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AVH and Kaiser Permanente Reach Three-Year Agreement

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Both Organizations Reaffirm Commitment to Service, Clinical Excellence and Nonprofit Mission

Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) and Kaiser Permanente have reached a three-year agreement for Kaiser Permanente members to continue to receive care from Kaiser Permanente physicians at AVH. AVH is the only full-service acute care hospital in the greater Antelope Valley. The agreement further enables local residents to remain in the Antelope Valley to receive the majority of their healthcare.

"As a result of this agreement, our two organizations will be working even closer together to improve the patient experience and to assure that a visit to our hospital is the best, most reassuring and most comfortable that it can be," said John Rossfeld, AVH’s chief executive officer. "Kaiser Permanente is a first-class organization in every way, and we are thrilled to continue this important healthcare relationship for our community."

The agreement reaffirms both Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to AVH as its "plan hospital" in the area as well as the hospital’s commitment to continue to provide the best possible clinical and service quality to Kaiser Permanente members.

"Kaiser Permanente and Antelope Valley Hospital will continue to work toward optimizing the quality of hospital services in the Antelope Valley," said Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Senior Vice President and Area Manager Payman Roshan.

"Kaiser Permanente is deeply committed to providing high-quality, affordable healthcare to the people of the Antelope Valley," said Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Chief Administrative Officer Linda J. Lawson, RN, MSN. "We look forward to continuing our long and positive relationship with Antelope Valley Hospital for our members who require medical care."

About Kaiser Permanente

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers and largest nonprofit health plans, serving more than 10.6 million members, including more than 4.2 million in Southern California alone. With more than 140 physicians and 900 employees in the Antelope Valley, Kaiser Permanente provides high-quality care to nearly 125,000 members and other patients at six convenient locations in Lancaster and Palmdale. For more information about Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley, please visit kp.org/antelopevalley.

About Antelope Valley Hospital

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420-bed district hospital located in the city of Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County, has been serving the community for more than 60 years. The area’s only full-service hospital, AVH provides a full array of medical/surgical services, pediatric treatment, NICU, mental health, cancer care and more. It is a Level II trauma center, Accredited Chest Pain Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, and a Certified Community Cancer Center. More information is available at www.avhospital.org or by calling 661-949-5000. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/antelopevalleyhospital.