Glendale Memorial, Serving the Community for over 85 Years
For over eighty five years, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center has grown along with the community and has evolved into one of the region's premier healthcare providers. On January 13, 1926, Glendale Memorial opened as Physicians and Surgeons Hospital, thanks to six Glendale community members who had a vision to expand healthcare services to the residents of south Glendale. On October 11, 1938, the hospital became incorporated as a non-profit institution. Opening originally with forty-seven beds, the hospital expanded to 110 beds in 1942.
During and after World War II the hospital served a rapidly growing community, including Glendale, the Crescenta-Canada Valley, Burbank, and the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley corridor. In 1957 the hospital expanded to 220 beds, and an intensive care unit was added in 1958.
The Physicians and Surgeons Hospital, which changed its name to Memorial Hospital of Glendale in the 1950s, had grown from its original forty-seven beds to 310 in 1972. The hospital is now an impressive 334-bed facility, expanding over three city blocks. Glendale Memorial Hospital offers primary service lines in heart, cancer, spine and women's health.
In recent years, Glendale Memorial has been recognized for providing area residents with quality healthcare and superior clinical outcomes. Recent recognitions include:
Glendale Memorial has received the Excellence Award by HealthGrades for Cardiac Care, Stroke Care, Women's Health and overall Patient Safety.
2007 - 2011
Glendale Memorial was named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades. Glendale Memorial is the only hospital in the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys to receive this distinction for five years in a row!
2007 - 2009
Glendale Memorial was designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Anthem Blue Cross and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. This special designation is provided to hospitals that provide a full range of cardiac care services, including inpatient cardiac care, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac catheterization and cardiac surgery.
Glendale Memorial received Avatar’s Exceeding Patient Expectations award. This award is given to hospitals that are exceeding expectations at an overall level.
The Glendale Memorial Marcia Ray Breast Center was recognized as an "Outstanding Community Partner" by the San Fernando Valley Unit of the American Cancer Society.
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center was named a national award winner in healthcare service quality for Exemplary Service Most Improved Loyalty and Endorsement 2007 by Avatar International Inc.
The Marcia Ray Breast was designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
Glendale Memorial received a commendation from Los Angeles County for Glendale Memorial's outstanding response to the Metrolink train disaster in January 2005.
Glendale Memorial Hospital received international recognition as a Baby Friendly birth facility, a UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO) designation.