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Antelope Valley Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Named CEO of the Year

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(LtoR) Steve Hofbauer-AVHD Board Treasurer, Kristina Hong, NP-AVHD Board Chair, Cathy Martin-ACHD CEO, Don Parazo, MD-AVHD Board 2nd Vice-Chair, and Kayla Martz, AVMC Executive Assistant accepting the award on Edward’s behalf.

Antelope Valley Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer, Edward Mirzabegian has been honored with the prestigious CEO of the Year award from the Association of California Healthcare Districts during their 2023 Annual Meeting.

Under Edward’s visionary leadership, Antelope Valley Medical Center has experienced remarkable growth and advancements in healthcare services. Mr. Mirzabegian has played a pivotal role in driving innovation, improving patient outcomes, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality care to the Antelope Valley community.

"Ed has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and a profound commitment to our community's well-being. This award is a well-deserved recognition of Ed’s tireless efforts in advancing healthcare excellence in the Antelope Valley region”, said Kristina Hong, NP, Antelope Valley Healthcare District Board Chair.

Antelope Valley Medical Center is a facility of the Antelope Valley Healthcare District (AVHD). As a member of the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD), the AVHD is 1 of 76 healthcare districts across the state of California. Healthcare Districts meet the needs of communities with severe health care provider shortages, uninsured Californians, low-income seniors, adults, and children through Medi-Cal, and underserved populations.

“While I’m humbled by the recognition, I feel it’s our obligation has part of a healthcare district to not only meet the basic health care needs of our community, but exceed the expectation of providing a full service hospital, with advanced care options accessible to local residents”, said Edward Mirzabegian, Chief Executive Officer, Antelope Valley Medical Center. “This award is not only about me; it highlights the collaborative efforts of the entire Antelope Valley Healthcare District team in achieving excellence in healthcare delivery.

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About Antelope Valley Medical Center

Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC), the only full-service, acute-care hospital located in Lancaster, CA. AVMC has been delivering exceptional care to the community since 1955. It offers the region’s only Level II Trauma Center, Pediatric unit, Level IIIB NICU, Inpatient Behavioral Health Department, Labor and Delivery, Accredited Chest Pain Center/STEMI Receiving Center, Advanced Primary & Comprehensive Stroke Center and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center, and now a Thrombectomy Capable Center. More information is available at or by calling (661) 949-5000. Follow us @avmedicalcenter