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1877

 
Seventh-day Adventist leader Ellen White and Dr. John Harvey Kellogg inspire a nationwide system of health care institutions with the development of the Battle Creek Medical and Surgical Sanitarium in Michigan, a "place where people learn to stay well."


1905

 
Glendale Sanitarium opens in the landmark 75-room Glendale Hotel, purchased from real estate developer Leslie C. Brand.


1906

 
Glendale, "a quiet country village," incorporates as a city with a population of 500.


1924

 
Glendale Sanitarium and Hospital opens its new $1.25 million facility one mile east of the city.


1951

Hospital opens a new clinic to provide low-cost medical care for community members who cannot afford private care.


1973

 
The hospital's first open-heart surgery is performed.


1976

Glendale Adventist opens the community's only neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).


1989

 

 

 

 





PhoneFriend, a free phone line offering companionship and support for children home alone after school, begins taking calls.


1993

 
Hospital opens the Physicians Medical Terrace, responding to the need for convenient, integrated physician and hospital services.


1994

Glendale Adventist brings together the city's hospital, business, educational, government, religious and community leaders in the Glendale Healthier Community Coalition to improve the health of the community.


1996

 
The region's most technologically advanced cardiac catheterization laboratory opens at Glendale Adventist.


1998 

Glendale Adventist receives a score of 96 from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and a "gold star" rating in heart attack care from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.


2002

Glendale Adventist acquires advanced MRI.


2003

Glendale Adventist Medical Center receives a bronze-level award in the 2002 California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE). The hospital is the only health care organization on this year's list of winners.

 
Construction on the new campus expansion project begins with a groundbreaking ceremony.


2004

A state-of-the-art angio suite opens, offering cardiac patients a full range of services.


2005

  
His Holiness Karekin II, highest ranking official of the Armenian Apostolic Church, and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of The Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church, make historic visits to Southern California and GAMC. 


2006

Adventist Health Home Care, including Glendale Adventist is named among Nations Home Care Elite by 2006 HomeCare Elite list compiled by Outcome Concept Systems, Inc.


2007

Glendale Adventist unveils the West Tower - a brand new patient-care tower.


2008

The Joint Commission certifies Glendale Adventist as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, making it the 1st in the San Fernando Valley.