NEWS RELEASE: (Lancaster, Calif. – November 6, 2017) – Antelope Valley Hospital and Kaiser Permanente announced a 10-year contract extension under which Kaiser Permanente doctors will continue to serve Kaiser Permanente members at Antelope Valley Hospital. This long-term agreement extends both organizations’ joint efforts to provide world-class care to the community and expand access to quality healthcare throughout the growing Antelope Valley.
"We are pleased that Kaiser Permanente agreed that Antelope Valley Hospital can meet the hospital services needs of their members and the community by building on the relationship we've forged together rather than building a new hospital. Patients and their families throughout the Antelope Valley benefit from our relationship with Kaiser Permanente,” said Michael Wall, CEO of Antelope Valley Hospital. “With a new decade-long agreement, we can build on our success and continue this journey together to provide stability, confidence and commitment to expanding access for quality healthcare at Antelope Valley Hospital.”
The collaboration will allow Antelope Valley Hospital and Kaiser Permanente to maximize their resources and technologies to best serve patients and families in the Antelope Valley.
“Extending our agreement in the Antelope Valley is part of Kaiser Permanente’s mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services where our members live and work, and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve,” said Payman Roshan, senior vice president and area manager, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City and Antelope Valley.
Both organizations are enthusiastic about the opportunity to jointly tackle the Antelope Valley’s most pressing health issues – including hypertension, cancer and mental health – and to address the social, economic and environmental factors that contribute to one’s wellness.
“We are thrilled to have access to the best practices, quality data and resources of a premier health system like Kaiser Permanente,” Wall added. “We look forward to using these tools to benefit patients throughout Antelope Valley and believe this relationship can serve as a model for transforming healthcare delivery in the region.”
About Antelope Valley Hospital
Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420-bed district hospital located in the city of Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County, has been serving the community for more than 60 years. The area’s only full-service hospital, AVH provides a full array of medical/surgical services, pediatric treatment, NICU, mental health, cancer care and more. It is a Level II trauma center, Accredited Chest Pain Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, and a Certified Community Cancer Center. More information is available at avhospital.org or by calling 661-949-5000. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/antelopevalleyhospital.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to share.kaiserpermanente.org.
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