[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Santa Clarita CA
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
Today in
S.C.V. History
November 20
1831 - Local entrepreneurs Sanford and Cyrus Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) born in Machias, Maine [story]

Disney recently presented a $104,000 gift to the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation to underwrite the remodeling of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s Emergency Department Waiting and Admitting pediatric area, enabling the hospital to further provide the best care for its youngest patients.

The gift, presented to Diana Vose, Foundation President, and Vivian Zinn, Emergency Department Director, is the largest donation ever made to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital by The Walt Disney Company.

disneyhenrymayo060914“Disney has been an important supporter of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital,” said Diana Vose, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation President. “Corporate philanthropy is essential in order to assist our hospital acquire the most updated equipment and technology. Disney’s gift demonstrates its continued commitment to the health and well-being of our community.”

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital continues to expand to keep pace with the community it serves. With this support from Disney, the hospital has enhanced vital services allowing patients access to excellent healthcare close to home, including the hospital’s most vulnerable and precious patients – children.

“Over 10,000 children are treated every year in our Emergency Department,” said Vivian Zinn, Director of the Emergency Department at Henry Mayo. “Our pediatric patients and their families will benefit from this incredible gift from Disney.”

Disney aims to enrich the lives of kids and families by providing happiness, hope and laughter to those who need it most. This tradition dates back to the 1930s when Walt himself would visit with children, often accompanied by Disney characters and animators.  To build upon this time-honored tradition, Disney-themed art will be installed in the Children’s Area of the ER Waiting Room to provide comfort for guests, while demonstrating Disney’s long-standing commitment to children’s well-being and health.

Henry Mayo Holding Teddy Bear Drive To Comfort Children“Disney proudly celebrates the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation’s steadfast efforts to enhance healthcare delivery for children and families in Santa Clarita Valley,” said Kevin Callahan, Disney Corporate Citizenship Vice President of Community and Engagement. “Together, our shared belief in the power of imagination and creativity has strengthened the community, and provided a transformational sense of comfort and healing to families when they need it most.”

The need for the ER Waiting/Admitting area remodel came as a result of the implementation of the “Nurse First” program by the Henry Mayo Emergency Department. ED patients are now met by a nurse when they first enter the Emergency Room – decreasing the patients’ waiting time from arrival to meeting with the physician. ER waiting times are posted live on the hospital’s website henrymayo.com.

Slated for completion in September 2014, the remodel will feature a remodeled children’s area, a new “Nurse First ” workstation, a new sitting area, a new security desk, and will help ensure timely pediatric emergency and trauma care.



Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is a 238- bed not-for-profit acute care hospital serving the Santa Clarita Valley since 1975. Henry Mayo is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a STEMI Receiving Center. The hospital features state-of-the-art Inpatient facilities, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Catheterization Lab, Infusion Center, Breast Imaging Center and an Outpatient Surgery Center. Additional services include cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, intensive care, neonatal intensive care, maternity, surgery, nursing, wound care, spine and joint, behavioral health, and acute rehab, as well as cancer, imaging, lab, digestive, respiratory services and physical and occupational therapies. Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2083. For more information, visit www.henrymayo.com or call (661) 253-8000.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.


  1. Mikee Hart Mikee Hart says:

    They just remodeled….

  2. Mikee Hart Mikee Hart says:

    They just remodeled….

  3. Beth Hansen Beth Hansen says:

    More to do with pediatric. Not just ER

  4. James Parker James Parker says:

    Worst hospital ever

  5. 104,000?? That’s all!!!?!? They make that money in 3 minutes with all the cost hike. I think one million would be a donation. I agree that this hospital sucks!!!

  6. Why $104,000? Why not $105,000?

  7. Just wait until you get a bill for your visit to the ER, hope you don’t have Medi-Cal. All the donations and the community gets ER bills going into the thousands. The doctors that work there, don’t generally accept Medi-Cal and they don’t tell you that when they start recommending all the state of the art testing they have.

  8. May be they can buy them some customer service.

  9. May be you should get off gov insurance and buy your own Karen

  10. Dislike this hospital…….wouldn’t allow paramedics to transfer my daughter there there. Nor would I take my dog there. Holy Cross, level 2 trauma…….so much better. Sorry. Know better. Yes, more about peds and OB.

  11. Michelle Lea Michelle Lea says:

    At least Disney gave a donationthey did not have to.

  12. I’m happy for the hospital. But dont get confused… Beside how fast DISNEY can meke that money. They did not make that donation. DISNEY’s customers did. When you buy your ticket the cashier ask you to donate your change. That donation is just a TAX DEDUCTIBLE for DISNEY thanks to DISNEY’s customer!!!

