Chest Pain – MI Silver Performance Achievement Award (2019)
Presented by the National Cardiovascular Data Registry and the American College of Cardiology,
the Chest Pain – MI Silver Performance Achievement Award recognizes AV Hospital for its
performance in caring for patients with
heart attack symptoms
. The award reflects the
hospital’s commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of care for these
patients. The hospital was one of 86 facilities nationwide to receive the honor.
Health and Human Services Platinum Recognition Award (2018)
The HHS Platinum Award recognizes AVH’s efforts for raising awareness about organ donation.
The hospital is one of only nine hospitals in an expansive southern California service area
to receive the award, which is the highest honor for organ-and-tissue-donation awareness.
Certified Chest Pain Center(2018)
Antelope Valley Hospital received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the American College
of Cardiology. The accreditation, initially earned in 2015, reaffirms the hospital’s comprehensive
Institute for Heart & Vascular Care (IHVC) as the leading source of cardiovascular care in the
Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care (2018)
Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross have recognized Antelope Valley Hospital
(AVH) with a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue
Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated
hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health
outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical
Reaccredited by The Joint Commission (2017)
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
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
Breast Milk Depot (2017)
Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) has been named a designated Breast Milk
Depot by BreastfeedLA, a nonprofit breastfeeding advocacy organization in
Los Angeles. AVH is one of only two designated milk collection sites in the
county. The designation means breastfeeding moms can now drop off
breast milk at AVH; it will then be processed, pasteurized and distributed to
infants in need of this vital resource.
National Comprehensive Community Cancer Center Accredited (2016)
The Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) cancer program
earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a
multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons. AVH is the only
hospital in the area to receive this accreditation. To earn CoC accreditation, a
cancer program must meet 34 specific quality care standards, be re-evaluated every
three years, and maintain excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a “Top Performer” (2016)
Antelope Valley Hospital was recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by
The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.
AVH was the only hospital in the Antelope Valley to achieve this honor.
The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for outstanding performance on
evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for
patients with certain conditions. AVH was commended for its performance in five
Key Quality Measures: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and perinatal care.
Certified Chest Pain Center (2015)
Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) received full Chest Pain Center (CPC) Accreditation
from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), making it the first
facility in the Antelope Valley to achieve this designation. This comes just
one year after opening the comprehensive Institute for Heart & Vascular Care
(IHVC) located on the hospital campus.
Certified Healthcare District (2015)
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
Baby‑Friendly Birth Facility (2015)
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
operations and supports breastfeeding and mother/baby bonding.
Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification (2014)
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.
Health Services Advisory Group Award (2014)
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
Recognition from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Excellence in Organ Donation (2012)
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.
Approved STEMI Receiving Center (2007)
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.
Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
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.
California Children’s Services Approved Hospital
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.