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AVMC Has Hit a Milestone, with ZERO COVID Patients

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Staff celebrates zero COVID-19 patients(LANCASTER, Calif. – April 19, 2022) — Since the start of this pandemic, in early 2020, Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC) has consistently seen and treated patients with COVID. Today, marks the first day, where AVMC can officially say they have ZERO COVID positive patients in the hospital.

Although the patient count could change tomorrow or even within hours---at this moment in time, AVMC staff can exhale and acknowledge this milestone. AVMC recognizes the physicians, nurses and staff that have stayed strong and true on the frontlines of this pandemic.

“I extend my sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the entire Antelope Valley Medical Center team, whom have been through the ups and downs of this pandemic wave,” said Edward Mirzabegian, Chief Executive Officer of Antelope Valley Medical Center. “It hasn’t been easy, however by working together as a team, in addition to the efforts of our staff’s individual commitment and compassion, the hospital stayed strong and supported our community the last 2 years.”

During the height of the pandemic, Antelope Valley Medical Center received aid from Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization that provided AVMC with an emergency field hospital. AVMC was 1 of 3 hospitals chosen in the United States to receive this type of assistance from the group.

“It’s been a journey, and although we may not entirely be out of the woods yet, this milestone brings us a glimpse of hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Stephanie Herider, Chief Nursing Officer for Antelope Valley Medical Center.

Picture attached: AVMC staff celebrate the milestone of having zero COVID-19 patients in the hospital.