  13. I’m happy for the hospital. But dont get confused… Beside how fast DISNEY can meke that money. They did not make that donation. DISNEY’s customers did. When you buy your ticket the cashier ask you to donate your change. That donation is just a TAX DEDUCTIBLE for DISNEY thanks to DISNEY’s customer!!!

  14. Didn’t they just remodel? Aren’t they supposed to be tearing down the old ER and building a modern hospital tower? Isn’t that why our city council approved the three mega non-hospital office buildings to be built? I guess a modern hospital is not in the cards for the future. Thankfully, Holy Cross is 10 minutes away.

  15. I left SCV in 2006. They were working on the ER when I left. Interesting it is STILL being worked on.

  16. Ryan Shaffer Ryan Shaffer says:

    I agree with Stefano. Their customer service sucks. Even FD doesn’t trust those doctors. They made my 4 week old son wait for 4hrs to be seen. Then transferred him Northridge because they couldn’t help him. Thankfully Northridge doctors knew what they were doing.

  17. Maybe they Can Buy a better cleaning crew Around the clock, instead of having blood splattered all over the walls and curtains

  18. My family has never had any problems with Henry Mayo…..

  19. Julia Vose Julia Vose says:

    I recently had a stay there and everything was wonderful. The staff couldn’t be more helpful and sweet. I am thrilled to have a trauma hospital in our community.

  20. We went there a bit ago at 3 in the morning with our 17 year old. I was blow away with the kindness and how helpful they were.. I am so glad we had somewhere to go ASAP . It’s the only place we have in SCV let’s try to make it the best we can . I am glad Disney did that for any reason .. We will gladly take it!!!!

Leave a Comment


Monday, Nov 19, 2018
A group of SCV Water staff and members of TreePeople and the Sierra Club teamed up for a "Restoration Field Day" Friday to learn about the local watershed and restore a creek-side habitat in San Francisquito Canyon.
Monday, Nov 19, 2018
Pocock Brewing Company invites everyone 21 years old and older to its 3rd Anniversary Beer Festival on Dec. 1 to benefit the Castaic Education Foundation and the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
The Michael Hoefflin Foundation for children’s cancer is getting ready to celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
The Brittany Foundation will be at Bark Avenue Dog Grooming on Saturday Dec. 8, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., for pet pictures with Santa.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
The Silvertone Singers, in an effort to raise funding for the new Senior Center set to open in Spring 2019, presents a concert focusing on the theme of "Money."

