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March 31, 2004
It was a splashing good time Tuesday at the parking lot of Glendale Adventist Medical Center. With suds, water and sponges all around, about a dozen administrative staff members and managers washed the cars of the hospital's physicians for free as a show of appreciation for their work. At least a couple of Mercedes-Benzes were made shiny again, along with a BMW and other cars, said Tony Yang, hospital communications manager. The event was held to recognize the contributions of the doctors on what hospital officials called "Doctors Day."
By: Fred Ortega | September 26, 2005
A $175-million tax-exempt bond to finance construction at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and other facilities throughout the state will not cost Glendale taxpayers a dime, the city's finance director said Friday. The bond, which the City Council will vote on Tuesday, would be issued by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority, a state agency that provides tax-free financing to private institutions for the development of projects intended to benefit the public.
December 14, 2000
Gary Moskowitz GLENDALE - Barbara Juliette Larsen loved jazz pianists. When she'd put on a 1940s Meade Lux Lewis recording for her daughter, also named Barbara, she'd say "He's the best!" and the little girl would listen. The senior Larsen, 93, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Larsen, a 1987 recipient of the News-Press Woman of Achievement Award, was born Sept. 26, 1907, in Glendale. She lived in Glendale her whole life.
May 4, 2000
Buck Wargo GLENDALE -- The Glendale family of a man who died at Glendale Adventist Medical Center will be going to court to get the city to release the autopsy report as part of the "angel of death" investigation. Woodland Hills attorney Richard Ferko said Wednesday he will file a motion next week in Glendale Superior Court to find out what police investigators know about the death of Elio Palacios, 29, of Glendale. Ferko said Palacios, who died in February 1997, was one of 20 bodies exhumed by Glendale Police over the summer.
January 3, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE -- For almost a month since she was found at a bus stop in La Canada Flintridge, she was a mystery to all who met her. The woman, referred to as Jane Doe in a bulletin released by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Department, was unable to provide authorities with any useful information about her identity. "You can have a conversation with her," Det. Cynthia Gonzales said. "But if you ask her questions about her life she just doesn't remember."
By By Ani Amirkhanian | January 19, 2006
Longtime resident gives back to medical center that has been a large part of her life.Glendale Adventist Medical Center has been a part of Heather Slutsky's life for more than 50 years. Slutsky's husband and parents have had surgeries at the hospital, as did Slutsky herself. Even her son, who is nearing 50, was born there. "There is something about the way this hospital operates," said Slutsky, a Glendale resident. "Everything that has happened to us medically, pretty much it's been here."
By: | September 15, 2005
For a week now, all America has been focused on the after-effects of Hurricane Katrina and how it brought to light the slow response of the government. It is easy to say we are prepared, but how prepared are we when a massive disaster really strikes? It will all boil down to management and communication from the local, state and federal level. We don't have to wait for a Sept. 11 or a Hurricane Katrina to remember that. We have to be prepared with or without a disaster or a massive emergency.
September 1, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Retired nurse Norma White remembers the days before package-wrapped needles, when used needles were sterilized in an autoclave to be reused. White had the opportunity to reminisce about the "old days" of nursing during a retired nurses reunion Saturday at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Thirty-four retired nurses who graduated from the medical center's School of Nursing in the 1950s attended the reunion. Graduates from 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955 attended the event.
December 9, 1999
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May 26, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- Glendale is going gray. That's what age statistics released in the 2000 Census indicate about the city's population. Compared to 1990, the city has become a place with more residents in their 40s and 50s and fewer residents in their 20s and 30s. Where the median age was once 34.3, it is now up to 37.3 The numbers document the gradual graying of the baby boomer population. And though some boomers may be caught off guard by the changes, people who deal with aging in Glendale say they've been preparing for the shift.
By Brittany Levine, | December 30, 2013
While several of Glendale's top employers have downsized since 2006, at least one - Glendale Adventist Medical Center - has added employees. Since 2006, the hospital has jumped its employee base, including full-time and hourly workers, by 21% to 2,424, according to an analysis of data released this month by the city of Glendale in its comprehensive annual financial report. Human resources officials at the hospital attribute the gain to new clinical positions who came along with the addition of new towers in 2007 and 2012.
By Daniel Siegal, | September 18, 2013
City officials have made it easier for Glendale Adventist Medical Center to upgrade or expand its facilities, creating a special zoning overlay for the hospital that officials say better accommodates the unique nature of the facility. The City Council unanimously approved the zone change Tuesday. City planner Laura Stotler explained to the council that the current commercial zoning regulation didn't account for a large, multibuilding campus such as Glendale Adventist. “You might have areas that frankly, are not visible from the public, you might have multiple property lines but all owned by the same owner,” she said.
September 16, 2013
The third-floor wing of the Glendale Adventist Medical Center was evacuated after a chemical spilled in a lab, officials said. No injuries or patients were treated in connection with the incident at the hospital in the 1500 block of Wilson Terrace, said Brandy Villanueva, a Glendale Fire Department spokeswoman. Glendale fire and Hazardous Material crews arrived at the hospital at 11:42 a.m. Monday after receiving reports about a possible chemical spill in one of the hospital's labs, she added.
By Brittany Levine, | September 12, 2013
A federal judge this week green-lighted an anti-smoking advocate's latest 1st Amendment complaint against Councilman Ara Najarian, whom the advocate claims got him fired from Glendale Adventist Medical Center because he spoke out against Najarian's proposal to loosen smoking rules at restaurants . Although the city, representing Najarian, had asked U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee to throw out the complaint, in an order published Tuesday she...
By Mark Kellam, | March 14, 2013
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.
By Ruth Sowby | February 19, 2013
Love was in the air at the luncheon for the Founders Guild of Glendale Adventist Medical Center. The hospital's auditorium was standing room only on Valentine's Day. Upon checking in, every guest received a Swarovski crystal necklace, heart-shaped of course. A silent auction allowed visitors more opportunities to part with their money for charity. Harp music performed by Duquessa McGuffin accompanied a buffet lunch of heart-healthy chicken, rice and kale. Dessert was strictly decadent - red velvet cupcakes.
March 23, 2012
Glendale Adventist Medical Center was one of nine hospitals in California to earn the "Outstanding Achievement Award" from the Commission on Cancer this month. Glendale Adventist -- one of just two hospitals, including the Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, recognized by the commission in the L.A. region -- received the award for its cancer patient services. In a statement, Boris Bagdasarian, director of cancer services at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, said the honor was yet "another eternal endorsement of our commitment to improve the health care of our patients through quality care based on the best medical evidence available.
By Mark Kellam, | November 2, 2011
A tranquil garden area built by a local teenager in honor of her grandmother, a breast cancer survivor, will serve as a cancer treatment refuge for other patients at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Kristine Seuylemezian, a junior at La Cañada High School, built the garden area to earn her Gold Award in the Girl Scouts, but the reward has been about much more than a one-time honor, she said. Kristine said she wanted to create something for people to enjoy for years to come.
By Brittany Levine, | August 5, 2011
Glendale Adventist Medical Center has named an interim chief executive as they search for a permanent replacement for Morre Dean, who left his post Friday to head Parker Adventist Hospital in Colorado. The hospital this week announced that Warren L. Tetz, senior vice-president of operations, will temporarily take over as Glendale Adventist conducts an executive search for a permanent replacement, Tetz has worked at Glendale Adventist, which was founded in 1905, for more than a decade.
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