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Local Returns as Doctor to Serve Communities of High Desert/Victor Valley & Apple Valley

Thursday, July 17, 2008 General News J E 4
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VICTORVILLE, Calif., July 16 Heritage Victor ValleyMedical Group today announced the appointment of Dr. Rita Miranda ashospitalist for Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group. Dr. Miranda willprovide inpatient physician services for any HVVMG patients admitted to St.Mary Medical Center and Victor Valley Community Hospital.

When Dr. Rita Miranda volunteered as a Candy Striper at St. Mary MedicalCenter in Apple Valley, little did she dream she would return to serve thecommunity in the same hospital where her love of medicine began.

The Charles R. Drew/UCLA School of Medicine grad received herundergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. Dr.Miranda completed her Residency in Internal Medicine and Staff Hospitalist atHarbor-UCLA Medical Center as well as her Internship in Internal Medicine.Dr. Miranda graduated from Apple Valley High School, Class of 1996.

Dr. Miranda has come home to help ensure that patients receive the qualitycare that she believes Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group has a tradition ofproviding. "It's a rare opportunity to work with such a well-respectedmedical group in the first place, but in your hometown is an opportunity thatI could not pass up," Dr. Miranda said.

"Dr. Miranda exemplifies the qualities we look for in physicians who areinvested in our community," stated Marlene Turner, Administrator and ChiefOperating Officer of Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group; "A patient'scomfort with their doctor is vital to understanding their needs and quicklyassessing their treatment."

Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group has been a proud member of theVictorville community for over 12 years. For more information, please visithttp://www.hvvmg.com.

SOURCE Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group
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