Donations from the Volunteer Auxiliary and Hospital Foundation Fund New Equipment for Antelope Valley Hospital



(LANCASTER, Calif. – June 11, 2015) — Two fundraising groups that support Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) have made significant donations that will be used to purchase new equipment.

AVH Foundation donates nearly $1 million

The Antelope Valley Hospital Foundation has given the hospital a gift of nearly $1 million, which it raised through its two special events and contributions from supporters throughout the Antelope Valley. These 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,” said 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 on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the prestigious Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Proceeds will benefit Antelope Valley Hospital’s pediatric program.

Volunteer Auxiliary donates $100,000

The AVH Auxiliary presented the Antelope Valley Healthcare District Board of Directors with a check for $100,000 to purchase two ultrasound machines. One of these highly advanced machines will be used in the OB clinic and the other is for the Women and Infants Pavilion. These funds were raised through a variety of activities including the hospital’s gift shop and the “New to You” thrift shop in Lancaster. The proceeds from both retail outlets are used for identified needs within the hospital.

“The contributions of time and talent from our tireless volunteers make this happen,” said Harriet Lee, auxiliary president. “We are honored to be able to support the hospital, and specifically the Women and Infants Pavilion and OB clinic.”


Auxiliary members from left: Mary Overton, Pearl Bogard, Marsha Pedersen, Millie McMillan, Bobbie Patton, Donna Sweikow (front), Judy Vaughn, Harriet Lee and Margaret Capell.

About Antelope Valley Hospital

Celebrating 60 years of caring for the community, Antelope Valley Hospital is located in the city of Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County. The 420-bed district hospital is a Level II trauma center and provides a full array of medical/surgical services, pediatric treatment, NICU, mental health, cancer care and more. More information is available at or by calling 661-949-5000.

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