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New chief nursing officer at AV Medical Center


Joya Henderson comes aboard

Joya Henderson, RN, MBA, NE-BC, has joined Antelope Valley Medical Center as its new Chief Nursing Officer, hospital officials announced. Henderson will be responsible for overseeing the quality and performance of clinical operations and patient care services.

“Joya is a fantastic addition to our administrative team, and with her extensive background, I know she will excel in her role,” said AVMC Chief Executive Officer Edward Mirzabegian. “As we continue to grow our programs and prepare for the future, Joya will work with our nurses to enhance the quality and continuum of patient-centered care.”

Henderson brings to AV Medical Center more than 20 years of nursing experience and more than 14 years in various levels of management. With a background in emergency room, ICU, PACU, GI Lab, Med/Surg, Tele, and DOU units, Henderson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role, hospital officials said.

In her previous roles, Henderson coordinated multi-disciplinary efforts during the COVID pandemic and spearheaded the establishment of a regional spine clinic. Henderson earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Los Angeles Pacific University in San Dimas, CA, and a Masters degree in Nursing from the American Sentinel University in Aurora, CO.

“I’m honored to be part of the hospital’s leadership team and look forward to fostering a culture of compassion, mentorship, and professional development among the nursing staff,” Henderson said. “I applaud our nurses that are steadfast to growing their profession and focused on patient-centered care. I look forward to making a positive impact in AVMC’s healthcare delivery to enhance the overall experience of our patients.”

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