LOS ANGELES — Former Antelope Valley Hospital CEO Ed Mirzabegian has been selected as Corporate Chief Executive Officer of Avanti Hospitals, LLC. Mirzabegian assumed administrative responsibilities of the four-hospital regional community health system on June 3, according to an announcement by Avanti Hospitals,LLC.
“We at Avanti are very excited to announce the appointment of Ed Mirzabegian as our Corporate Chief Executive Officer,” said Joel Freedman, President of Avanti Hospitals, LLC. “Ed brings to our organization over 30 years of senior management experience and a proven track record of leadership and success.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to join Avanti Hospitals – a team that’s clearly committed to quality of care, innovative thinking, and contributing to the communities they serve. Their current objectives demonstrate the organization’s commitment to transform their hospitals and ensure the long-term sustainability of health services for the underserved residents of Los Angeles. I look forward to working collaboratively with the team and greater community to continue the organization’s tradition of success,” said Mirzabegian in a news release.
The Avanti Hospitals, LLC system consists of Memorial Hospital of Gardena, Coast Plaza Hospital, East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital, and Community Hospital of Huntington Park. All four acute care hospitals are located near Los Angeles.
As Avanti’s Corporate Chief Executive Officer, Mirzabegian’s initial goals will be to establish system-wide operational polices to maximize performance while focusing on quality of care, financial management, and administrative efficiencies. With a total of over 470 beds in the health system, he will oversee more than 2,000 employees and over 875 physicians while managing an annual operating budget of over $200 million.
Mirzabegian, who had served as Chief Executive Officer of Antelope Valley Hospital since 2007, announced his resignation at the regular Antelope Valley Healthcare District board meeting on May 1. The surprise announcement shocked and saddened many in attendance at the board meeting. Mirzabegian’s resignation was effective on May 31.
Pamela Hinson was appointed interim administrator, and she assumed administrative responsibilities at the hospital on June 1. Hinson has served as the hospital’s vice president of business, revenue, and patient care coordination for the past six years.
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