For Immediate Release


Amie Boersma

(310) 413-0269

(Gardena, CA – August 1, 2016) – Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Chair Congresswoman Robin Kelly visited Memorial Hospital of Gardena (MHG), a facility of Avanti Hospitals, to see first-hand the impact that MHG has on its patients and community.  During her visit, Congresswoman Kelly toured the hospital and met with leadership, doctors and nurses to gain a better understanding of why the hospital is so successful with hospital delivery and management.

“It was a privilege to host Congresswoman Kelly at Memorial Hospital of Gardena,” said Joel Freedman, Principal of Avanti Hospitals and President of Paladin Healthcare.  “It was a wonderful opportunity to share our pride and commitment toward improving the health of our communities.  Together, we can all impact the future of health care.”

As part of Avanti Hospitals, Memorial Hospital of Gardena is committed to providing affordable, high-quality healthcare services to the community with consistency and compassion.  MHG has been able to improve operational performance and quality of care by driving clinical and administrative efficiencies, as demonstrated by continuous reductions in emergency room wait times, inpatient lengths of stay and the number of patients who left the emergency room without being seen.  Their pragmatic approach to managing hospital operations and addressing the everyday challenges in healthcare is what makes MHG and Avanti Hospitals different.

“I was truly impressed by their model of delivery of healthcare services to vulnerable populations, and believe it’s an example that many hospitals looking to best serve our communities can benefit,” added Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Representative of Illinois’ Second Congressional District, which includes Chicago and its South Suburbs.  As Chair of the Health Braintrust the Congresswoman works to find solutions to address health disparities and improve health outcomes for all Americans.

Representative Kelly is an influential member of many Boards, Committees and House Caucuses.  She serves as the Ranking Member on the House Oversight’s Information Technology Committee, Co-Chair Democratic Budget Working Group, Co-Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Caucus on Black Women and Girls and the aforementioned Health Braintrust.

About Avanti Hospitals

The Avanti Hospitals, LLC system consists of Memorial Hospital of Gardena, Coast Plaza Hospital, East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital, and Community Hospital of Huntington Park.  All four acute care hospitals are located near Los Angeles, California. Avanti’s mission is to provide affordable, high-quality healthcare services to their community with consistency and compassion, which they achieve by focusing on hospitals in underserved areas that will benefit from this strategy. For more information, visit

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