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Adam Stelmach
Adams story

Tragedy, Trauma, Triumph


It was the call every parent dreads!


On August 18, 2008, just a little before midnight, the phone rings at the Stelmach house "Come quick, Adam has had an accident and he's on his way to the hospital." 


"Your son is very, very sick" were the first words that the emergency room doctors said to the Stelmach family.  The doctor went on to describe Adam's life threatening injuries: severe facial fractures, a fractured vertebrae, liver and spleen damage and significant swelling of the brain.


"Is he going to live?" asked Alex Stelmach, Adam's Dad.  "We don't know," replied the doctor "but you should prepare yourself." 


Click here to read Adam's story.


Henry Mayo's Advanced Primary Stroke Center

Committed to Keeping Our Residents Healthy 

Henry Mayo has been nationally recognized for its excellence in Stroke Care, earning both the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers, and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines®; designations that put your community hospital at the forefront of medical excellence. 



A stroke can happen to anyone, but according to the National Stroke Association, stroke risk doubles every decade after the age of 55.  The good news is that strokes can be treated and there are fewer deaths related to stroke now than even just 15 years ago, largely due to increased attention to risk factors and prompt treatment.


Stroke Award Henry Mayo has developed a comprehensive program to provide swift diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.  The state of the art program includes advanced brain imaging equipment and a team of highly skilled neurologists who provide individually tailored treatment options to patients.


More than 20 staff professionals collaborated on Henry Mayo's stroke committee to design a state-of-the-art stroke treatment program that continuously provides safe and high-quality care and services for patients. 


For more information on Henry Mayo's Stroke Center, click here.

Save a Life by Thinking F.A.S.T  

Educating the community on the signs and symptoms of strokes and the importance of seeking medical attention immediately is a focus of Henry Mayo's national recognized stroke program.  ANYONE can identity a stroke and save a life....just think F.A.S.T.


FACE: Ask the person to smile.  Does one side of the face droop?

ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms.  Does one arm drift downward?

SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase.  Is their speech slurred or strange?

TIME: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.


For more information on stroke treatment at Henry Mayo please call (661) 253-8651. 

Healthcare Leadership Award Recognizes John Barstis, MD

McKeon Barstis

John Barstis, MD, medical director of the cancer program at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and longtime member of its Board of Directors, is the recipient of the Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon Healthcare Leadership Award for his significant contributions to the hospital, and to his profession.


The Healthcare Leadership Award was created by Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in 2006 to honor individuals or companies who exemplify the hospital's values and who support the mission to improve the health of the community through compassion and excellence in healthcare services.  Read more here.

Henry Mayo: Best Hospital and Best Place to Volunteer in the Santa Clarita Valley

The best 2012 Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is proud to have been voted "Best Hospital" and "Best Place to Volunteer" by the residents of the Santa Clarita Valley via The Signal's "Best of 2012."


Henry Mayo has been serving the community for over 25 years, having grown into a world-class healthcare provider with some of the best physicians, nurses and support staff serving the needs and surpassing the expectations of our patients and their families.


In additional to high quality medical services, Henry Mayo is extremely fortunate to have more than 350 volunteers that donated more than 53,000 hours of service last year to improve the health of our community. 

Community Events and Support

Care for Your Heart Health Fair

Henry Mayo's mission of improving the health of our community through compassion and excellence in healthcare goes beyond hospital walls with our quarterly "Care for Your Heart" Health Fairs.  The next free community health fair is:

health fair



Friday, November 9, 2012

7:30-10:30 a.m.

Santa Clarita Community Center

22421 Market Street in Newhall


The health fair offers free health education materials, nutrition and smoking cessation information, and a series of health screenings.  Please note, it is recommended that individuals fast 12 hours prior to a cholesterol and glucose test to ensure the best possible reading.  The health fair is open to the community; admission and health screenings are free.  Spanish speaking materials and translators are available.  For more information, please call (661) 200-1306. 


Brain Injury & Stroke Support Group

Henry Mayo's Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group was developed to address the unique challenges facing stroke and brain injury survivors and their caregivers and loved ones.  The free support group is open to patients, survivors, caregivers and family members.



Wednesday, November 14, 2012
2-3:30 p.m.
Henry Mayo Hospital Campus
Pavilion Building
Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) Dining room


Those attending the group learn about stroke and brain injury, share experiences and receive encouragement and strength from others who have experienced a similar event.  For more information, please call (661) 253-8651.

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