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September 11, 2003
Ryan Carter Children playing in the waiting room and shorter wait times are what Verdugo Hills Hospital officials envision for their newly expanded emergency department. It was christened Wednesday in a continuing effort to catch up with increasing patient volume. The emergency room's face-lift cost $1.3 million, paid from private funds raised by the hospital's foundation. The department goes from seven to 12 treatment rooms and has a larger waiting room with a special area for children.
NEWS
September 20, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- An orthopedic surgeon who has delved into businesses like banking and on the Internet will be honored as Humanitarian of the Year by Verdugo Hills Hospital. Stephen Liu, raised Taiwan, was selected for the award based upon his contributions to orthopedic surgery -- through teaching at UCLA and other universities -- and his work as chairman of the Pacific Art and Wellness Foundation that promotes art and children's health in the area's Asian community, officials said.
NEWS
April 2, 2005
Rima Shah Frances Hunter was hesitant to go to Verdugo Hills Hospital Wednesday morning when her mother had to be taken to the emergency room with a critical heart ailment. But when she did arrive, the presence of Bernadette Sallas made her feel more at ease. Sallas, the newly hired patient ambassador, was there to ensure that her mother was comfortable, and that Hunter had coffee and all the answers she might need about her mother's progress as she was treated inside.
FEATURES
September 22, 2007
Glendale Adventist Medical Center is looking for volunteers for the new West Tower, which is scheduled to open in September. Volunteers are needed to help patients find their way around the medical center campus. They will provide visitor assistance at an information, unit reception or waiting room desk and provide refreshments and snacks to waiting families via a rolling coffee/beverage cart. Volunteers receive meals and complimentary pedometers to help them achieve daily walking goals.
NEWS
By: Tania Chatila | September 6, 2005
It was a typical Monday at the Glendale Adventist Medical Center Emergency Department -- busy and hectic. Despite the holiday, by lunchtime the emergency room was already full, but a visit not typical of a Monday made this year's Labor Day one to remember. To their surprise, the hospital emergency room staff was delivered a hearty Italian lunch, care of Glendale's Olive Garden restaurant. "We're recognizing the people in the community working on Labor Day," said Leonard Collins, the restaurant's general manager.
NEWS
February 10, 2006
Leo Berkenbile, M.D., medical director for Verdugo Hills Hospital's emergency department, has been elected as the hospital's new chief of medical staff for 2006 and 2007. A member of the medical staff since 1977, Berkenbile has been instrumental in many changes at the hospital, including the expansion of the emergency department in 2003. In his new role, Berkenbile will direct the hospital's credentialing and peer review processes and oversee the hospital's Medical Staff Executive Committee, which manages the hospital's quality of care and serves as a liaison between the hospital's governing board and the medical staff.
NEWS
By Tracey Laity | March 16, 2006
GLENDALE ? Patients recovering from surgery can rest easy knowing that Verdugo Hills Hospital has opened a second acute-care unit, enabling them to recuperate at leisure without holding up bed space for other patients. The 24-bed unit on the fourth floor, once used to cater to patients needing long-term care, was completely overhauled in September and opened to the public at the beginning of March, said new clinical director Dr. Toon Prasertsit. Prasertsit, who was overseeing the care of eight patients in the unit on Wednesday, said it has helped ease the pressure of increasing demands on the emergency room.
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By Zain Shauk | February 2, 2010
Urgent-care facilities in Glendale and Burbank are trying to draw on the growing totals of patients who don’t have health insurance and end up pursuing routine treatments at already strained hospital emergency rooms. The facilities provide treatments for minor fractures, colds, infections and other maladies that might otherwise be dealt with in a doctor’s office. But they don’t require appointments and offer extended hours to be comparable substitutes for emergency rooms, providers said.
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FEATURES
By JJ Yang | August 28, 2008
Sandra Schultz is active in improving the lives of disadvantaged women at home and around the world. For 23 years, she has staked a presence in the Glendale chapter of Soroptimist International, a worldwide volunteer organization composed of 95,000 professional women helping the lives of disadvantaged women in 120 countries and territories, she said. Her involvement is both local and international, including activity in local fundraisers such as “Bras for a Cause,” and trips to China and Rwanda to help women develop practical skill sets.
FEATURES
September 22, 2007
Glendale Adventist Medical Center is looking for volunteers for the new West Tower, which is scheduled to open in September. Volunteers are needed to help patients find their way around the medical center campus. They will provide visitor assistance at an information, unit reception or waiting room desk and provide refreshments and snacks to waiting families via a rolling coffee/beverage cart. Volunteers receive meals and complimentary pedometers to help them achieve daily walking goals.
NEWS
By Robert S. Hong | March 6, 2007
GLENDALE — As construction wraps up on Glendale Adventist Medical Center's new west tower, the finishing touches are being put on a facility that aims to focus on efficiency, expediency and expansion, officials say. Scheduled to open in early May, the 190,000-square-foot building will boast 60 new patient beds, a new emergency department, two magnetic resonance imaging systems and four catheterization laboratories, as well as many other...
LOCAL
September 1, 2006
With just a few weeks to go until the Women's Council of Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation hosts The Main Event on Saturday, Oct. 21, organizers have been delighted with the level of support from the community. The hospital's annual benefit, which will take place at the Oakmont Country Club beginning at 6 p.m., includes dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and live entertainment. Titled "Dreams of Fall," the aim of this year's event is to raise money for the hospital's new digital record and image tracking system called ACCESS.
NEWS
By Tracey Laity | March 16, 2006
GLENDALE ? Patients recovering from surgery can rest easy knowing that Verdugo Hills Hospital has opened a second acute-care unit, enabling them to recuperate at leisure without holding up bed space for other patients. The 24-bed unit on the fourth floor, once used to cater to patients needing long-term care, was completely overhauled in September and opened to the public at the beginning of March, said new clinical director Dr. Toon Prasertsit. Prasertsit, who was overseeing the care of eight patients in the unit on Wednesday, said it has helped ease the pressure of increasing demands on the emergency room.
NEWS
February 13, 2006
Leo Berkenbile, M.D., medical director for Verdugo Hills Hospital's emergency department, has been elected as the hospital's new chief of medical staff for 2006 and 2007. A member of the medical staff since 1977, Berkenbile has been instrumental in many changes at the hospital, including the expansion of the emergency department in 2003. In his new role, Berkenbile will direct the hospital's credentialing and peer review processes and oversee the hospital's Medical Staff Executive Committee, which manages the hospital's quality of care and serves as a liaison between the hospital's governing board and the medical staff.
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