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Great, local care

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  • Written By: Rex Parris Mayor, City of Lancaster

Sourced: Antelope Valley Press – Letters from Readers, July 24, 2022

Last weekend, I faced a daunting challenge I hoped I’d never have to deal with. After years of being cautious and safe, it finally hit me. Despite my best efforts — getting vaccinated and boosted, wearing masks, and taking precautions when traveling — this virus was stronger.

I was feeling the symptoms of COVID-19. I was admitted to the Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC) for emergency treatment. I dare not think of the outcome without the vaccine, care, and treatment I received.

Fortunately, as I write this, I am feeling much better and on the road to recovery. I was discharged in less than 72 hours and am recovering at home.

My current state of health and recovery is not only due to the vaccine, but most notably, to the care I received during my time at AVMC.

From the nurses who admitted and cared for me during my stay, to the doctors who used every resource at their disposal to ensure my health was restored, every member of this team showed their extreme dedication to fighting this pandemic.

We are incredibly fortunate to have such high-quality care within our valley and available to our families. It is with a full heart, that I express my deepest gratitude and appreciation for the AVMC team. Without them, I’m not sure I would be able to write this.

Everyone should remain vigilant. This virus is surging but it is manageable if we take precautions.