Antelope Valley Hospital is an award-winning hospital, committed to delivering exceptional care to patients and their families. Some of our recent awards include:
AVH again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for hospital accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
AVH underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey. During the review a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews. The accreditation is awarded for a three-year period.
The Antelope Valley Healthcare District (AVHD) was one of the first districts in the state to be named a Certified Healthcare District by the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD). This prestigious designation certifies that the AVHD has demonstrated, among other things, best practices in governance and is conducting business in a transparent manner.
Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., the accrediting body of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the U.S. designated AVH as a Baby-Friendly birth facility. This prestigious designation means that AVH has met the gold standard in maternity care operations and supports breastfeeding and mother/baby bonding.
AVH received Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission and the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency. This designation signifies that AVH has the equipment, infrastructure, staff, and training programs needed to quickly diagnose and treat patients presenting with acute stroke.
Antelope Valley Hospital was recognized by the HSAG, a Quality Improvement Organization for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for its dedication to patient safety. The recognition highlights the hospital’s success in reducing healthcare-associated infections.
Antelope Valley Hospital was one of 22 hospitals throughout the seven-county greater Los Angeles area that were recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with a Medal of Honor for meeting the standards for excellence in organ donation set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). AVH was recognized with a Silver Medal of Honor in 2012 for meeting or exceeding two out of three national goals during the 24-month measurement period.
AVH was named a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Receiving Center. One of only 34 such hospitals in Los Angeles County, this certification means that AVH has the training, equipment and processes in place to immediately treat patients experiencing acute cardiac myocardial infarction (heart attack). This results in an earlier definitive diagnosis and treatment resulting in improved outcomes.
Antelope Valley Hospital is the only hospital in the area to be approved by the County of Los Angeles as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP). To qualify as an EDAP, a hospital emergency department must meet specific criteria, including requirements for pediatric equipment, physician coverage and ongoing pediatric education.
Our Pediatric Department is a California Children’s Services (CCS) Approved Hospital, which means the department meets the standards and requirements for the state program. AVH is the only hospital in the area with this designation.