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GAMC to Celebrate 110 Years at Ecumenical Service


GLENDALE, CA – The annual ecumenical service, held at 7PM on Tuesday, December 2, at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral, will be dedicated to Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) in celebration of the hospital’s upcoming 110th anniversary next year.

The Ecumenical service and ceremony will include many Christian denominations and will focus on prayer, faith-building and unity of purpose.  The ecumenical service, an established tradition of the Western Diocese, is an interdenominational initiative aimed at greater Christian interfaith dialogue.  

His Eminence Archbishop Hovan Derderian of St. Leon Armenian Cathedral will preside over the special event honoring the hospital for its service to the community since 1905. The hospital works diligently to infuse daily activities with its mission. 

“We value human dignity and individuality of patients, their families, our employees and our physicians, excellence in clinical care, medical technology and service quality,” said Kevin A. Roberts, president and CEO, Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

“In years to come, the Glendale Sanitarium and hospital will be in the middle of a great residential section as populous as all of Glendale today, and yet it will be forever on a hill; peaceful, serene, an institution of service and mercy to a fast-moving world below,” said GAMC Administrator C.E. Kimlin, when he was speaking at a dedication service, March 24, 1924.  

“Inspired by that same spirit, today we continue to blend powerful, technologically advanced medical science with compassion and a Christ-centered approach when treating our patients. We want to spread the word about the link between health, lifestyle decisions and the healing ministry of Jesus. Sharing God’s love with our community by providing healing and wellness for the whole person will never change,” said Roberts. 

The hospital’s mission, and that of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has been to improve the health of the communities being served. 

When: Tuesday, December 2

Time: 7 PM

Where: St. Leon Armenian Cathedral 
3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91504