Glendale Adventist Medical Center - Adventist Health
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Emergency Department

The Emergency Department at Glendale Adventist Medical Center is a comprehensive service that is well equipped to meet any medical crisis, large or small. Emergency staff is specially trained to respond to ambulance drivers so that care can begin before the patient reaches the Emergency Department. All of the department's physicians are Board Certified in Emergency Medicine with at least one physician on duty at all times and two present during peak hours. Glendale Adventist is an approved provider of emergency treatment for pediatric patients (EDAP).  

Emergency Department
Emergency beds are designated for specific types of emergencies, including stroke, cardiac, OB/GYN, orthopedic, pediatric and ear, eye, nose and throat. All nurses in Glendale Adventist's Emergency Department receive training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), pediatric ACLS and/or the Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC).

  • 36-beds provide care to about 120 patients per day, with 20 percent pediatric visits
  • 8-bed FastTrack (urgent care) averaging 25 patients a day
  • 20-25 patients brought by ambulance each day
  • Home of an EMS base station with 500 calls a month with MICNs providing 24/7 coverage for the city of Glendale and surrounding communities.
  • STEMI Receiving Center treating 10 patients per month
  • EDAP certified for providing emergent pediatric services
  • Certified by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center

Outstanding Accomplishments

Advanced Primary Stroke Center
As a Joint Commission-certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, the Glendale Adventist Emergency Department is staffed by physicians, nurses and staff 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, seven days a week to immediately evaluate any patient who may have had a stroke. With faster service to deal with stroke, Glendale Adventist can offer the best possible outcome for those who've had a stroke.

Timely Cardiac Care
Cardiac treatment in the Emergency Department follows the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology treatment guidelines. We are one of the leading designated STEMI Receiving Centers in Los Angeles, meaning that we are specially equipped and staffed to treat heart attack patients quickly. In addition, the hospital is a pioneer in Los Angeles County in the deployment of 12-lead EKGs in the field. The ED's dedicated cardiologist call team has the fastest response time in the city.