New Patient Tower Opens at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held for the new Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital tower in Valencia, California. In attendance were Henry Mayo CEO Roger Seaver, COO Jonathan Miller, board members, medical staff, hospital donors, community leaders and members of the project team.

In a Design-Build competition, team members, consisting of HMC Architects and Bernards, were challenged to design a new patient tower that would provide greater quality and quantity of patient care to the growing Santa Clarita population. The result of the collaboration was a digitally co-created design that fuses natural daylight and stunning views throughout the entire six floors of the new facility.

The new 163,000-square-foot, 120-bed tower features a dedicated maternity floor, with seven labor and delivery rooms, 22 post- and antepartum rooms and two C-section operating rooms. The tower houses three medical-surgical floors with unobstructed views from patient rooms, along with a new kitchen and cafeteria and shell space for future expansion. Strategically located between three existing buildings, the new tower provides connected functionality and a cohesive campus aesthetic.

The design included structural braces so every patient room has an unobstructed view, and corridor ends were created with openings that admit daylight to the staff interior spaces. The innovative-phased loading dock enabled construction of the tower with no interruption to operations. The rooftop features a permanent helipad with direct access for trauma cases to the emergency department.

The hospital opened for patient care in October 2019.

Images courtesy of HMC Architects.

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Posted November 11, 2019

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