Mirzabegian moves on to Avanti Hospitals

Ed Mirzabegian

Ed Mirzabegian

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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  2 comments for “Mirzabegian moves on to Avanti Hospitals

  1. Michael Rives
    June 6, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I had the pleasure to telling Ed at the last Board Meeting,’thank-you for the pleasure of your company.’ His departure from AV Hospital is our loss, but I wished him then and now the best in his future endeavors. He goes from managing a hospital with a 300 million dollar budget to four hospitals with a total budget of 800 million dollar budget. He will have to deal with 4 different hospital boards not just one like AV Hospital. There is no one more qualified for the job. Still, I am still saddened at his departure from AV Hospital. The hospital is being painted a new color and will be in uniform in color. It is a tribute to Ed and his saving AV Hospital.

  2. dave
    June 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Thank you Ed,for all the years of service good luck with your new position,Ed turned Avmc, into a well oiled machine,and now with Dr Farrukh on board i dont see nothing but good health care service to the hospital and profits.

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