August 12, 2009
I read, with mounting anger, the commentary of Debi Devens (?A tale of turning from Democrats to a tea party,? Aug. 8). I?ve been following the current debate on health insurance reform for many months, and it was fascinating to read her fairly verbatim talking points in these pages. She is using phrases that I?ve seen repeated over and over on Twitter, television and Facebook. She makes claims that sound like logical refutations of points made by those who favor health-care reform, but she fails to back up any of her arguments with pesky things like facts.
May 17, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE ADVENTIST MEDICAL CENTER -- She has been called a visiting angel, compared to a fine, imported cheese and complimented on everything from her knowledge of medical issues to her ability to improve the morale of her co-workers. Agnes Pagdilao, head nurse of the hospital's Pulmonary/Oncology Unit, was recently elected Nurse of the Year by her peers. The 51-year-old Walnut resident has been working at Glendale Adventist since 1978.
February 24, 2006
Toon Prasertsit, RN, has been named director of the med/surg unit at Verdugo Hills Hospital, effective immediately. Prasertsit has an extensive background in healthcare management and direct patient care. Most recently he was the nurse manager for the Hematology/Oncology Complex at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California (LAC-USC) Medical Center. Prior to that he served as an assistant nurse manager of the LAC-USC infusion center and was a staff nurse for both hematology/oncology and the HIV unit at LAC-USC.
February 16, 2009
Doctors at Vantage Oncology Glendale Radiation Therapy Center are hoping that a set of $1,200 transponders the size of rice grains will put them on the cutting edge of prostate cancer treatment. The tiny, glass-covered devices — used at only one other facility in the Los Angeles area — can be implanted into a patient’s prostate and monitored using a radio receiver and infrared cameras to give doctors an unprecedented, real-time look at the gland, said Linas Kazlauskas, a doctor and medical director at the center.
May 31, 2002
Marshall Allen GLENDALE -- Registered nurses from Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center picketed their hospital Thursday to publicize their demands for better patient-to-nurse ratios, a pension and higher salaries. About a dozen nurses chanted "We're RNs united, we'll never be defeated," and carried signs for their cause at the protest. More participated, organizers said, but they filtered in and out during lunch breaks. The nurses were part of a statewide protest against the Catholic Healthcare West chain, which operates Glendale Memorial.
June 15, 2009
Cancer patient Roobina Ohaniansaki used moldable clay to create delicate and detailed flowers, which she painted and adhered to a canvas. Ohaniansaki’s 3D-style mixed-use artwork left art aficionados in awe at Sunday’s Lilly Oncology on Canvas exhibition at Glendale Memorial Hospital. Her artistic abilities served as healing for her as she went through chemotherapy and treatments for lymphoma, which she has battled for nine years. “This is helping me stop thinking about cancer,” the Glendale resident said.
January 26, 2009
Local physician named to board A Glendale physician was one of nine new members recently added to the board of directors of the California Assn. of Physician Groups, which represents 60,000 doctors statewide. Francesco Frederico, of Lakeside Medical Group, is president and chief executive of Lakeside Healthcare and is a specialist in oncology and hematology. Frederico will serve on a board to help direct the group to advocate on behalf of its member physician groups, which serve 15 million Californians, according to a news release.
May 12, 2006
Ensuring health and safety is top priority for Glendale Adventist Medical Center. In response to that commitment, physicians, nurses and staff members have united to offer the Glendale Adventist Pre-Summer Health Clinic. The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glendale Galleria, JC Penney Court, located at 2148 Glendale Galleria, Glendale. Participants will receive free miniature first aid kits, sunscreen and medication pocket cards at the Pre-Summer Health Clinic.
March 22, 2001
Amber Willard NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Arcadio Escobedo wasn't expecting flowers with his visit to Glendale Adventist Medical Center for cancer treatment. "It's a really nice gesture," he said through a Spanish translator of the bright yellow daffodils he received as part of the American Cancer Society's Gift of Hope program. Wednesday was the first day of the program that allows anonymous donors to contribute money to buy flowers for cancer patients.
July 29, 2011
More than 100 cancer survivors celebrated their victory over cancer at Glendale Memorial Hospital Thursday evening during a patriotic themed event. Each survivor wore a red, white and blue-striped ribbon and enjoyed a meal with friends and family as they were served dinner by hospital oncology staff and volunteers. Maryann Robertson, the supervisor of the Marcia Ray Breast Center who helped establish the annual celebration said it's a time for cancer survivors to come together and inspire those who've been recently diagnosed.