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By Brittany Levine, brittnay.levine@latimes.com | 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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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.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | 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.
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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.
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By Alison Kjeldgaard | 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.
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By Ryan Vaillancourt | 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.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | 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."
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By Jason Wells | 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.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | 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.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | 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...
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By Ruth Sowby | April 9, 2014
"Bras might be the most creative, supportive and uplifting invention of all time," said fundraising chair Kathy Lefkovits at Glendale Soroptimists' 11th annual "Bras for a Cause. " Decorating bras for dollars may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it sure was last Saturday. At the Glendale Hilton, there were wall-to-wall bras - all up for silent auction to benefit Glendale's three local hospitals and charities on behalf of women and girls. This year's decorating theme was "Celebrating Women Throughout the Ages.
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April 7, 2014
Los Angeles County Coroner's officials said Monday that the 66-year-old man who died last week during a massage at a Glendale spa still wasn't identified and the cause of death remains pending. The man died Thursday while receiving a massage at a newly opened business in the 500 block of East Broadway in Glendale, police said. He was reportedly lying on his back while getting the massage at about 10:40 p.m. when he suddenly coughed and became unresponsive, Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 4, 2014
A 66-year-old man died Thursday after receiving a massage at a newly opened spa in Glendale, police said. The man was reportedly lying on his back while getting the massage at about 10:40 p.m. at the spa in the 500 block of East Broadway when he suddenly coughed and became unresponsive, Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said. A spa employee said his eyes were closed during the massage, so she initially thought he was sleeping. Glendale fire personnel performed CPR and transported him the Glendale Adventist Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 7, 2014
The doctors and nurses of Glendale Adventist Medical Center were honored by local officials this week for their work in achieving the nation's fifth lowest hospital mortality rate. The rankings, compiled by the trade publication Modern Healthcare, compared monthly data from 2009 to 2012 that focused on people hospitalized for heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia. Adventist's annual mortality rate was 9.03 patients per 1,000, while the national average was 12.89, according to the report.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 15, 2014
A 35-year-old Glendale woman was injured Thursday after a motorist passing alongside her tried to steal her purse and then dragged her beside his vehicle, police said. The woman was taken to Glendale Adventist Medical Center, where she was treated for injuries to her face, hands and knees, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. She reportedly had just parked her car at 5:10 p.m. in the 400 block of Salem Street and began crossing the street, when she noticed another vehicle approaching her. The woman thought the driver wanted to talk to her, so she stopped and waited as he drove up to her, Lightfoot said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 23, 2014
An 18-year-old Tujunga man was slashed Wednesday by a knife-wielding man in Glendale, who police said attacked him for no apparent reason. The victim suffered a minor cut on his right forearm for which he refused treatment, Glendale spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said. However, he later requested to be transported to Glendale Adventist Medical Center to be treated for a headache. The knife-wielding man fled before police arrived on the scene. The victim reportedly didn't know why the man attacked him because he had never seen him before the incident, she said.
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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | January 15, 2014
A longtime resident, retired educator and member of numerous local nonprofit boards has announced her plans to run for City Council, a move that would make her the sole woman in the race. Paula Devine announced her plans this week to fill the seat vacated when Rafi Manoukian was elected city treasurer. She joins Chahe Keuroghelian and Vartan Gharpetian, both of whom stated their intent to run in the June 3 special election late last month. Keuroghelian is, so far, the only unsuccessful candidate from last April's election to decide to run in June.
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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | January 11, 2014
In keeping with its stated mission of inclusion, the Glendale Latino Assn. chose a top city official, one of its own, and a hospital for its top honors. Glendale City Manager Scott Ochoa, Mercy Velazquez, a past president of the organization, and Glendale Adventist Medical Center received nods for the man, woman and business of the year. “It's a tremendous honor for me because the GLA does so many wonderful things in the community,” Ochoa, 42, said. “From awarding scholarships to students allowing them to realize their own potential, to facilitating growth and development among business professionals, to simply being a positive force in the community.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | January 3, 2014
It's said that every time God closes a door, he opens a window. Sophia Reyes experienced that firsthand on New Year's Day when her newborn was the first baby of the new year born in Glendale. “It's a blessing,” she said, adding that her aunt had passed away just the day before. Reyes' son, Solomon Reign Simmons, was born at 6:14 a.m. at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and he was 20 1/2 inches long. Reyes, of Adelato, said her son's original due date was Jan. 6. However, while she was visiting family in Glendale on New Year's Eve, she started experiencing pains.
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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | December 31, 2013
A 74-year-old Glendale woman was struck by a vehicle in a marked crosswalk at Wilson Avenue and Belmont Street on Monday and died later at a hospital, police said. It was the fifth pedestrian-collision fatality in Glendale this year. The woman, identified as Vera Momdjian, was in the crosswalk at about 5 p.m. when she was hit by a Chevrolet Silverado heading northbound and making a westbound turn onto Wilson from Belmont, according to Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
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