LANCASTER – Pamela Hinson has been appointed interim administrator of Antelope Valley Hospital, according to an announcement by the Antelope Valley Healthcare District board of directors. Hinson assumed administrative responsibilities for the hospital on June 1.
She will serve in the role until a permanent replacement is found for outgoing CEO Edward Mirzabegian, who announced his resignation in May.
Hinson has served as the hospital’s vice president of business, revenue, and patient care coordination for the past six years.
“Mrs. Hinson has the full support of the Board and we are thankful for her willingness to accept this role,” said Abdallah Farrukh, M.D., chairman of the board. “Her healthcare management expertise and familiarity with our hospital and community will be very beneficial to us as we search for a full-time administrator.”
In accepting the appointment, Hinson said, “It’s a pleasure to serve Antelope Valley Hospital as interim administrator. The hospital has been a vital healthcare resource to our community for nearly 60 years, and I hope to provide a smooth transition to the next long-term CEO.”
Hinson has worked in healthcare revenue cycle management throughout Southern California for over 35 years. Prior to joining AVH in 2007, she held various executive-level positions focused on hospital operations and revenue cycle functions, and owned and operated a medical billing and collection company for 17 years.
(Information via press release from Antelope Valley Hospital.)
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