City of Hope | Antelope Valley opens its doors on Nov. 18
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Julie Triggs
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City of Hope | Antelope Valley opens its doors on Nov. 18
State-of-the-art facility will bring top-level, comprehensive care to the region’s cancer patients
 
DUARTE, Calif. — Because many cancer patients find it difficult to travel long distances for the care they need, City of Hope — in partnership with Antelope Valley Hospital — will be opening a full-service cancer center in Lancaster on Nov. 18. The brand-new City of Hope | Antelope Valley Cancer and Community Education Center, which will offer a full range of diagnostic and treatment services plus space for conferences and events, will provide Antelope Valley residents with convenient access to City of Hope’s renowned level of care.
 
“City of Hope is proud to provide access to our uniquely compassionate, patient-centered care within the community of Lancaster and Antelope Valley,” said City of Hope President Robert Stone. “The opening of City of Hope | Antelope Valley is an important milestone in our strategic initiative to increase access to our uniquely patient-centered care. With more people than ever impacted by cancer, both patients and their families will benefit from receiving high-quality treatment close to home.”
 
The 56,195-square-foot, two-story facility was designed to offer patients a complete range of cancer services, with spaces for diagnostic and treatment procedures, including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The building also houses office space for physicians and support staff, a conference center and a 172-seat auditorium.
 
“Antelope Valley Hospital is proud to partner with City of Hope on this important milestone,” said Pam Hinson, interim administrator for Antelope Valley Hospital. “Expanding the availability of local cancer care is a great benefit to patients and their families.”
 
The opening of City of Hope | Antelope Valley will provide patients not only with a state-of-the-art hospital building, but also innovative treatment options, including the ability to enroll in City of Hope clinical trials, as well as the medical expertise from one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer care.
 
“We are excited to be able to partner with Antelope Valley Hospital and bring our knowledge and skills to help cancer patients in the area,” said Vijay Trisal, M.D., medical director of community practices for the City of Hope Medical Foundation. “Instead of having to drive hours to and from our Duarte campus, patients can now receive our comprehensive services and leading-edge treatment approaches in their own community.”
 
City of Hope | Antelope Valley is located at 44151 15th St. West in Lancaster, and will hold its grand opening ceremony on Nov. 21.
 
About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org or follow City of Hope on  Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Flickr.
 
About Antelope Valley Hospital
Celebrating more than 50 years of caring for the community, Antelope Valley Hospital, a facility of the Antelope Valley Healthcare District, is a non-profit, 420-bed hospital that was founded in 1955.

The hospital is dedicated to providing quality care and services to everyone in the Antelope Valley.

Antelope Valley Hospital is located at 1600 West Ave. J in Lancaster, Calif. For further information, please visit www.avhospital.org or call 661-949-5000.