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John Rossfeld Appointed CEO of Antelope Valley Medical Center

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(LANCASTER, Calif.) — John Rossfeld has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC), effective immediately.

A widely respected healthcare executive, Rossfeld is an accomplished leader known for elevating hospitals to high levels of distinction in patient service and clinical excellence. He brings to AVMC more than 30 years of healthcare leadership experience, including serving as CEO for numerous hospitals and health systems. Most recently he was the CEO of the Memorial Hospital of Craig in Colorado. Additionally, he has served as CEO for several Southern California hospitals, including San Dimas Community Hospital, Sherman Oaks Hospital and Encino Hospital as well as Gila Regional Medical Center in New Mexico and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center in Utah, among others.

The appointment of Rossfeld was made by Alecto Healthcare Services, the management company overseeing AVMC, and ratified by the Antelope Valley Healthcare District board of directors during its December board meeting. While he is an Alecto employee, Rossfeld will be on-site full time to oversee AVMC’s daily operations.

“John is an experienced healthcare executive with an exceptional reputation for team building and taking hospitals to new heights,” said Lex Reddy, Alecto’s CEO who briefly served as AVMC’s interim leader while the search for the permanent CEO was underway. “We are confident that his first-rate leadership, communication, analytical and organizational skills will greatly benefit Antelope Valley Medical Center and the community we serve.”

Rossfeld holds a Master of Public Health degree in hospital administration from the University of California Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis.

About Antelope Valley Medical Center

Celebrating 60 years of caring for the community, Antelope Valley Medical Center is located in the city of Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County. The 420-bed district hospital is a Level II trauma center; Accredited Chest Pain Center; Advanced Primary Stroke Center; and provides a full array of medical/surgical services, pediatric treatment, NICU, mental health, cancer care and more. More information is available at or by calling 661-949-5000.

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