We grow up idolizing fictional superheroes that wear a cape and a mask, but it’s the medical professionals wearing scrubs who are true heroes – especially those on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic.
Providing another layer of care and protection was the motivating factor for a donation of 2,000 KN95 face masks to staff at Valencia-based Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. FivePoint donated and shipped the masks to the hospital in April.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital has tested approximately 2,800 people for COVID-19 as of late June, and has treated and discharged over 100 patients hospitalized with the virus. The 357-bed, not-for-profit community hospital and trauma center provides critical life-saving services and specialized care to patients within the Santa Clarita Valley.
“With the challenges we are all facing during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, we are reminded now, more than ever, of the generosity of our community,” said Marlee Lauffer, vice president of Marketing and Communications at Henry Mayo who also serves as president of the hospital’s foundation. “The masks donation by FivePoint was most helpful and very appreciated.”
The donation was part of a statewide effort by FivePoint to ultimately donate 100,000 face masks, 100,000 pairs of gloves and 20,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to medical institutions, police and fire agencies, and others who are involved in treating diagnosed patients and preventing others from contracting the virus.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital was founded in 1975 on land originally donated by The Newhall Land and Farming Company, which is now a subsidiary of FivePoint.
Longtime community leader and FivePoint executive Don Kimball serves on the board of directors for the hospital and its foundation.
“FivePoint has always answered the call from our community when help is needed, and this time was no different. We are proud and grateful for the healthcare first responders who put themselves at risk to treat those stricken with this disease,” Kimball said. “They have made a life-saving difference and FivePoint thanks them for their extraordinary and tireless efforts.”