GAMC is proud to provide the community with many programs and services that improve health status and quality of life, address health problems of the poor and other vulnerable populations, and contain community health care costs. GAMC has met these goals through many of the following:
Treating more than 19,000 inpatients (incl. Acute, Psych, and Rehab admits). Another 42,729 were seen in the Emergency Department, over 265,000 as outpatient visits and 20,635 as home care visits.
Partnering with the Downtown Glendale Merchants Association to organize the annual Glendale News-Press Downtown Dash, a 5k run/walk that has raised over $400,000 to expand stroke services in our communities.
Assisting children and families with free or low cost health insurance through the Glendale Adventist Children’s Health outreach Initiative (CHOI). From July 2010 through June 2011, 5,716 families consulted with CHOI. Since 2003, CHOI has helped enroll nearly 14,400 individuals.
Donating nearly $200,000 to other civic and charitable organizations in Glendale and surrounding communities
Raising awareness for breast cancer and local treatment options through an October “Stop & Think Pink!” campaign, followed by “Movember,” a campaign to raise awareness for men’s health by encouraging men to grow mustaches during the month of November.
- Providing over 41,000 people with access to health screenings, support groups and health education classes.
Our community outreach services and programs help address the needs of people in our community who may otherwise not receive help. Listed below are a few of the outreach services and programs we offer and support.
Sponsored HEALTHline, a weekly cable TV show that has aired over 100 episodes, featuring physicians, community leaders, and other institutes to address both general health topics as well as specific community health issues.
Live Well Senior Program
Created the Live Well Senior Program, with free and low cost membership-based options to help individuals ages 55 and above navigate the healthcare system by providing access to health information, resources, and wellness and prevention programs.
Glendale Healthy Kids
A community-based collaborative relationship among health care providers throughout Glendale, Healthy Kids provides free medical and dental care, therapy and other health services to children of families unable to afford health care. More than 150 health care providers donate hours of free service to this program. Click here to visit their Web site.
Glendale Adventist facilitated this organization's development in northeast Los Angeles, where 50 percent of students never graduate from high school and 50 percent of pregnancies are among teenagers. CINCO offers hope for the future through technology training programs, in cooperation with the local school district and social service agencies. Click here to visit their Web site.
For more information about any of our community programs, please contact Community Services at 818-409-8547.