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IT’S YOUR HEALTH INSIDE: 3) Undergoing outpatient surgery? See a timeline of what you should expect. 4) Our deepest thanks to the Santa Clarita community 5) Remembering two longtime Henry Mayo supporters

In Good Hands Henry Mayo’s Outpatient Surgery Center offers safe and compassionate care, as well as respect for each patient’s time


WELCOME With vaccines now available and fewer patients hospitalized with COVID-19, we can start to envision a return to normal. Thank you for wearing masks, social distancing and other measures you are taking to help bring the pandemic under control.

Minimally Invasive Fibroids Treatment Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive treatment for uterine fibroids, which are noncancerous growths in the uterus. Patients remain awake during the procedure but are given medication to help them relax. An interventional radiologist (IR) uses continuous X-ray to guide a slender, flexible tube to the vessels that supply blood to the fibroids. Particles are then injected into these vessels, blocking them and thereby starving the fibroids of blood. This causes them to shrink, which relieves symptoms.

We have been pleased to play a role in helping to vaccinate our community. Since opening our vaccination clinic in December, we have inoculated over 30,000 individuals, including over 3,500 teachers and other school personnel. We are pleased that our Outpatient Surgery Center is open again to meet the needs of our surgical patients. Perhaps in the past few months you or a family member has deferred a needed surgery. Such procedures were put on hold for a time to help ensure enough staff were available to care for the surge of COVID-19 patients Southern California had in December and January. If you have been putting off a needed surgery or other procedure, please contact your physician to get back on track.

Women may seek UFE treatment for the following reasons: • Heavy/prolonged menstrual bleeding or severe menstrual cramping • Pelvic pressure, discomfort, excessive bloating or fullness, particularly perimenstrual or abdominal wall distortion caused by an enlarged uterus • Pelvic pain, including pain with sexual intercourse • Urinary urgency or frequency, increased urination at night, or retention related to an enlarged uterus • Kidney issues caused by an enlarged uterus • Preservation of fertility

On page 6, read about our Outpatient Surgery Center team. Knowing they will be cared for by such seasoned professionals gives peace of mind to our patients undergoing surgical procedures, a confidence that is even more important at a time when hospital visitation is limited. Yours in good health,

“We’ve seen remarkable results in our patients who have undergone UFE,” said Rosella Dolan, Cardiovascular Services Nurse Navigator at Henry Mayo. “Whether you are looking to improve your quality of life by relieving fibroid symptoms, or looking to preserve fertility so you can start a family, this minimally invasive treatment option is life-changing.”

Roger E. Seaver President and CEO Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital 23845 McBean Parkway Valencia, CA 91355 661.200.2000 henrymayo.com

Under the governance of our community-based Board of Directors, and in partnership with our compassionate physicians, staff and volunteers, our purpose is to: Be the trusted regional leader to inspire and deliver optimal health and wellness. Together we share the following values: Quality, Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Integrity, Respect.

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For more information about UFE, please call 661.200.1650, or visit henrymayo.com/ufe. IYH

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo. Sumusunod ang Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital sa mga naaangkop na Pederal na batas sa karapatang sibil at hindi nandidiskrimina batay sa lahi, kulay, bansang pinagmulan, edad, kapansanan o kasarian. It’s Your Health is produced by the Marketing Department at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and is provided free to the community. This publication in no way seeks to serve as a substitute for professional medical care. Consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise or dietary guidelines. 2021. Reproduction of this publication or use of its contents without written permission is prohibited. For reprint permission, to subscribe or unsubscribe, or to submit ideas for future issues of It’s Your Health, please contact the editor at crawfordmj@henrymayo.com or 661.200.1305.

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Some photographs in this issue were taken before social distancing measures and masking policies were put in place.


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SAFETY STEPS

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER OUTPATIENT SURGERY

PATIENT SCHEDULES SURGERY WITH PHYSICIAN’S OFFICE Henry Mayo’s Pre-Authorization Testing (PAT) Clinic contacts the patient to schedule a COVID-19 test (and other tests, if requested by the physician).

ONE TO TWO DAYS BEFORE SURGERY

Patient comes to PAT Clinic for COVID-19 test. Test results are normally available in two hours. Henry Mayo’s PAT Clinic is located in Suite 310 of the Outpatient Surgery building on the Henry Mayo campus.

• Patient arrives at Henry Mayo’s Outpatient Surgery Center. Patient’s temperature is taken and he or she is asked a series of screening questions. Patient is given a new mask. • Patient’s family member or caregiver is instructed to wait for a phone call when the patient is ready to be picked up. Family members, caregivers or any other visitors are not allowed into the Outpatient Surgery Center. • After surgery, patient recovers in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Attending nurses wear masks and face shields. • When patient has recovered and is ready to go home, his or her family member or caregiver is called and instructed to come to the main entrance of the Outpatient Surgery building. The patient is brought to that location and helped into the vehicle.

DAY OF SURGERY

TWO DAYS AFTER SURGERY Patient receives call to check on his or her recovery.

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COMMUNIT Y CONNEC TION

THANK YOU, SANTA CLARITA VALLEY, FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT THIS PAST YEAR!

To our community, It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you during this enormously challenging time. We could not do what we do without your support. Time and again, your generosity has lifted us up. Thank you.

