If you are currently experiencing a medical emergency,
call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.
The Emergency Department at Glendale Adventist Medical Center is a comprehensive care center that is well equipped to meet any medical crisis, large or small, from bandaging scrapes and bruises to treating cardiac arrest. Our goal is to improve our customer's condition, quickly and comfortably.
Always open - Emergency Department physicians and staff are here to serve you seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If your personal physician is not available, we are here to help.
Dedicated professionals - skilled and compassionate - are on duty seven days a week, 24 hours a day. All physicians and nurses are certified in emergency care. At least one physician is on duty at all times, and two are often present during peak hours.
Triage approach - Our nurses use one-on-one evaluation, known as the triage approach, to determine the severity of each patient's condition as soon as they arrive. This strategy ensures the quickest possible attention for every type of medical need.
Always ready for life-threatening emergencies - As a base station for the City of Glendale and adjacent communities, we coordinate our efforts with qualified paramedics who respond directly to the scene of an emergency. This communication allows us to monitor and begin treatment of a critical patient's condition at the scene (home, workplace, school, car, etc).
To learn more about our ER, watch one of the videos below. The featured video will introduce you to our FastTrack in the ER, which helps patients with minor injuries get in and out fast. After watching the FastTrack video, you can watch a HEALTHline episode featuring Dr. Anthony Cardillo, an ER doctor at Glendale Adventist, as he talks about what to expect when coming to the ER.
Wide Range of Services
Our 36 emergency beds are designated for specific types of emergencies, including:
Ear, eye, nose & throat
Minor emergencies such as cuts, bruises, minor animal bites, minor burns or cold and flu symptoms can usually be treated in about one hour. The service is available seven days a week from noon to midnight. Fast Track is an extension of the Glendale Adventist Emergency Department; services are billed within the same fee structure as that of the Emergency Room.
With all the necessary components of an American Stroke Association and Joint Commission-accredited Stroke Center in place, the Glendale Adventist Emergency Department provides staff and physicians specially trained in the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke. Improved coordination between the hospital and emergency medical services ensures timely transportation to the hospital and an acute stroke team is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to immediately evaluate any patient who may have had a stroke.
Our dedicated Cardiologist Call Team has one of the fastest response times in the city. Any patient with heart attack symptoms---such as chest pain or shortness of breath---receives immediate attention. In addition, we are among the pioneers in Los Angeles County of a revolutionary new system to provide extremely detailed EKGs in the field (home, workplace, and so forth). Cardiac treatment at Glendale Adventist follows the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology treatment guidelines.
The Emergency Department is an approved provider of emergency treatment for pediatric patients (EDAP), as certified by the Los Angeles County Department of Health.
Click here to see a sample designee authorization form.
1509 Wilson Terrace • Glendale, CA 91206 • Tel: 818-409-8000