Source, November 2016

Your Connection to Glendale Adventist Medical Center

NOV 2016

A N A W A R D - W I N N I N G P U B L I C A T I O N

U.S. News & World Report Names GAMC

Glendale Adventist Medical Center has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2016-17 in congestive heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, orthopedics, neurology & neurosurgery, geriatrics, pulmonology and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by U.S. News & World Report . GAMC was regionally ranked as number 24 in California and number 13 in the Los Angeles metro area. “We have made significant strides year after year in patient safety in all areas. Our world-class mission statement to ‘share God’s love with our community’ demands that we provide world-class care to those BEST in 8 Types of Care

who entrust us with their health care needs. To be voted among the best regional hospitals by U.S. News & World Report illustrates our unwavering commitment to those we have served for 111 years,” said Kevin A. Roberts , president/CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center. “Our entire staff including our physicians, nurses, associates and administration have worked hard to keep patient care, safety and outcomes as the focus of our mission.” The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. Congratulations GAMC!



Congestive Heart Failure

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


Hip Replacement

An Attitude of Thankfulness By Alice Parsons Zulli , Chaplain


Knee Replacement


Neurology & Neurosurgery

The absence of thanksgiving in one’s life is a mark of a heart that has grown cold. In the ups and downs of life, we should maintain an attitude of thankfulness to the Lord. For example, when my granddaughter fell at school and broke both arms, we rushed her to the closest hospital. They could not help. The second hospital took X-rays and said they could not help. The third hospital just happened to have a pediatric hand surgeon in the emergency room. Even though the experience was very stressful, we were thankful that someone was available to help my granddaughter! Philippians 4:6 reminds us, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” This Thanksgiving, remember to be thankful!

A Teacher to All: GAMC’s Neuroscience Institute Guides Hospitals to Designation

As a leader in stroke care and a top neuroscience institute, GAMC was selected to share best practices on becoming the first hospital in California to receive certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV GL Healthcare. Representatives and physicians from various hospitals and health care networks gathered at GAMC for The Stroke Center of Excellence tour sponsored by Active Communications International. The tour, led by Lance Lee , MD, medical director, Neuroscience Institute and Stroke Coordinator Michelle Jocson , DNP, CNRN, targeted

how to plan and develop comprehensive stroke centers and programs from the ground up to deliver effective, high quality care. “We are extremely proud that GAMC is able to be a leader in the implementation of advanced stroke care processes,” said Michelle. Representatives were guided through key departments in the stroke care processes, starting with the emergency department, then on to radiology, cath lab, and ending with the surgical intensive care unit/neuro telemetry unit and rehab gym with GAMC staff educating and teaching along the way.

A High Performing Hospital

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