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GAMC Healthcare Foundation Receives $150,000 Grant

January 7, 2008

The Healthcare Foundation at Glendale Adventist Medical Center was presented with a $150,000 grant from The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation on December 20, 2007. Funds from the donation will be used on equipment and expansion for the hospital's Emergency Department (ER) in the West Tower.

"This generous gift will assist with the expansion and equipment costs allocated for our new ER," said David Burghart, president of the Healthcare Foundation. "Since it's opening in September 2007, the ER has seen a 15 % increase in patient visits."

Donations like the Ralph M Parsons grant will allow the Emergency Department to have equipment dedicated solely for their use, which will help expedite critical diagnostic tests for patients who need immediate attention.

"Because of this donation, we are able to offer a dedicated X-ray room and CT scanner," said Burghart. "This technology will make an enormous difference in patient care for years to come."

For nearly 30 years, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation has helped Southern California's best non-profit organizations to provide critically needed services to hundreds of thousands of people. This year, the Foundation had a particular interest in helping Emergency Rooms.

GAMC prides itself on providing the most technologically advanced care possible housed in one central location for greater efficiency and patient convenience. Projects like this are made possible by the Healthcare Foundation at GAMC, which supports the work and mission of the hospital through philanthropy.

For more information on this grant or to find out how you can support the mission of the hospital, contact the Healthcare Foundation at (818) 409-8055.

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