September Message From Foundation President
As summer comes to an end, we can only hope that the extreme heat will also be ending soon! Crazy weather! The hospital is preparing for a very busy remainder of the year with many exciting ways for our community to get involved, from our Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including Bingo or Bust, to the Holiday Home Tour Gala and Boutique.
October is the start of our Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are thankful to our community partners who help us raise both awareness and funding to benefit the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center. Many local businesses and restaurants are partnering with us for special “Sheila” items or promotions where a portion of proceeds for the month and/or on a specific date will be donated to benefit patient care at the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center. If you wish to participate as a business, please contact our office at 661.200.1200. For more information visit our Calendar of Giving for ways in which you can support our efforts.
The holiday season is also just around the corner and Holiday Home Tour Gala tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now on sale. Proceeds from this event benefit the Center for Women and Newborns, which includes our Kim and Steven Ullman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Recently, Roger E. Seaver, CEO and President of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, announced his intent to retire in 2023. The Hospital Board of Directors has started their executive search process for his replacement. While the last two years have been challenging for healthcare and Henry Mayo staff, Roger’s leadership has served us and the community very well. Roger of course will remain focused on our initiatives while the new CEO is being recruited, and, rest assured, we will celebrate his 22 year legacy at Henry Mayo sometime next year!
On behalf of Gavin and Gabriel León, all of the NICU Graduates, and the staff of our Kim and Steven NICU, we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the NICUs opening! Funds raised will help us continue the same specialized, high-quality medical care that over 1,500 babies have received since 2012. We are so grateful for your support!