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MARCH 24, 2011-- Yesterday, the Glendale Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2011 State of the City and Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Glendale. They recognized notable City leaders and partners by honoring them with Achievement Awards for their outstanding contributions to the City of Glendale.
Morre Dean, President and CEO for Glendale Adventist Medical Center was awarded the CEO of the Year Award. He was given the award by Scott Akerley, President of Glen Oaks Escrow and former President of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. In giving the award, Akerley highlighted Dean's insights, sincere leadership and dedication to the employees, physicians and volunteers of Glendale Adventist as well as to the Glendale community.
Other awardees at the event included Portos' Bakery and Cafe (Business of the Year), Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks (Corporate Partner of the Year), Glendale Arts (Organization of the Year), Scott Akerley (President's Award), Johnny Harrison (Man of the Year), and Yasmin Beers (Woman of the Year). More about each winner can be found at GlendaleChamber.com.
This is Dean's fifth year as President and CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center, the largest of Adventist Health's "family" of 17 hospitals each focused on supporting the mission to 'share God's love with the community.'
In accepting the award, Dean inspired the 600 in attendance at the lunch with his words of appreciation to the Glendale Community, his Adventist Health family and his own family.
"I am blessed to work for and with the 3500 employees, physicians and volunteers that make up the Glendale Adventist Medical Center family. Together we create an experience that provides health services for the whole person. As the flagship hospital in Adventist Health, we appreciate the opportunity to serve our communities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I'm honored to be recognized by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce along with the other award winners. There are many heroes in the City of Glendale, I am just one person representing the tireless dedication of many. Thank you." said Dean.
In addition to his many responsibilities stemming from his position as President/CEO of Glendale Adventist, his community involvement is highlighted by the positions he has on the executive committees and boards of the Glendale Chamber and the Glendale YMCA.
Dean was especially proud to be joined at the event by his family -- wife Katrina and children Tyler (14) and Jillian (11) as well as his brother Monte and sister-in-law Heather.