Doesn't matter, though. The community has a whole year to
celebrate a hospital that has become a major part of Glendale since
the Seventh-day Adventist Church opened the facility as the Glendale
Sanitarium in 1905.
The fun will officially begin Sunday when Glendale Adventist
invites the public to the Glendale Galleria to share a cupcake tower
made of 2,148 of the goodies that will be 10 feet tall and 10 feet
The Guinness Book of World Records officials have been invited to
certify it's the world's biggest cupcake.
Again, that's not what matters most.
What does matter is a major Glendale institution is not only
celebrating its past, but looking to the future with a massive
expansion that has already begun and is expected to be done by 2007.
The hospital is growing fast. Glendale Adventist cares for 80 to
100 more patients a day than it did four years ago.
The focal point of the expansion is a new patient care tower,
which will be seven stories high. It will feature a larger emergency
department, bigger surgery rooms, a new cardiovascular center and an
intensive care unit.
All of Glendale Adventist's events this year will have some sort
of centennial theme, so there will be plenty of opportunities for you
to help the hospital mark its birthday. For our part we'll make sure
to keep you informed when those events will happen so we can help
them celebrate a momentous occasion.
Happy birthday, Glendale Adventist. Here's hoping for another 100
years of prosperity and growth.