Our strategy includes focusing on hospitals in underserved areas that will benefit from a new strategy, management team, operational improvement and financial approach. We support improved access and quality of care through our well-developed, comprehensive set of organizational tactics and strategies.
Avanti Hospitals is committed to cooperating with and supporting the long-term needs and objectives of each community we serve. We understand the impact we have on our communities and the potential to improve overall health. We have worked hard to establish a reputation of fairness and credibility in our communities, including strengthening partnerships with local physicians and civic leaders. At each of our hospitals, we seek to implement community support through a variety of initiatives that are specific and important to each individual community.
Giving back to the communities we serve is an important part of our mission. Providing ongoing patient education and community health events helps improve the overall health of our communities. Avanti Hospitals also preserves the legacy of caring for our communities by providing educational scholarships to students who demonstrate the discipline and interest in practicing medicine. For example, East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital has provided annual scholarships to young residents with medical aspirations for over 17 years. In 2011, the scholarship was renamed in memory of Eduardo Alfonso Lopez, M.D., an Avanti Hospitals Emergency Medicine physician, who was a strong advocate for higher education.