LANCASTER – John Rossfeld has been appointed chief executive officer of Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH), effective immediately.
The appointment of Rossfeld was made by Alecto Healthcare Services, the management company overseeing AVH, and ratified by the Antelope Valley Healthcare District board of directors during its December board meeting. While he is an Alecto employee, Rossfeld will be on-site full time to oversee AVH’s daily operations.
“John is an experienced healthcare executive with an exceptional reputation for team building and taking hospitals to new heights,” stated Lex Reddy, Alecto’s CEO who briefly served as AVH’s interim leader while the search for the permanent CEO was underway. “We are confident that his first-rate leadership, communication, analytical and organizational skills will greatly benefit Antelope Valley Hospital and the community we serve.”
Rossfeld brings to AVH more than 30 years of healthcare leadership experience, including serving as CEO for numerous hospitals and health systems. Most recently he was CEO of Memorial Hospital of Craig in Colorado. Additionally, he has served as CEO for several Southern California hospitals, including San Dimas Community Hospital, Sherman Oaks Hospital and Encino Hospital, as well as Gila Regional Medical Center in New Mexico and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center in Utah.
Rossfeld holds a Master of Public Health degree in hospital administration from the University of California Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis.
[Information via news release from Antelope Valley Hospital.]
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