Farewell parties are becoming far too frequent these days as retirements and promotions thin out the ranks of Glendale’s finest. On July 19 Glendale Arts at the Alex Theatre sponsored the goodbye party for Kim Milstien. Milstien, Glendale Adventist’s Business Development Veep, is leaving to take the reins of Simi Valley Hospital. Milstien assumed her new role as President and Chief Executive Officer on July 25.
Glendale Arts CEO Elissa Glickman played hostess to the guest of honor and those coming to wish her farewell. Among the well-wishers were Glendale Adventist fellow staffers Ramella Markarian, director of physician development; and Kerry Nelson, manager of physician relations. Others included Mercy Velazquez, past president of the Glendale Latino Association. More community supporters and Milstien fans on hand were Monica and Jose Sierra.
Milstien served in Adventist Health’s Central California region before coming to Glendale Adventist Medical Center 11 years ago. Expanding the hospital’s outreach into the community, Milstien developed the hospital’s first hospital-based outpatient clinic. The popular clinic focused on spine and orthopedics.