Emergency Department and Trauma Center Doubles in Size
Spring 2010 marked the completion of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s 36-bed Emergency Department and Trauma Center. Doubled in size, the expanded facility includes new examination rooms, cardiac-monitored beds,nursing stations, ambulance entrance,
patient and family waiting room and children’s play area, all aimed at providing the highest quality of emergency care.
Designed by a team led by emergency services specialists, the finished emergency department was built to accommodate 65,000 visitors per year and features specialized areas to treat trauma, OB/GYN, cardiac and less urgent patients, as well as a quiet room for consultations.
A key consideration in the design of Henry Mayo’s emergency department expansion project was to create facilities that offer state-of-the-art technology, medical equipment and services that address the needs of our growing patient population.
The overall design of Henry Mayo’s emergency department renovations promote healing, reduce stress, and help families relax in what can be a stressful environment. Significant consideration were taken to ensure patient privacy, safety and comfort. The hospital emergency department has changed from traditional open rooms with curtains to treatment rooms with glass doors that enhance patient privacy but still allow staff the ability to visually monitor patients.
Henry Mayo operates the only 24-hour emergency department in the Santa Clarita Valley, handling more than 50,000 patient visits annually, and is designated as an L.A. County Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP). The emergency department also serves as a base station for Los Angeles County paramedics, handling more than 8,000 calls annually. Serving our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the emergency department is the front door to our trauma center and a critical community asset.
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Emergency Department Expansion Complete