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Learn Hospital’s Future at Town Hall Tonight

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(LANCASTER, Calif. – Oct. 29, 2019) — Residents are invited to a community town hall tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019) to hear Antelope Valley Medical Center (AV Hospital) Chief Executive Officer Edward Mirzabegian (Mirzabegian) and senior hospital officials discuss changes at, and future plans for, the hospital. The town hall, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Quartz Hill High School, 6040 West Avenue L in Quartz Hill.

Mirzabegian and members of the hospital’s leadership team will present information about state rules and regulations regarding healthcare facilities, plus allow time for an interactive question and answer session. The town hall is expected to last 90 minutes.

AV Hospital is embarking on an aggressive expansion of services to meet growing community needs, with the ultimate goal of building a new state-of-the-art medical center. Over the years the hospital has added to its current facility, which opened in 1955. Its last addition – the five-story patient-care tower – was built in 1988, which predates current earthquake building codes. California Assembly Bill 2190 requires healthcare facilities demolish, replace or retrofit hospital buildings that do not meet seismic safety regulations and standards.

In May, the Antelope Valley Healthcare District Board of Directors voted unanimously to spend the funds for the initial architectural, structural and environmental planning required to construct a new medical center. The state of California has set a construction deadline of January 2025.