Published on April 16, 2021

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital to Mark National Volunteer Appreciation Week  April 18 – 24

VALENCIA, CA — April 18-24 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is recognizing its valued volunteers, a group that numbers over 300 and includes adults, teens, and canines.

“We value our dedicated volunteers 365 days of the year, but we are especially proud to honor them during National Volunteer Week,” said Marlee Lauffer, President of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation. “Our volunteers help us to provide quality, compassionate healthcare to our community. The gift of their time and their dedication to all Henry Mayo staff, patients and visitors is priceless!”

“As the pandemic has started to ease we’ve been welcoming more and more volunteers back to our campus,” said April Garcia, Manager of Volunteer Services at Henry Mayo. “For example, some of our volunteers are working in our COVID-19 vaccine clinic. We are so grateful for all the hours of service our volunteers so generously give.”

In 1974, President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer Week with an executive order as a way to recognize the efforts of volunteers in the U.S. Notably, every sitting president since that time has issued a proclamation during the third week of April to honor volunteers. This week-long event has become a nationwide effort to urge people to get out and volunteer in their own communities.

Please consider the many ways you can make a difference through volunteering. For more information, visit


ABOUT HENRY MAYOHenry Mayo Newhall Hospital is a 357-bed not-for-profit acute care hospital serving the Santa Clarita Valley since 1975. The hospital recently opened a new patient tower that includes 90 private patient rooms and a new Center for Women and Newborns, also with all private rooms. 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 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 Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2083. For more information, visit or call 661.200.2000.