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Antelope Valley Hospital appoints veteran leader Michael Wall as new president, CEO

Wall's appointment comes two weeks after board of directors terminated management agreement with Alecto Healthcare.

Beth Jones Sanborn, Managing Editor

Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California has appointed healthcare veteran Michael Wall has as their new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Wall's appointment comes two weeks after the Antelope Valley Healthcare District board of directors terminated a management agreement with Alecto Healthcare, the system that had been operating the hospital for the past year. Former CEO John Rossfeld, an Alecto employee, was not retained by the hospital board.

Wall's boasts considerable healthcare leadership experience, dating back close to two decades. Most recently, Wall worked as executive director of Head & Neck Associates of Orange County. Before that, he served as president and chief executive officer at St. John's Health Center/John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica.

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Additionally, he served for 12 years as president and CEO at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. While in that role, the hospital was designated by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the "Best Places to Work" in Los Angeles. He lists roles such as CEO at Alameda County Health System in Oakland and at John Muir/Mt. Diablo Health System in Concord among his experience.

Antelope Valley Hospital holds 420 beds and has been serving the community for more than 60 years. AVH provides a full array of medical/surgical services, pediatric treatment, NICU, mental health, cancer care and other services. It is also a Level II trauma center, Accredited Chest Pain Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, and a Certified Community Cancer Center.

Twitter: @BethJSanborn

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