AV Hospital announces interim administrator

Pamela Hinson

Pamela Hinson

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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  1 comment for “AV Hospital announces interim administrator

  1. Michael Rives
    June 4, 2013 at 11:22 am

    As a former candidate for the Board, I applaud this decision. Chairman Farrukh was correct in stating the Board didn’t want to hire one CEO, temporary, and then another permanent one. By selecting an executive already at the hospital, we will have continuity until a new CEO is selected and approved by the Board. I have worked at the VA Hospital in West LA and served under many CEO’s. Two of them came in when the hospital was in dire condition. They reformed the facility working together and then separately when one moved on. They have familiarity with the federal healthcare system which is essential if we are to navigate through Obamacare next year. I can recommend these fine gentlemen, one of whom is a native of So Cal, if the Board is interested.

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