(Victorville, February 9, 2021)

Bamlanivimab is the most recent COVID-19 therapy authorized for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older weighing at least 88lbs with a positive result of SARS-CoV-2 and are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization. Desert Valley Hospital/Medical Group is the only facility in the High Desert to receive this advanced monoclonal antibody.

Since December 1, 2020, Desert Valley has treated dozens of patients, of which have experienced a significant reduction in COVID-19 symptoms within 24-48 hours. The treatment itself takes approximately 3-hours and is administered by intravenous (IV) infusion.

As of recently, high-risk patients were admitted to the hospital in order to qualify for other FDA approved COVID-19 therapies such as Remdesivir; however, with the FDA’s emergency approval of Bamlanivimab, patients are now able to receive treatment outpatient, preventing admission and avoiding the emergency department altogether.

Desert Valley is very excited to lead the way during such challenging times and hopes to create awareness for the community in regards to alternative COVID-19 therapies.

“Jan 6 my husband drove me to Urgent Care with moderate covid symptoms, completely miserable and unable to make any clear decisions on my own. I was promptly greeted by a very caring staff and processed to receive Bamlanivibam infusion. I believe this infusion helped save my life! Within 48hrs my symptoms drastically improved. My care giving team of PA Jen, RN Richard, RN Cindy, Tech Erica, and a Rad Tech whose name escapes me (sorry). The expertise of the pharmacy and the Infusion Center was professional and amazing! I am so grateful to the team and the treatment I received at Desert Valley Hospital.” – Lorraine Cook

‘I recently tested positive for COVID-19 and I was lucky to get this treatment at Desert Valley Hospital as I am 199% that thanks to this treatment I got to recover faster. I like to thank the staff nurses at this facility for making me feel comfortable and for checking up on my every 15 minutes. People shall know about this treatment your faculty is providing to save life’s.

Once again thanks a million and I highly recommend you guys.” Yvette Chavez