HOSPITAL NAME CHANGE ANNOUNCED
Santa Clarita Hospital will soon be known officially as Inter-Valley Community Hospital. When asked to provide the background for
this decision, Adminstrator Charles S. Dyer made the following statement:
"Santa Clarita hospital opened its doors in June of 1960; at that time, there were 19 beds, 1 surgery and 24 employees.
Today, after 4 expansion progams covering the 9½ years, we are 125 beds and nearly 180 employees.
"Our hospital has, as you can see, kept pace with this expanding community, always
attempting to provide adequate number [sic] of hospital beds as well as excellent medical care.
"In our everyday life, we are geared for changes; Santa Clarita Hospital has
always recognized the necessity of changes, whether it be the purchase of new equipment, the addition of facilities, or the continual
training of dedicated employees within our hospital group.
"Many changes will be made in the future as well as those of the past so that we may
be more identified with this expanding area, sometimes known as the Santa Clarita Valley, by others as the Valencia Valley,
and yet others by Saugus-Newhall. How to be identified more closely with our community is a vital question to us all.
"You will recall that, within the last two months, you were asked your feelings
on changing the name of our hospital; and as a result of that consensus, the hospital Board of Directors, along with the employees and
Admnistration of this hospital, has [sic] decided that it would be advantageous to change the name for better identification within the
community. And, as you know by now, our name is now Inter-Valley Community Hospital.
"To me, the name change is refreshing; and I feel it will be fun to include this new
name in our everyday life."