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[KHTS]- Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Santa Clarita will be getting a six-story, 160,000 square foot patient tower addition, hospital officials said Thursday.

The level ll trauma center facility was originally built in 1975, and is in need of more beds, said John Schleif, chief operating officer for Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

“We have been overfull for the last week or two,” said Schleif. “This tower will increase our bed capacity from 238 to 350.”

The hospital is partnering with a commercial building company, Bernards, and HMC Architects.

“This is all a part of the hospital’s master plan that was approved by the city,” said Schleif. “As our community continues to grow, we want to meet those needs.”

Henry Mayo Emergency Room Treats Everything From Heart Attacks TThe very bottom level of the proposed patient tower, the basement, will be storage and an all new kitchen and dining area for staff and visitors, said Schleif. This area will also allow the hospital to provide room services for patients.

“Patients will be able to eat what they want, when they want to eat it,” said Schleif.

The floor directly above that, the first floor, will be a shelled floor — meaning left empty for now, Schleif said. It may end up accommodating more beds, or become an outpatient services area.

The second floor will be a expansive women’s services floor, said Schleif. It will be a maternity floor with two new caesarean section rooms, and the entire floor will also be made up of private rooms, as opposed to the semi-private rooms that are in place now.

The third through the six floor will be patient rooms with a total of 30 medical-surgical beds, all will the built in capability to monitor patients vitals — a welcome necessity, said Schleif.

On the roof of the six floor will be a new helicopter pad.

“Moving the helipad from the top of the parking structure [where it is now] to the top of the tower will allow patients to go straight from the elevator almost right to the emergency room,” said Schleif.

The $151 million dollar project is expected to begin in October 2015, said Schleif. The hospital will begin moving the loading dock and building a central plant before the construction on the tower can begin.

The project is planned to be completed by May 2018, and open for the public’s use in July 2018, said Schleif. The delay is planned time to check all systems and get licensed.

“All of us here at Henry Mayo are excited to be able to meet the needs of our growing community,” said Schleif. “We want to continue to fulfill our promise to meet their needs.”

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  1. So glad don’t live near here.

  2. John Carlson John Carlson says:

    I do an I am not to happy about the traffic or the Helicopter buzzing my house.

  3. What they really need is a bigger emergency room! I was just in there last night, oh my God, it was crowded as all hell! I became one of the many hall babies… kind of sucked!

  4. Kim Sloan Kim Sloan says:

    I agree Saamie! I was there Sunday and it was full of people, all mostly non paying hispanic with little kids having ear infections & flu. Very crowded. The doctors were wonderful.

  5. So you think it is any different at any other ER? Besides this IS flu season, duh. I stand behind Henry Mayo. When was the last time u used the facility with the wonderful staff? Just satin’

  6. Huh!!? NON paying Hispanics with Ear infections!!? Who makes these type of comments? Disgusting :/

  7. The er is sooo much more efficient than years past – with triage happening at the front desk – haven’t had to wait the last four trips there – granted it tends to be in the middle of the night – kudos to the Drs and nurses who risk a lot to help us out – love the new system

  8. Doreen Cruz Robyn Harris Zully Borrayo Rowena Pino Panganiban Arlene Galicia Resty Felix

  9. Jason Allen Jason Allen says:

    An addition is nice but still need another hospital in the SCV.

  10. John Gilbert John Gilbert says:

    I bet the neighbors will just love it.

  11. They are going to need nurses to care for those patients. Maybe the hospital should also look into hiring external new grads.

  12. No place is perfect, but having been through the ER and having inpatient surgery there twice, I think HM has become a wonderful community hospital with excellent doctors and nurses and ancillary staff who do their demanding jobs with great skill and compassion! Rarely do you find an ER that is NOT busy, but I think HM does a great job with Triage and dealing with people “in crisis “…whether large or small.

  13. Mary Cain Mary Cain says:

    The ER isn’t meant for sick people with colds. DUH!!! Go to urgent care!!!

  14. I loved working there! Too crowded now.

  15. Mary Yram Mary Yram says:

    This hospital has grown as the population has around it and they have done it well and with compassion and care, our family has received nothing but the best of care when we have needed it. I am glad they continue to improve and count myself as a supporter and well wisher.

  16. Only people with little or no education will make remarks or statements like that about hispanics or any other race or ethnic group. I was one of those hispanics that lived, worked in HMNMH and own a house in Valencia ignoranant hispanics can be above some whites or people groups/ race is what you want to make if yourself.

  17. I went to the ER at Mayo at 2 am one night. It Was empty. The staff was excellent.

  18. I went to the ER at Mayo at 2 am one night. It Was empty. The staff was excellent.

  19. I wish they hadn’t knocked down the big pine tree out front. Sure miss seeing it at Christmas decked out in decorations.

  20. Cathy Lahey Cathy Lahey says:

    I vote for a second hospital….

  21. As a healthcare professional and the mother of little boys, having worked in acute care, I have been VERY pleased with the ED at Henry Mayo. They’ve always done a great job with triage and been excellent with our kids. When my hubs was inpatient he had one surgeon who was a total douche but the rest of the staff was tops. All facilities have room for improvement and they could use private patient rooms (likely coming with the expansion) but overall it is far better than most community hospitals.

  22. That’s scary – they don’t know how to treat their current patients and they’re making room for more?

  23. Yeah but you will still get substandard treatment

  24. Tessa Lucero says:

    @Kim Sloan: I was also there last Sunday with my father, who was transported due to a condition not related to the flu, and I agree that it was very crowded. However, the patient load did not appear to me to be primarily of the demographic you describe; the two people who were in the other side of the room during the time my father was waiting to be admitted were not “non paying hispanics with little kids having ear infections and flu”.

    Henry Mayo is not only the primary hospital for the Santa Clarita Valley, but the receiving hospital for many patients coming from the north, west, or east since the closest hospitals are in Bakersfield, Santa Paula, and Palmdale respectively. The population in the north LA county area has grown immensely since HMH was founded and the number of users of the various highways and other roads has also skyrocketed. I think this expansion is desperately needed.

  25. so cal guy says:

    This thread was supposed to be about the construction of a new facility, not slamming one another or discriminating against each other…C’mon people…1 John 4:7-8 & Colossians 3:12-13

  26. YES!!! we need it for our community!!

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