BR YA N T W IEC ZO R EK

Sincerely, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

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FOUNDATION NE WS

In Memoriam We mourn the passing of longtime Henry Mayo and community supporters Cheri Fleming and Diana Vose. Cheri was co-owner of Valencia Acura with her husband, Don, and a supporter of numerous local nonprofit organizations. Diana was president of the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation for 14 years. You can read more about Cheri and Diana at henrymayo.com.

Cheri Fleming

Diana Vose

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation 2021 Corporate Partners CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE

Frontier Toyota

Santa Clarita Magazine

Scorpion Signal Multimedia

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE

L E F T: W I L L I A M I N N E S

C.A. Rasmussen, Inc. FivePoint Landscape Development, Inc. Logix Federal Credit Union Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency, LLC

The Healthcare Heroes pictured above were honored by a patient, visitor or family member for making a difference in his or her experience at Henry Mayo. All heroes receive a custom lapel pin, a certificate and a letter of appreciation from the donor. We share all Healthcare Heroes on social media, e-news and internal communication tools. Funds raised through the Healthcare Hero Program are designated for new equipment, programs and services. For questions about the program, please contact Donor Relations Officer Renee Leon at 661.200.1201 or leonrm@henrymayo.com.

CBK Aviation, Inc. Gothic Landscape, Inc. Interstate Rehab LBW Insurance and Financial Services, Inc.

Princess Cruises Community Foundation Santa Clarita Emergency Medical Group, Inc. Tower Imaging Medical Group, Inc. Union Bank

DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE

Oakridge Landscape, Inc. Steven B. Chegwin, CPA Precision Dynamics Sunkist Growers, Inc. Corporation Valencia Acura Schwartz Oil The Walt Disney Company Company, Inc.

OFFICER'S CIRCLE American Family Funding CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc. Mellady Direct Marketing

Nola Aronson’s Advanced Audiology Oakmont Santa Clarita | Oakmont Valencia

FRIEND Henry Mayo Urgent Care Center Rattler’s Bar-B-Que | StoneFire Grill Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita

Realty ONE Group Success Remo Inc. SoCalGas Via Promotionals

Soroptimist International of Valencia Southern California Real Estate Management Valencia Car Wash

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Being All-In With Outpatient Surgery HENRY MAYO NEWHALL HOSPITAL’S OUTPATIENT SURGERY TEAM COMBINES COMPASSIONATE CARE WITH RESPECT FOR EACH PATIENT’S VALUABLE TIME Members of the Outpatient Surgery Center team at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

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ndergoing surgery can be stressful. To help alleviate that stress, patients want a surgical team and a surgical setting in which they can have full confidence. Fortunately, they can find both at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s Outpatient Surgery Center. “We focus on providing the highest-quality care safely. Our patients want their surgeries to start on time, they want to recover, and then they want go home without delay,” said Britta DeVolder, Senior Director of Henry


Mayo’s Perioperative Services and Spine and Joint Program. “Most important, they want to get back to their daily lives in short order.

“We are respectful of our patients and their families’ schedules,” she added. “We have a commitment to staying on schedule by starting each patient’s procedure on time.” Henry Mayo’s seasoned Outpatient Surgery staff of over 35 nurses and technicians takes great pride in their work and in meeting the needs of each patient.

Careful preparations are taken with every procedure.

“We consider it our duty to exceed our patients’ expectations,” said DeVolder. Most outpatient procedures can be performed in under two hours, making it easier for patients to recover from sedation. “When patients first start to recover from sedation, they can sometimes feel a little disoriented or uncertain. We respond to their needs and provide them with reassurance that all is going well,” said DeVolder. “It’s one of the most satisfying aspects of my job.”

“We focus on providing the highest-quality care safely. Our patients want their surgeries to start on time, they want to recover, and then they want go home without delay. Most important, they want to get back to their daily lives in short order.” —BRITTA DEVOLDER, SENIOR DIRECTOR, PERIOPERATIVE SERVICES AND SPINE AND JOINT PROGRAM

The team at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is always ready to serve its patients.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Henry Mayo has put an extra emphasis on safety, which includes not allowing visitors into the Outpatient Surgery Center. As a result, attending to each patient’s physical and emotional needs is even more important. “Our staff is aware that, for a patient, not having a loved one there when he or she recovers leaves a void. We make an extra effort to fill that void so each patient feels fully supported,” DeVolder said. (Please check henrymayo.com as visitor guidelines may change as restrictions lift.) “Patients should know they are in good hands when they come to our Outpatient Surgery Center,” said DeVolder. “Our patient experience scores and our outcomes show you are going to have a good experience when you come here for your surgery.” To learn more about the Outpatient Surgery Center, including the enhanced safety precautions for surgical patients, visit henrymayo.com/our-services/outpatient-surgery-center. IYH

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A Full Range of Urgent Care Services Pre-operative

Illness and Injuries • Asthma, Allergies, Allergic Reactions, Hives

• Insect Bites, Stings

• Digital Imaging

• Bruises, Abrasions, Lacerations

• Eye Infections, Eye Pain, Foreign Bodies

• Preoperative Physicals

• Fever, Cough, Cold, Congestion • Dehydration

• Ear Infections

• Falls, Sprains and Strains • Headaches • Influenza

• Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain • Respiratory Infections, Sinus Infections

• Lab Tests

• Sexually Transmitted Infections (STD’s)

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• Sore Throat, Strep

• COVID-19 Antibody Testing

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• COVID-19 Testing

• Urinary Tract Infections, Yeast Infections

• IV Therapy

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• Flu Shots

• Minor Procedures

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