LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Hospital Foundation recently presented a check to the hospital for nearly $1 million, the latest donation in a 40 year history of support for the only full-service acute care hospital in the Antelope Valley.
This latest monetary gift was raised through the Foundation Golf Tournament, which took place at the Robinson Ranch Golf Club in May, and the Gala last year, titled “A Night at the Autry,” which took place at the Gene Autry museum. Contributions also came in from supporters throughout the Antelope Valley.
The funds will be used to purchase new LED lights for nine surgery suites, orthopedic surgery tables, neurosurgery tables, beach chair tables for shoulder surgeries, cysto tables for urology surgeries, and gastrointestinal scopes.
“We are grateful for the support and generosity of the local community and donors who show their commitment to the hospital through our fundraising events,” said Johnny Zamrzla, AVH Foundation chairman. “And we also appreciate our hard working Foundation board and the AVH executive leadership team whose support and guidance helped us raise even more funds this past year.”
In the past five years alone, the Foundation has raised more than $3.5 million to support various departments, including pediatrics, labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, couplet care, radiology, critical care, forensic services, pharmacy, home health, pastoral care, respiratory services, mental health, and emergency. Funds were also used for nursing scholarships, cardiovascular lab and ultrasound equipment, as well as infusion pumps hospital-wide.
Fundraising will continue with the annual Foundation Gala Sept. 19 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Proceeds will benefit Antelope Valley Hospital’s pediatric program. For more information about becoming a sponsor or to purchase tickets, visit http://avhospital.org/About/Pages/Events.aspx.
“With the support of the AVH Foundation, we are able to provide state-of-the-art care and services to improve the health of our community,” said AVH Interim Chief Executive Officer Jack Burke. “We are grateful for all of their efforts and for the generosity of the many donors who support our hospital.”
[Information via press release from Antelope Valley Hospital.]