Healthcare & Public Safety
The SCV prides itself on being a safe and healthy community in which to live. The area's excellent medical facilities and healthcare professionals, along with a team of emergency responders and public safety officials, are all committed to ensuring the well-being of residents and visitors.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is a 238-bed, not-for-profit community hospital and trauma center. Its emergency department is open 24-7 to serve you, and a panel of physicians, both specialists and subspecialists, are available around the clock for your most critical needs.
The hospital provides a wide range of care through a number of services: a popular maternity department, NICU, lactation support, and childbirth education program, highly respected community hospital cancer program, advanced primary stroke center, spine and joint program, an acute rehab unit which helps individuals regain their independence, growing cardiology services, outpatient wound care services, highly attentive physical and occupational therapies, and a wide range of inpatient and outpatient surgical services.
Public Safety Services
Areas of California can be compared to one another on the basis of the Total Crime Index (formerly the FBI Index). In 2014 (the most recent year for which data is available), the city of Santa Clarita reported a crime rate (defined as the violent and property crimes per 1,000 people) of 13.26, compared with 26.19 in Los Angeles County, 27.52 in Pasadena, 16.54 in Glendale, 24.52 in Burbank, 28.42 in Lancaster, and 25.66 in Palmdale.
The SCV, including the City of Santa Clarita, utilizes the extensive resources of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department to meet the area's public safety needs. Regional leaders also work closely with safety officials to implement proactive crime prevention and emergency response workshops to improve community awareness.