AVMC Will get Peds Director

Antelope Valley Medical Heart in Lancaster has named Suraj Batish as its new pediatric medical director. Batish leads the Antelope Valley’s solely hospital-based pediatric unit.

Batish replaces Lynne Ellison as pediatric medical director; Ellison and her household moved to Las Vegas in the course of the summer season resulting from her husband’s navy profession.

Batish truly took over the put up at the moment, however the hospital solely introduced his appointment earlier this month. 

That is Batish’s first administrative put up; beforehand, he was an assistant professor of pediatrics at Loma Linda College in Loma Linda. Previous to that, he accomplished his resident service at Loma Linda Youngsters’s Hospital. He earned a medical diploma from the Northeast Ohio Medical College in 2017, and went on to earn his Grasp of Public Well being diploma from George Washington College in Washington D.C. 

“We’re excited to welcome Dr. Batish to AVMC as our pediatric medical director,” Edward Mirzabegian, the medical middle’s chief government, mentioned within the announcement. “His experience and keenness for pediatric medication align with our dedication to delivering the very best requirements of care to our group, and (we) are assured together with his management that our pediatric providers will proceed to thrive and develop.”

Antelope Valley Medical Heart’s pediatric unit is the one such facility within the 1,500-square-mile desert service territory coated by the medical middle. The unit has 14 pediatric beds and has the flexibility to double that capability in emergency conditions.

“I’m honored to be a part of AVMC, and I sit up for working with a gifted and constant crew of healthcare professionals,” Batish mentioned within the announcement. “My aim is to offer the absolute best care to youngsters within the Antelope Valley, guaranteeing their well-being and well being.”

That care consists of collaborations between the medical middle’s personal pediatricians and different pediatric practitioners who can be found 24 hours a day. There may be additionally a “baby life program” that assists youngsters and their households to make sure a toddler’s emotional well-being with age-appropriate play remedy, tales, video games, music and different actions.

In addition to having the one pediatric unit within the Lancaster-Palmdale space, Antelope Valley Medical Heart additionally has the one degree 2 trauma middle and the one degree 3b neonatal intensive care unit that’s able to dealing with most neonatal care apart from main surgical procedures.