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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
Special District

Antelope Valley Health Care DistrictCandidate for Board of Directors

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Michael P. Rives

Retired Healthcare Administrator
35,357 votes (28.24%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Formal board meetings
  • Audit of healthcare district
  • addition of new members on the finance committee



Profession:retired cancer patient administrator
Haven't served in appointed or elected bodies, Have run for US Congress, State Assembly, LA Community College Board, Lancaster City Council, AV Healthcare District — Elected position (2000–current)
Cancer Program Adminstrator, VA WLA Medical Center (1998–2011)
Retired Healthcare Administrator, VA WLA Medical Center (1998–2011)


Sawyer Business College One year of accounting, accounting (current)
Boston Univ MS Criminal Justice, criminal justice (2006)
CSULA BS, criminal justice (1997)
LA Police Academy Diploma in Police Science, Police Science (1982)
LA City College AA Degree, Government (1970)

Community Activities

Candidate, Lancaster City Council (2018–current)
Rugby Player, USA Rugby (2002–current)
Candidate for AV Healthcare District Board of Directors, AV Healthcare District (2016–2018)
Candidate for AV Healthcare District Board, AV Healthcare District (2014–2014)
Past President, AV Optimist Club (2010–2011)

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We need to have stability and fiscal accountability on the AV Healthcare District Board


The District is sponsoring a general obligation bond in the November 2018 election. I oppose this measure. I believe we have enough money to do what we need to do.

We need to buy our existing debt of 140 million dollars. We need to use our existing resources to improve the ER Dept. We need to have formal meetings of the Board of Directors not meetings like Sunday dinners after church. We need to outreach to the federal government for help in improving the hospital. H.U.D. agency in Washington has wanted to help us twice and we haven't taken an advantage of this help. We need to reach out to the V.A. and see if we, with their help, can have in-patient clinics at AV Hosptial. We need to begin retrofiting the hospital now with what funds we have instead of proposing the property owners foot the bill for another hospital. We need formal board meetings which encourage public participation by the board members and the public. We need an audit to see what expendtiures have been made in the last two years and where we stand fiscally. We can do better in improving the lives of the patients, the staff, and the commuity. Having attended board meetings and finance committee meetings and having run for the board before make me quallified to serve the public. I hope they will give me an opportunity to do so.

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