USC-VHH Women’s Council Bingo Fundraiser Feb. 2

The USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Women’s Council will host a “Drag Queen Bingo” fundraiser on Friday evening, Feb. 2, at the La Cañada Thursday Club. The event, which will raise funds to benefit the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at USC-VHH, runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Admission is $50 per person, which includes 10 rounds of bingo, heavy hors d’oeuvers and two drink tickets. Participants will be able to win $100 gift cards during each round.
There will be a silent auction for the shoppers and photo booth for dressing in style. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
For more information, contact to RSVP.

Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Rose Parade Viewing

Photo by Toni LeBel / OUTLOOK

La Cañada Flintridge residents Sandy Slater and Wells Fargo Private Bank Regional Managing Director Kay Wolking are joined by Sally and Steve Mann as they enjoy the 129th annual Rose Parade at the bank’s annual viewing party. The prime location overlooks Colorado Boulevard from Wells Fargo Private Bank’s third-floor offices and terrace.

USC-VHH’s First Baby of 2018

Photo courtesy USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital welcomed Baby Amador as its first arrival in 2018.
The boy was born at 7:34 p.m. on Jan. 1 to Heidi and Oscar Amador, joining stepsister Addison. The baby boy weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

Chevy Chase Country Club: #itsfunhere

Chevy Chase Country Club owners are (from left) Esteban Nazarian, Nick Agakanian and Vatche Kouyoumdjian.

That’s not just a hashtag … it’s Chevy Chase Country Club’s game plan — to maintain a fun atmosphere in a beautifully remodeled Clubhouse. The club provides both golf and social membership options, but its restaurant, bar and lounge are open to the public.
The Club is owned and operated by three friends who put their hearts and talents together to revive the 90-year-old club. On Nov. 18, the three sat down with Ron Nedd of the East Glendale Advice Givers, for an exclusive interview.
This 43-minute intimate conversation, gives a detailed look into their lives, the process they withstood to make it happen, and their vision for an all-inclusive community gathering place. Listen at

Local Man Named Leader of the Year at Memorial Health Foundation

Wayne Herron

La Cañada Flintridge resident Wayne Herron, chief philanthropy officer at Glendale Memorial Health Foundation, is the recipient of this year’s Southern California Association of Healthcare Development Outstanding Leader Award.
Herron has been a professional fundraiser since 1996. During his career, he has worked in education and healthcare, in faith-based and secular environments. He currently serves as chief philanthropy officer for Glendale Memorial Health Foundation at Dignity Health — Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center.
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‘Astronomer’s Dream’ Presented at Caltech

“The Astronomer’s Dream” will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. This program is part of Caltech’s Science Saturday series.
This film is a journey through a computer graphic visualization of space, based on data obtained by NASA satellites.
Anna Ho, a Caltech planetary astronomy graduate student, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.
Tickets are $10 (general admission) and can be purchased at the Caltech Ticket Office, 1200 E. California Blvd., and at the Beckman Auditorium Box Office beginning one hour before the event.
Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave. in Pasadena. For information, call the Caltech Ticket Office at (626) 395-4652.

Taylor’s Welcomes Golden Knights

Elva Gutierrez, Bruce Taylor, Virgil Dinger and Rick Dinger

In what has become an annual tradition, Taylor’s Steak House welcomed the St. Francis Golden Knight football team for dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 25. During the event, St. Francis alumnus Rick Dinger presented Bruce Taylor, owner of Taylor’s Steak House, with a custom designed shirt celebrating the support that the restaurant has given to the team over the years.

Five Stars for Knee and Valve Surgery at Dignity Health

Dignity Health — Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center has been named a 2018 five-star recipient for knee surgery and valve surgery, following this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
These achievements are part of findings by Healthgrades featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.
“It is rewarding to know we are achieving our mission and ensuring we continue to meet the needs of our patients while providing excellent care to all,” stated Julie Sprengel, senior vice president, Operations, Dignity Health SoCal and interim president, Glendale Memorial Hospital.
In addition, the hospital earned five stars for vaginal delivery, C-section delivery and hysterectomy.
“Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large.”
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Roberts Leaving Adventist Health Glendale

Kevin Roberts

Adventist Health Glendale recently announced that current President and CEO Kevin Roberts will be leaving the organization, effective Nov. 3, to pursue other opportunities.
In a memo to employees, physicians, volunteers and board members, Beth Zachary, AHGL Governing Board Chair, wrote, “I want to thank Kevin for his leadership and acknowledge the good work he and his team have accomplished to expand access and improve care for the Glendale community.”
As the board chair, president and CEO of the Adventist Health Southern California Region, Zachary will serve as the interim CEO while the search for a permanent leader is underway. To ensure a smooth transition, Zachary has appointed Terri Day, who has been advising AHGL’s executive team for the past several months, to oversee day-to-day operations. Terri is a well-respected and seasoned health care administrator with an exceptional background in hospital operations.
“Adventist Health Glendale is a terrific hospital with an inspired mission, amazing people and a rich legacy of healing,” Roberts said. “I know that this hospital will continue to thrive and succeed and that its best years are still ahead.”