You may not remember when Glendale had dirt roads,
or a population of only 500. But we do. In fact, Glendale
Adventist Medical Center is one of the city's oldest
businesses—founded in 1905, a year before Glendale was
incorporated as a city. Back then, we were known as Glendale
Sanitarium, and we occupied the former Glendale Hotel, a
beautiful 75-room Victorian structure on what is now Broadway
Then, our Christian mission of community caring helped form our
far-reaching reputation as a "health resort" of choice. Today,
this same mission continues, stronger than ever.
As people flocked to the Sanitarium for our groundbreaking
wellness programs, many fell in love with Glendale. As the city
grew, we grew right along with it-bringing good health to our
neighbors every step of the way.
Our Approaches To Health Are Still Making News
During a time when doctors prescribed tapeworms for obesity and
tobacco for lung ailments, Glendale Sanitarium took a much
different approach-common sense and wellness. We offered a
healthy diet, exercise, rest and recreation as more effective
alternatives. Our focus was not just on treating the sick, but on
teaching people how to stay healthy.
Over the years, that approach has never changed. We were among
the first to offer stop-smoking classes, and today we offer more
than 50 classes geared to nearly every age and need. We're very
proud to say we've spent nearly a century keeping Glendale
healthy. Although fads persist, today's medical community has
overwhelmingly embraced the very same principles of wellness that
we helped pioneer.
We're Planning For Glendale's Healthy Future
If there's one constant in health care, it's change. One thing
we've learned over our 109-plus years is how to adapt and prepare
for the future. You can take comfort knowing we've been here a
long time, under the same ownership. In fact, we're a part of
Adventist Health, a system
of 19 hospitals---all of whom have long-standing histories in the
communities we serve.
We know that changes in technology, legislation and health care
financing can often make health care confusing and intimidating.
But our commitment to you and our community's health hasn't
changed. It's that commitment that has allowed us to grow from a
75-bed sanitarium to the 515-bed full-service facility we are
today. And it's that commitment that has allowed us to offer
Glendale the latest treatment and wellness options for more than