LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Hospital has named Ryan White, MSN, RN, as emergency department (ED) director, effective March 23.
White previously served as senior director of adult and pediatric emergency services at the Brooklyn Hospital in New York.
White brings 20 years of experience as a nurse within the specialty of emergency services. His previous positions include interim senior director of emergency services at Albert Einstein Health Network in Philadelphia and ED nurse manager at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
White holds a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Hartford in Connecticut and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Central Connecticut State University.
In his new position White will oversee the operations and clinical performance of Antelope Valley Hospital’s emergency department.
“Ryan has a demonstrated track record of exceptional management abilities in emergency services,” stated AVH Chief Operating Officer Jack Burke, RN. “Under his leadership, AVH will be implementing new policies and procedures to manage lifesaving emergencies as well as less urgent cases as efficiently and expediently as possible.”
With more than 115,000 visits a year, Antelope Valley Hospital’s emergency department is the second busiest in the state of California.
The department serves as a STEMI receiving center for the treatment of heart attack patients and has been named a Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, attesting that the hospital provides the most advanced stroke care 24/7.
[Information via news release from Antelope Valley Hospital.]