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September Partner Spotlight: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

September Partner Spotlight: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

Donna Ferguson, director of outpatient services for Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, viewing the hospital’s new hyperbaric oxygen chambers with Ayda Rezaimalek, wound care services program manager.

We’re kicking off our first monthly partner spotlight with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as it puts the finishing touches on its newly renovated outpatient wound care services facility in Santa Clarita, California.

With seven patient rooms and thirteen specialists on staff including board-certified physicians and podiatrists, wound care nurses and a certified hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) technician, the new center is in a unique position to offer a full suite of highly specialized wound care services to the local community.

Two new HBO chambers are the first and only machines of their kind in the Santa Clarita Valley, giving area residents with problem wounds much easier access to treatment. Before, they would often have to travel an hour or more several times a week for HBO therapy.

According to Donna Ferguson, director of outpatient services for Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, the new center is a big win for the community, especially for patients suffering from problem wounds associated with diabetes and vascular insufficiency.

“Under the leadership of our program manager, Ayda Rezaimalek, our team takes a highly specialized and customized approach to treating wounds that are resistant to innate healing and brings gold standard services right into our community,” said Ferguson. “Our partnership with the management team at Wound Care Advantage allows us to further our goal to improve each patient’s quality of life through personalized care and efficient healing.”

Meet the doctors at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s Outpatient Wound Care Program:

Brian Downs

Brian Downs, D.O. and Medical Director
Dr. Downs has been practicing medicine and wound care for more than 20 years. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996 and completed his residency at University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1999. In addition to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Dr. Downs is also affiliated with St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center.

John Halebian

John Halebian, D.P.M.
Dr. Halebian is board certified by the American Academy of Wound Management and has 25 years of experience treating and healing chronic wounds of the feet and ankles. He uses recognized contemporary therapies to treat wounds and has prevented numerous previously recommended amputations. In addition to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Dr Halebian has private practices in Valencia and Studio City, California.

Ian Cook

Ian Cook, M.D.
Dr. Cook is board certified in Emergency Medicine and a fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association. He graduated from the Rosalind Franklin University/ Chicago Medical School in 2007 and is currently affiliated with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Methodist Hospital Of Southern California, Palmdale Regional Medical Center and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

Shane Rhodes

Shane Rhodes, D.P.M.
Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Dr. Rhodes is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Professional Wound Care Association. He is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association; California Podiatric Medical Association; Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Society; and the American Diabetes Association, Professional Section-Podiatric Medicine Council. Dr. Rhodes is on staff at the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Wound Care Center as well as Glendale Adventist Medical Center and Verdugo Hills Hospital.

The outpatient wound center at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital works with referring physicians, self-referrals and other health agencies. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (661) 200-1525.