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Hospital Staff Invited to be Part of AVMC History

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AVMC leadership was joined by Emergency Department staff to take part in the dedication.

Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC) hosted a dedication signing of a metal beam as part of the new Emergency Department (ED) expansion project.

On June 27, 2023, AVMC staff were invited to sign their name on a metal beam that will be one of the last sections installed, as construction crews work to finish the new extended emergency department building. A crane located outside the new ED building is scheduled to hoist the metal beam to the top of the structure later this week. The event marks a milestone in the construction timeline, as it’s now a step closer to opening the new ED unit, which is set to be completed later this year.

As much as this project is for the community and AVMC patients, hospital staff are also very deserving of this new space. The added ED unit will allow for a more spacious workflow for staff, and additional support areas for patients.

The new addition will be 7,200 square feet and certified as an OSHPD-1 facility. The building will include 40 new treatment bays, a nurses’ station and support areas. When complete, the additional emergency room space will allow Antelope Valley Medical Center to better meet their patient demand of around 9,000 patients a month.

“After using the same space since 1986, while serving a growing population of close to a million local residents, and becoming the 2nd busiest emergency room in the state, this expansion project couldn’t be more appropriate,” said AVMC Chief Executive Officer, Edward Mirzabegian. “I thank our entire team for their persistence and hard work in completing this project.”

One of the last beams going up on the new Antelope Valley Medical Center Emergency Department building.

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Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC), the only full-service, acute-care hospital in the Antelope Valley. 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. AVMC is now a Thrombectomy Capable Center. More information is available at or by calling (661) 949-5000. Follow us @avmedicalcenter