Expanded care for our most critically ill patients
August 24, 2010 marked the official opening of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s new 18-bed Intensive Care Unit, an asset which will improve the Hospital’s capacity to care for the most critically ill and injured patients.
A life-saving improvement to the hospital, this new state-of-the-art ICU is a highly specialized unit with technologically-advanced equipment and a calming atmosphere to help patients severely impacted by trauma, disease or illness.
It will feature a more comfortable and private waiting area for patients’ families and friends, as well as a private family conference room and a dedicated elevator to allow easy access from the emergency department and the hospital’s imaging services. In addition, each patient room will have a window to bring the sense of the outdoors into the room and to compliment the natural décor.
Community support helped bring this much-needed addition to the Hospital to meet the growing demand for healthcare in the Santa Clarita Valley. This new Unit will help the Hospital save more lives and better care for the critically sick and/or injured.
New ICU highlights:
- New, state-of-the-art trauma equipment and a comforting environment for patients
- Specialized rooms with negative airflow to help control infections.
- Two rooms designed specifically to meet the comfort and safety needs of heavier patients.
- Rooms designed with improved lighting and more accessibility to medical equipment behind the patient’s head, giving health care professionals another tool to provide better care.
- Large windows to bring in the comfort and healthy benefits of natural light.
- A family area within the room which includes a data center for laptop connections and Internet access while visiting at the hospital.
- Private consultation rooms to meet with physicians and nurses.