LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Medical Center has appointed Dr. Suraj R. Batish as its new pediatric medical director.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Batish to AVMC as our Pediatric Medical Director,” said Edward Mirzabegian, Chief Executive Officer, Antelope Valley Medical Center. “His expertise and passion for pediatric medicine align with our commitment to delivering the highest standards of care to our community, and are confident with his leadership that our pediatric services will continue to thrive and grow.”
Batish earned a medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University, and a Master of Public Health degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C. He completed his pediatric residency at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital. During his studies, Batish was involved in community service projects focused on childhood obesity and education. His most recent accomplishments include receiving a Hospitalist Award, and Pediatrics Resident Teacher of the Year.
“I’m honored to be part of AVMC, and I look forward to working with a talented and loyal team of healthcare professionals,” Batish said. “My goal is to provide the best possible care to children in the Antelope Valley, ensuring their well-being and health.”
As the region’s only pediatric unit, AVMC meets the needs of sick and injured children, with specialized, compassionate, and family-centered care, hospital officials said in a news release. AVMC’s local pediatricians collaborate with pediatric hospitalists who are available 24 hours a day. AVMC also has a Child Life Program that assists children and their families to ensure the child’s emotional well-being with age-appropriate play therapy, stories, toys, games, music, art, and imagination.
For more information about the pediatric services at Antelope Valley Medical Center, visit www.avmc.org/peds.
[Information via news release from Antelope Valley Medical Center.]