Antelope Valley Hospital In January of 2019 Edward Mirzabegian became chief executive – again – of Antelope Valley Hospital. He had held that position from 2007-2013, during which time which Mirzabegian greatly improved the hospital’s financial standing. Between engagements with the hospital, he was chief executive of Avanti Hospitals Healthcare System in southeastern Los Angeles, among other posts. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and speaks on health care and hospital leadership issues. Additionally, he serves on the boards of more than a dozen professional and community organizations. ALMA MATER: University of Illinois at Chicago and University of St. Francis. BEST ADVICE: It was someone telling me to “slow down.” I’m quick to move on things. I have to stop myself sometimes. FAVORITE BOOK: “Jack: Straight From the Gut” by Jack Welch. BUCKET LIST: Our hospital expansion and bringing new and innovative programs to the hospital.