LANCASTER — Two fundraising groups that support Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) have made significant donations that will be used to purchase new equipment.
The AVH Volunteer Auxiliary recently presented the Antelope Valley Healthcare District board of directors with a check for $100,000 to purchase two ultrasound machines. One of the machines will be used in the OB clinic and the other is for the Women and Infants Pavilion.
Funds were raised through a variety of activities, including the hospital’s gift shop and the “New to You” thrift shop in Lancaster.
“The contributions of time and talent from our tireless volunteers make this happen,” stated Harriet Lee, auxiliary president. “We are honored to be able to support the hospital, and specifically the Women and Infants Pavilion and OB clinic.”
AVH Foundation donates nearly $1 million
The Antelope Valley Hospital Foundation gave the hospital a gift of nearly $1 million, which it raised through its two special events and contributions from supporters throughout the Antelope Valley.
The funds will be used to purchase new LED lights for nine surgery suites, orthopedic surgery tables, neuro-surgery tables, beach chair tables for shoulder surgeries, cysto-tables for urology surgeries, and gastrointestinal scopes.
“The equipment we are able to purchase with funds raised by the hospital’s foundation allows our surgeons to have access to the latest technology,” stated AVH Chief Operating Officer Jack Burke. “We are grateful for all of their efforts and for the generosity of the many donors who support our hospital.”
The foundation just held its annual golf tournament, which raised $116,441 in financial and in-kind donations. Its annual gala will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Proceeds will benefit Antelope Valley Hospital’s pediatric program.
[Information via news release from Antelope Valley Hospital.]