms. Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday, including lunchtimes and into the evening, as well as some weekends. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 661-253-8822

Henry Mayo Makes U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals List

US News For the third consecutive year, Henry Mayo was ranked as one of the region's Best Hospitals, according to a national survey conducted by U.S. News and World Report.


The survey reviewed the performance of 4,800 hospitals nationwide in the areas of patient survival and infection rates, patient safety, nursing ratios and other quality and performance measures in 2011. Henry Mayo outperformed 400 hospitals in the state and is ranked by U.S. News and World Report's 2012-13 Best Hospitals among the top 30 out of 140 hospitals in Los Angeles.   

Breast Cancer Support Groups Hosted by Henry Mayo


A cancer diagnosis is never easy.  Support groups such as Bosom Buddies and Look Good Feel Better, both of which are offered via a partnership with Henry Mayo and the American Cancer Society, provide a way to channel the maze of feelings, frustrations and fears.


Bosom Buddies is targeted to those with breast cancer, who are experiencing the various stages of the disease from chemotherapy to remission.  The open forum support meetings are free and open to any breast cancer patient or survivor.


Second Monday of every month

7-9 p.m.

Henry Mayo Human Resources building

23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia


Look Good, Feel Better is a bi-monthly meeting that offers cancer patients the opportunity to learn makeup application, nail care, wig or scarf fittings and more from professional cosmetologists and aestheticians. The Valencia American Cancer Society office has a wide array of free wigs, hats, scarves and turbans for its clients, as well as complimentary transport to and from meetings and physician appointments.  Each attendee leaves with a free name-brand makeup kit, generously provided by the Personal Care Products Foundation and National Cosmetology Association.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

7-9 p.m.

Henry Mayo Human Resources building

23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia

Reservations are required - Call (800) 227-2345.



For more information, call (800) 227-2345 and ask for services in the Santa Clarita Valley. 

Community Classes at Henry Mayo

Child CPR Child and Infant CPR Class  - Parents gain the confidence to handle stressful and potentially dangerous situations by learning infant CPR, choking aid procedures, and automated external defibrillator protocol.

Tuesday, October 2

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $35 per person.

Register: (661) 253-8607


Tike hike Maternity Tyke Hike  - Children can learn how to be a big brother or sister and behave safely around newborns. 

Thursday, October 18

3-4:30 p.m.

Please meet and register in the hospital main lobby at 2:45 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Call: (661) 253-8799


CPR class Free Community CPR Class  - The American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR program teaches adult CPR plus gives instructions on how to help a choking adult.  Classes last one hour and are open to those who want to learn CPR but do not need certification.

Thursday, October 18 

7-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Register: (661) 253-8888

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