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.
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.
April 23, 2009
Volunteers who together gave more than 77,000 hours of time to Glendale Adventist Medical Center were recognized earlier this week at the annual Volunteer Service Awards Luncheon. The 622 volunteers were thanked at the event Tuesday in the hospital’s auditorium, said Liz Mirzaian, director of volunteer and senior resources at the medical center. “It is really one of the ways we show recognition to people who have dedicated their time and service to the medical center,” she said.
January 21, 2008
“Imagine you’re driving at night in rural California, say on your way to Mammoth, and you come across an accident, and the victim needs to get to the nearest hospital,” said Bruce Nelson, community services director at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. “Do you know where the nearest hospital is?” Chances are it’s not too close, Nelson said. And most likely, the closest hospital is a rural facility with limited resources, perhaps with one physician who, late at night, is only on call.
April 30, 2007
After more than three years of construction, Glendale Adventist Medical Center's West Tower was unveiled to the public during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday. Glendale Adventist President Morre Dean and Mayor Ara Najarian cut a red ribbon with an oversized pair of scissors as dozens of visitors cheered and applauded the grand opening of the new building. "This is a showcase for us to promote healing and wellness," Dean said during the ceremony. "We think we have the opportunity to become a beacon of light."
February 2, 2007
GLENDALE — Children who have the misfortune of visiting the new emergency department at Glendale Adventist Medical Center after it opens in April will have a group of ladies to thank for a fun distraction. The Soroptimist International Club of Glendale handed over a $10,000 check to the hospital officials Thursday to help pay for a dedicated children's play room in the hospital's new $118-million Acute Patient Tower. "They needed this facility to be built and it was just fortunate timing that we got it," club President Lou Rhodes said.
September 20, 2007
Sandy Doughty credits her parents for instilling the value of volunteerism. ?As a child, I learned that you get a lot from giving to others,? said Doughty, a Glendale resident. Simple acts of kindness have always been a part of her family?s way of giving to the less fortunate, she said. ?My parents encouraged me to pick out a Christmas gift and give to a needy child in Mexico,? said Doughty, 46. ?I remember leaving suitcases full of clothes for needy cousins.? It was only natural for Doughty to continue what her parents taught her. For more than 20 years, Doughty has served on the Glendale Adventist Medical Center gala committee.
May 26, 2006
June 9 will be a day to focus attention on the issues of cancer survivorship It is the day Glendale Adventist Medical Center will host its annual cancer survivors luncheon, which celebrates life and hope. The event will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 9 in the hospital's main auditorium at 1509 Wilson Terrace. The event will feature Linda Armstrong-Kelly, mother of cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong. In 1996, Lance was diagnosed with Stage 4 testicular cancer.
June 8, 2013
Glendale's three hospitals might be competitors, but they're also looking into a cooperative effort to make sure that no matter where their patients are treated in the community, their information follows them. The Glendale Healthier Community Coalition is looking into the establishment of a health information exchange in Glendale. An exchange is a technical framework that would share patients' electronic medical records among healthcare providers. Bruce Nelson, director of community services at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, said the hospital is surveying the interest levels of coalition members and if interest is there, the planning process would begin.
February 25, 2006
GLENDALE ADVENTIST MEDICAL CENTER Glendale Adventist Medical Center seeks volunteers for Senior Way Finders to help seniors get daily walking exercise. Volunteers will receive free training, uniforms, parking and meals. For more information, call (818) 409-8057. DOCTORS' HOUSE MUSEUM The Glendale Historical Society is seeking volunteer docents at the Doctors' House Museum, at 1601 W. Mountain Ave., Glendale. Volunteer docents sign up to give tours through the Victorian house for two hours once a month.