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Blessed be the waters at Glendale Adventist Medical Center

March 14, 2013|By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com
  • Mark Reel and Evelyn Sullivan point out features of the "Living Waters" waterfall at its dedication ceremony at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Reel and Sullivan work for Abbott Construction in Arcadia, the company that oversaw the construction of the waterfall in the lobby of the West Tower of the hospital.
Mark Reel and Evelyn Sullivan point out features of the… (Tim Berger / Staff…)

A new water feature at Glendale Adventist Medical Center was blessed by Archbishop Hovan DerDerian of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America on Thursday.

Most of the funding for the new water feature came from J.R. Abbott Construction, which built the hospital's west tower, completed in 2007.

PHOTOS: 'Living Waters' waterfall dedication at Glendale Adventist

The feature, called “Living Waters,” creates a calming, comforting and healing environment and is designed to help patients and visitors during stressful times, according to hospital officials.

A plaque on the water feature dedicates it to Val Devitt, who was construction manager on the west tower project. The tower was his final project before he retired. He passed away last year.

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