Building Your Health

Construction on the new patient tower is progressing with the generous support of community members and Henry Mayo employees

Building for your health


Henry Mayo’s new patient tower is starting to take shape, with the steel frame construction of the 160,000-square-foot, six-story structure nearing completion.

“That’s a big milestone for buildings. The patient tower is key for Henry Mayo to serve our growing community, so we’re very excited to watch it become a reality,” said Marlee Lauffer, President of the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation. Scheduled to open in late 2019, the patient tower will 
provide myriad benefits to the community and improve patient satisfaction. 

The expansion includes up to 142 patient beds, with 90 new medical and surgical beds, 22 antepartum/postpartum beds, seven labor/delivery beds, and expanded laboratory and 
materials management services.

The plans also call for a new larger cafeteria with a hotel-quality kitchen; a central atrium will offer spacious, comfortable dining accommodations for patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and visitors. Trauma patients will be served swiftly with a rooftop helipad that has direct Emergency Department access, improving response times to life-threatening medical situations. So far, the Foundation’s Building for Your Health patient tower campaign has reached almost 30 percent of its $25 million goal, according to Lauffer. 

“We are having great participation from employees, physicians and volunteer leadership,” she said. “We are now reaching out to business leaders, grateful patients and community members to join us in this exciting effort to build the new patient tower. So much of our hospital’s successful growth is due to our generous community, and it is much appreciated.”

To  learn more, call (661) 200-1200 or consider making an online donation. IYH