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 acute-care 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 Comprehensive Community Cancer Center.
As the local healthcare leader, Antelope Valley Hospital:
- Provides care to more than 200,000 patients each year
- Receives over 113,000 Emergency Department visits annually
- Is the only Level II Trauma Center within 50 miles
- Has 450 physicians on staff, representing 66 different specialties
- Serves as a major economic engine in the community with a workforce of 2,800 employees
- Delivers more than 5,400 babies a year
Lancaster is located approximately 70 miles (110 km) north (by highway) of downtown Los Angeles, near the Kern County line. It is separated from the Los Angeles Basin by the San Gabriel Mountains to the south, and from Bakersfield and the San Joaquin Valley by the Tehachapi Mountains to the north.
Lancaster, CA is the hub of the Antelope Valley and home to the beauty and clear blue skies of the California High Desert. Home to the Antelope Valley CA Poppy Reserve, Musical Road, and the Aerospace Walk of Honor, Lancaster is no longer a local's "best kept secret", Lancaster has grown into a bustling urban destination with 150,000 residents, offering visitors an array of outdoor experiences with the backdrop of four seasons, local shopping, restaurants and entertainment.