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AV Medical Center new expansion project


A larger emergency department

Antelope Valley Medical Center recently hosted a dedication signing of a metal beam as part of the new Emergency Department (ED) expansion project.

AVMC staff were invited to sign their names on a metal beam that will be one of the last sections installed, as construction crews work to finish the new extended emergency department building. A crane located outside the new ED building is scheduled to hoist the metal beam to the top of the structure. The event marks a milestone in the construction timeline, as it’s now a step closer to opening the new ED unit, set for completion later this year.

The added ED unit will allow for a more spacious workflow for staff, and additional support areas for patients, according to officials at the hospital.

“After using the same space since 1986, while serving a growing population of close to a million local residents and becoming the 2nd busiest emergency room in the state, this expansion project couldn’t be more appropriate,” said AVMC Chief Executive Officer Edward Mirzabegian.

The new addition will be 7,200 square feet and certified as an OSHPD-1 facility. The building will include 40 new treatment bays, a nurses’ station and support areas. When complete, the additional emergency room space will allow Antelope Valley Medical Center to better meet their patient demand of around 9,000 patients a month.