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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 Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | 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.
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January 17, 2012
Glendale Adventist Medical Center today will start admitting patients into a new 35,000-square-foot section of the West Tower, a hospital spokeswoman said. The third phase of the tower adds 60 new beds, including two new intensive care units, to the hospital, bringing the total number to 515. That makes Glendale Adventist the largest hospital, in terms of bed count, in the San Fernando Valley, spokeswoman Alicia Gonzalez said in an email. The grand opening was celebrated earlier this month, but the section had to be licensed and certified before accepting patients.
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By Ryan Vaillancourt | September 18, 2007
NORTH GLENDALE ? After four years of construction, Glendale Adventist Medical Center?s new seven-floor West Tower emergency department is finally operational. Glendale Adventist notched final clearance from the California Department of Health Services on Monday to open the $120-million tower, and it will waste no time in putting to use its broad range of new emergency equipment and intensive-care facilities, hospital spokeswoman Alicia Gonzales said. Starting at 6:30 a.m. today, incoming emergency patients will be ushered into a new ground-floor intensive-care unit, and up to three current patients already undergoing surgical intensive care will be transferred from the hospital?
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | July 22, 2011
Glendale Adventist Medical Center this week debuted its new radiology department, part of its massive campus expansion that included a new tower and major tech upgrades. The radiology department houses nuclear medicine, ultrasound, X-ray and other services, including digitial mammography and MRI and CT scans, according to an announcement from the hospital. The department started seeing patients at its new location on the basement floor of the West Tower on Wednesday.
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March 26, 2008
Zarian to highlight hospital?s expansion Glendale Adventist Medical Center executives will appear on the ?Larry Zarian Show? Thursday to discuss the impacts of the hospital?s expansion on the greater Glendale area. Last year, the hospital in northeast Glendale debuted its new seven-story, $120-million tower after four years of construction. The West Tower added 60 beds to its existing stock of 260 and brought with it expanded capacity for new healthcare programs. It was also the most expensive part of a three-phase expansion plan initiated in 1999 to address an anticipated increase in patient demand.
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.
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July 6, 2007
Southern California artists are being sought to provide inspirational, healing and refreshing images for the new West Tower of Glendale Adventist Medical Center. A wide variety of mediums can be submitted including two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork, original art, limited edition prints, giclee prints, mixed media artist, mosaics, wall sculpture, fabric art, collages, and photography. Existing and commissioned artwork will be considered. Art will be placed in the elevator lobbies, corridors, waiting and consultation rooms, patient rooms, examination rooms, and behind the nurses' reception areas.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | 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.
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January 17, 2012
Glendale Adventist Medical Center today will start admitting patients into a new 35,000-square-foot section of the West Tower, a hospital spokeswoman said. The third phase of the tower adds 60 new beds, including two new intensive care units, to the hospital, bringing the total number to 515. That makes Glendale Adventist the largest hospital, in terms of bed count, in the San Fernando Valley, spokeswoman Alicia Gonzalez said in an email. The grand opening was celebrated earlier this month, but the section had to be licensed and certified before accepting patients.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | July 22, 2011
Glendale Adventist Medical Center this week debuted its new radiology department, part of its massive campus expansion that included a new tower and major tech upgrades. The radiology department houses nuclear medicine, ultrasound, X-ray and other services, including digitial mammography and MRI and CT scans, according to an announcement from the hospital. The department started seeing patients at its new location on the basement floor of the West Tower on Wednesday.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | September 15, 2010
They have a new way of walking at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. This week a new, second-story bridge connecting different wings at the hospital opened, providing a fast route for employees, patients and visitors to navigate the campus. "I think it's great," Glendale Adventist administrative assistant Fiora Murphy said. "It's much shorter. " Murphy admitted she got lost the first time she tried to take the new shortcuts — one an indoor bridge between the east tower and the west tower and the other an outdoor walkway from the main pavilion to the west tower.
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By BILL KISLIUK, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | July 24, 2010
Aftershocks from the Northridge earthquake of 1994 are still being felt by local hospitals, which are spending millions of dollars to meet seismic standards deadlines enacted just five weeks after the destructive temblor. Glendale Adventist Medical Center estimates it will spend roughly $240 million — most of that in the form of a new tower — to meet standards state legislators set in February 1994, with deadlines of 2013 for hospitals to ensure higher levels of safety for buildings housing patients.
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September 8, 2008
The Healthcare Foundation at Glendale Adventist Medical Center will host the ?25th Anniversary Golf Classic? with the early flight at 7:30 a.m. and midday flight at 12:30 p.m. at Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale. Proceeds will go to raise money for a new multi-slice CT scanner for the hospital?s new West Tower at 1509 Wilson Terrace. For more information, call (818) 409-8055 or visit www.GlendaleAdventist.com. ? Glendale Healthier Community Coalition is accepting nominations for the Tom Miller Awards in three categories ?
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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.
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By Jason Wells | June 11, 2008
Officials at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, having capped their $10-million capital fundraising campaign this week, are already starting on a new $2.5-million drive in what has been a perpetual state of fundraising to support a complete campus reconstruction. The new seven-floor, $120-million West Tower opened in September, and was supported in part by a $10-million fundraising drive through the hospital’s Healthcare Foundation. A $400,000 grant from the Weingart Foundation, announced on Monday, capped that campaign, but fundraising has started anew to support the master construction plan for the campus at 1509 Wilson Terrace.
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By Chris Wiebe | April 16, 2008
In the Emergency Room at Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Tuesday, Justin Yi, 5, and 4-year-olds Lauren Calvario and Andrew Doughty conducted an important clinical trial. Hospital officials tapped their expertise for the unveiling of two Disney-themed murals installed in patient rooms that were designed to allay the fears that often come with a child’s urgent trip to the hospital. Judging from the looks on their faces, the murals were a hit, as the three eagerly identified the characters in the mural depicting Disney’s “Finding Nemo,” as if greeting old friends.
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March 26, 2008
Zarian to highlight hospital?s expansion Glendale Adventist Medical Center executives will appear on the ?Larry Zarian Show? Thursday to discuss the impacts of the hospital?s expansion on the greater Glendale area. Last year, the hospital in northeast Glendale debuted its new seven-story, $120-million tower after four years of construction. The West Tower added 60 beds to its existing stock of 260 and brought with it expanded capacity for new healthcare programs. It was also the most expensive part of a three-phase expansion plan initiated in 1999 to address an anticipated increase in patient demand.
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