Published on April 17, 2018

Betty Burke Oldfield

Betty Burke Oldfield’s involvement with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital began when the hospital opened its doors to the Santa Clarita Valley Community in 1975. When asked to volunteer, she did not hesitate.

“It sounded like a good thing to do,” said Oldfield, who eventually became president of the Hospital Auxiliary.

Oldfield’s commitment to Henry Mayo continues. When she attended the recent opening of the new Kim and Steven Ullman Neonatal intensive Care Unit, Oldfield decided that she wanted to be part of those who supported the NICU and contributed $25,000 to ”name” the NICU’s administrative office.

Oldfield has supported the hospital as a volunteer, serving as chair of the first Home Tour League and then on the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Board of Directors. She served as chair of the patient care committee and the building committee. A highlight for Oldfield was when Henry Mayo became a trauma center.

“The progress has been remarkable at Henry Mayo,” Oldfield said. “I couldn’t be more proud of what they are doing for the health of the community.”

A Canyon Country resident, Oldfield has been an active volunteer for many non-profits including Hart Park and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Named Woman of the Year in 1993, she also co-founded Safe Rides. Since 1986, Safe Rides provides free rides on Friday and Saturday nights to teenagers who have been drinking or who do not want to be a passenger in an unsafe situation. More than 2,000 teens have volunteered at Safe Rides, helping provide transportation to an estimated 20,000 teenagers.

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