Antelope Valley Medical Middle 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 throughout the summer season as a consequence of her husband’s army profession.
Batish truly took over the submit at the moment, however the hospital solely introduced his appointment earlier this month.
That is Batish’s first administrative submit; 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 Kids’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 fervour for pediatric medication align with our dedication to delivering the best requirements of care to our neighborhood, and (we) are assured together with his management that our pediatric companies will proceed to thrive and develop.”
Antelope Valley Medical Middle’s pediatric unit is the one such facility within the 1,500-square-mile desert service territory lined by the medical middle. The unit has 14 pediatric beds and has the power to double that capability in emergency conditions.
“I’m honored to be a part of AVMC, and I stay up for working with a proficient and constant crew of healthcare professionals,” Batish mentioned within the announcement. “My purpose is to offer the absolute best care to youngsters within the Antelope Valley, making certain 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 baby’s emotional well-being with age-appropriate play remedy, tales, video games, music and different actions.
Apart from having the one pediatric unit within the Lancaster-Palmdale space, Antelope Valley Medical Middle 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.