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1831 - Local entrepreneurs Sanford and Cyrus Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) born in Machias, Maine [story]
The Master's University women's volleyball team learned Monday which teams will be in its pool at next week's NAIA national championship in Sioux City, Iowa.
Pools Announced for NAIA Women’s Volleyball Tournament
To describe his stay at The Master's University, one that's included a rocky beginning, a handful of role changes and a stellar climax, including Saturday when he topped 1,000 career points, senior Delewis Johnson chose a roller coaster analogy.
Johnson Tops 1,000 Career Points in TMU Win Over Saint Katherine
For the first time this season, fans of The Master's University women's basketball team didn't need a laptop or tablet to catch a glimpse of the Mustangs — and there was a lot to like about Friday's live rendition.
TMU Women’s Basketball Team Cruises in Home Opener
The Master's University men's cross country team felt the sting of Friday's lower-than-expected finish at NAIA nationals but also turned an eye to a promising 2019.
TMU Men’s Cross Country Finishes 20th at Nationals
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommends several tips to avoid foodborne illness and keep the Thanksgiving holiday celebration festive.
Health Officials Offer Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips
A group of SCV Water staff and members of TreePeople and the Sierra Club teamed up for a "Restoration Field Day" Friday to learn about the local watershed and restore a creek-side habitat in San Francisquito Canyon.
SCV Water, TreePeople, Sierra Club Team for Restoration Field Day
Santa Claus will visit Heritage Junction William S. Hart Regional Park on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., then slide on over to Hart Hall in Newhall Park at 6 p.m. as the Friends of Hart Park celebrate 'Cowboys and Carols.'
Dec. 1: Santa to Visit Heritage Junction, Hart Park
Pocock Brewing Company invites everyone 21 years old and older to its 3rd Anniversary Beer Festival on Dec. 1 to benefit the Castaic Education Foundation and the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation.
Dec. 1: Pocock Beer Fest to Benefit Castaic Schools, SCV Education Foundation
Valencia High School’s Theatre Department took home first place at the recent Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Fall Festival held at Canyon High School.
Valencia High School Theatre Wins SoCal Competition
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan announced the third ballot counting update for the Nov. 6 General Election Friday afternoon.
County Releases Third Ballot Tally Update for Nov. 6 Election
The Home Depot Fund has pledged $500,000 while a multimedia benefit event raised more than $1.1 million to aid victims of the Woolsey Fire.
Home Depot Pledges $500K for Fire Relief; LA Benefit Raises $1.1M
With Woolsey Fire recovery and relief efforts underway, Los Angeles County officials caution the public to beware of charity scams and to donate to organizations they know and trust.
County Officials: Beware of Woolsey Fire Charity Scams
College of the Canyon's women's volleyball team will host a first-round California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Regional Playoff match vs. San Diego Mesa College on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Cougar Cage, with the first serve scheduled for 6 p.m.
Nov. 20: Canyons Volleyball to Host First Round Playoff Match
Highway 14 motorists and Metrolink train riders alike can tell the new buildings at Vista Canyon just south of Sand Canyon are just about complete and ready for business.
Vista Canyon Prepares to Welcome Its First Tenants
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Nov. 19-25, 2018.
‘Lethal Weapon,’ ‘SEAL Team,’ ‘NCIS’ Filming in SCV This Week
The number of active listings of homes and condominiums for sale in the Santa Clarita Valley rose in October for the fifth consecutive month while sales slowed and resale prices continued to move higher, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Monday.
SCV Housing Inventory Rises for 5th Straight Month; Sales Slow
William S. Hart High School’s Hart Regiment won top honors at the 2018 Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association Marching Band Championship at Downey High School on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Hart Regiment Wins Gold at Marching Band Championship
The California Highway Patrol will have all available officers on patrol Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, in a maximum enforcement period from Wednesday through Sunday.
All CHP Officers on Duty for Thanksgiving Weekend Safety
College of the Canyons cross country capped its season by sending three runners to compete at the California Community College Athletic Association State Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno last Saturday.
Cougar Cross Country Ends Season at State Championship Meet
2003 - U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon introduces the first of several bills intended to block the 78-million-ton Cemex gravel mine in Soledad Canyon [story]
1957 - Newhall County Library dedicated on Ninth Street; rededicated as city of Santa Clarita's Business Incubator exactly 57 years later (2014) [story]
1969 - Construction begins on Magic Mountain amusement park [story]
Democratic challenger Christy Smith's lead has widened to 3,099 votes over Republican incumbent Dante Acosta in the race for California's 38th District, according to the updated ballot count released Friday afternoon by the Los Angeles County and Ventura County registrars of voters.
Smith Widens Lead in 38th Assembly District Tally
Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva has pulled ahead of incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell by 57,810 votes in the Nov. 6 general election
Sheriff’s Race: Villanueva Widens Lead Over McDonnell by Nearly 58K Votes
A new three-year collective bargaining agreement between Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Care Unions is now in effect through Sept. 30, 2021.
Kaiser Permanente, Health Care Unions Ratify New National Deal
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Nov. 20, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Nov. 20: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area suffered significant damage from the Woolsey Fire, including the destruction of the Western Town at Paramount Ranch and a building housing priceless archives, the National Park Service reported Friday.
Woolsey Fire Destroys Western Town, Museum, Archives at Paramount Ranch
A multitude of important disaster recovery resources from government, non-profit, and private agencies are now available online at www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire to help support residents, business owners, and others impacted by the Woolsey Fire.
County Launches Recovery, Damage Reporting Webpage for Woolsey Fire Victims
Red Rock Canyon State Park officials have set their schedule of interpretive events for the second half of November.
Red Rock Canyon State Park Sets November Walks, Talks, Slide Show
Registration is underway for the College of the Canyons winter semester, and registration for the spring 2019 semester will begin Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Register Now for COC Winter Semester; Spring Registration to Open Jan. 2
The California State Auditor rebuked the agency in charge of implementing the state’s high-speed rail project Thursday, finding lack of planning and poor oversight has led to cost overruns plaguing the Golden State’s efforts.
Cost Overruns, Poor Oversight Plague California Bullet Train
The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued a disaster declaration for Los Angeles County that will make low-interest federal disaster loans available to businesses and residents impacted by the Woolsey Fire.
Feds Offer Low-Interest Loans to LA County Wildfire Victims
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a man on Friday suspected of vandalizing a Newhall business over the Veterans Day holiday weekend.
SCV Deputies Arrest Newhall Vandalism Suspect
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Parkway Motorcars, will once again hold a Thanksgiving Community Dinner at the Newhall Community Center, located at 22421 Market Street in Newhall.
Nov. 19: City’s Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner