Hospital updates

Keeping you connected with us

Some of the Foundation’s upcoming events have been postponed. We will update you as soon as further details are known. We have decided to publish this edition of The Difference magazine in digital form, instead of printing and mailing.

The Difference Magazine

CLICK HERE to download complete Spring-Summer 2020 issue

Join Us for Light Up a Life

Light Up A Life is an annual tradition celebrated throughout the United States to increase awareness and support of hospice care. The tree lighting ceremony is a meaningful way to honor those we love and those who have passed on. This event is open to everyone.

This year, because of health regulations related to COVID-19, our event will be virtual. And because COVID-19 has had such a dramatic impact for those of us who have had friends or loved ones with the disease, perhaps this year will be even more memorable. Learn more about how you can attend the free virtual event or participate in the tribute program.

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Our Visitor Policy Has Changed!

Our visitation guidelines have changed effective Nov. 3, 2020. Los Angeles County’s current positivity rate is in the Purple Tier, sometimes referred to as Tier 1. Due to this elevated rate of increase, the California Department of Public Health has issued the following guidance:

No visitation is permitted with the following exceptions:

  • Hospice/End-of-Life Care: One visitor at a time
  • Pediatrics: One visitor per patient stay
  • OB Unit: One visitor per patient stay
  • NICU: One visitor per stay

These visitation guidelines are subject to change at any time to protect the safety of our patients, visitors, and caregivers.

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La Canada High School Raises $25,000 for Armenia

Students from La Canada High School visited to present $25,000 they raised for our Foundation’s Armenia Relief Fund. Students received heartfelt thanks from President Alice Issai and Foundation President Irene Bourdon, along with certificates of appreciation for their hard work.

We continue to work to address urgent needs in Armenia, which is in crisis as warring factions battle in the region. If you’d like to contribute, click here.

Thank you to all the students for stepping up at this critical time.

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37th Annual Golf Classic Postponed

Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts and the business disruption that COVID continues to effect on our health care partners and physicians, we have decided to postpone this year’s Golf Classic, originally scheduled for October 26, 2020.

We are pleased to announce that next year, our Golf Classic will be hosted at the prestigious Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank. We will follow our traditional format that has marked our Golf Classic as one of the most distinguished golf tournaments in the region.

Make sure to mark your calendars now for this exciting event.

Monday, September 20, 2021
Lakeside Golf Club
Burbank, CA

Despite this turn of events, we hope that you will still consider donating to the cause that this year’s Golf Classic would have helped fund—a CT scanner for our emergency room. This project will enable our physicians and medical teams to diagnose and treat strokes and other time-urgent conditions faster. Your support is needed, now more than ever. Simply click here to make your contribution, with our deepest appreciation.

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Help Support Armenia at a Critical Time

So many of our associates and neighbors have ties to Armenia; we recognize the heartbreaking conflict in the region is personal to you. We’re deeply committed to Armenia through our annual medical mission to the region. This week, we would have been there were it not for the COVID pandemic.

The people of Armenia need our help. Please join us in making a contribution which will help us purchase and send surgical, medical, trauma and burn supplies and medications to the affected region. Time is of the essence; we need to raise funds this week to deliver these supplies and resources as quickly as possible. This is a time to give generously because lives are at stake. Click here to learn more and donate now.

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How Should Your Cloth Face Mask Be Washed?

Thanks to COVID-19, most of us have gotten used to wearing a mask when we’re out and about. Along with social distancing, handwashing and other safety measures, masking up is one of the best things we can do to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Just like any other wearable item, your cloth face mask will need to be washed on a regular basis. Learn the best ways to clean your mask here.

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An Open Letter to Our Community

Adventist Health Glendale Hospital has always been a place of competent, caring and high-quality care. We’ve been serving this community for 115 years and are ranked in the top 10% among hospitals in the region, according to US News & World Report.

It’s the result of our culture that is committed to excellence and our continuous drive to be better to live out our mission to inspire health, wholeness and hope to the community we serve. We are fortunate to not only have terrific health care professionals here, but also consistent support as part of an integrated health system.

We take great pride in the clear communications and planning that has allowed us to embrace the profession’s best practices and cutting-edge, top-of-the-line care. This level of care is now more important to our well-being than ever.

Our value has been proven over and over during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were better able to be prepared by learning important lessons in real time from hospitals in other parts of the country that were hit with the coronavirus first. From the start, physicians from multiple specialties have worked closely together and with hospital administration on each and every case to ensure the best care. We were effective in our readiness efforts by securing adequate supplies of personal protective equipment and pharmaceutical supplies. Obtaining these resources, during a time of great demand, allowed us all the safety needed to provide excellent care for our patients.

Adventist Health Glendale is, in our view, a hidden gem of a hospital in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. That’s why we want the community to be aware of our record and our continuous commitment to a level of patient care that never compromises.

With news of new infection spikes, and more anticipated on the horizon, we want to be clear about Adventist Health Glendale’s proven role as a guardian of public health and a place where patients can feel safe and secure whether they are facing COVID-19 or any other complex medical need.

We want to remind our community that in this time of a public health crisis, it is vital that you take care of yourself. If you need medical attention, don’t delay or hesitate to visit the hospital. The earlier you are cared for, the fewer the complications and the quicker your recovery.

The value we place on patient safety and positive outcomes is number one. We want you to know that Adventist Health Glendale is here for you. At a time of great challenges and uncertainty, please know that we are prepared to take care of you and your family. We believe we are made for more. More kindness, more support, more hope.

Thank you for your continued trust as we care for this community during extraordinary times, with the same unwavering commitment to quality care that we’ve had since our founding in 1905.

  • Arash Alborzi, MD
  • Romic Eskandarian, PharmD
  • Sylvia Kotikian, MD
  • Elizabeth Maslow, MD
  • Saeid Safaee, MD
  • Shant Shirvanian, MD
  • Leo Shum, MD

Learn more in the video below.

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Caring for a Loved One with COVID-19

In mild cases of COVID-19, patients can recover from the virus at home. If your loved one has been diagnosed with coronavirus, learn what you can do to help, while keeping yourself and other family members safe.

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Send a Prayer to Your Loved One

At Adventist Health Glendale, we acknowledge the role that spiritual and emotional support have in contributing to health and healing. Click this link to to send your loved one a prayer or some words of encouragement and our Spiritual Care Team will personally deliver your message of support.

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Staying Safe When Going Out During COVID-19

How can we stay safe when we need to run errands or go to work? Follow these tips for going out during and post-COVID-19. Learn more…

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Is It Safe to Go To the Hospital During COVID-19?

During the pandemic, you may be wondering if it’s still safe to go to the hospital. Although social distancing is important, you should never delay care when an emergency happens. Learn how we’re keeping our hospital rooms clean and safe for when you need us.

Maintaining a safe environment for you

During a pandemic, is it still safe to go to the hospital? Although #SocialDistancing is important, you should never delay care when an emergency happens. Learn how we’re keeping our hospital rooms clean and safe for when you need us. #Togetherinspired #COVID19

Posted by Adventist Health on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Impact AHGL Foundation Today and Tomorrow

Interested in planned giving/estate planning with the AHGL Foundation? Get started here: https://ah.giftlegacy.com/.

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Symptom Checker

Did you know that you can access COVID-19 advice by using the symptom checker on AdventistHealthGlendale.org? Once you arrive at our website, click the chat icon in the lower right to ask questions and learn more about COVID-19.

Adventist Health Coronavirus Preparedness

For more on COVID-19 symptoms, treatment, and hospital preparedness, please visit the hospital’s main coronavirus preparedness page.

Adventist Health has established an advice line to provide information about coronavirus. This advice line is staffed by associates and clinicians to answer your questions about coronavirus or concerns about visiting an Adventist Health clinic or hospital. You can reach this special coronavirus advice line by calling 844-542-8840. The advice line is available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday.

Clinical Advisory Team

Adventist Health Glendale has formed a council of medical expertise, comprised of physicians with backgrounds in infectious disease and pulmonary medicine. This team meets seven days a week, and their role is to apply current recommendations and make decisions on appropriate use of the limited treatment options available for COVID-19. Our experts are closely following and analyzing updates on this outbreak. Led by Dr. Saeid Safaee, this panel includes Dr. Arash Alborzi, Dr. Sylvia Kotikian, Dr. Elizabeth Maslow, Dr. Shant Shirvanian, Dr. Leo Shum and Romic Eskandarian PharmD.

Virtual Visits

As part of our efforts to keep our community members safe and healthy, Adventist Health is now offering virtual doctor’s visits. Using a smartphone, tablet or computer, you may be able to connect with your Adventist Health provider from the comfort and safety of your own home. Please call your doctor’s office to determine if a virtual visit is right for you or visit our Virtual Visits page on our hospital website for more information.

Emergency Room and Urgent Care

Emergencies happen, even during a pandemic. We want to assure you that our emergency department is safe and prepared to handle emergencies as well as COVID-19 cases. If an emergency arises, please don’t delay care—we are here for you 24/7 and have the resources necessary to care for you and your family. Learn more…

Hospital visitors, classes, and events

  • No visitors will be allowed on hospital units with the exception of OB, pediatric and hospice, which will be limited to only ONE visitor throughout the duration of the patient’s stay, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Patients are encouraged to use FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp or their preferred telephone or video chat application.