USC-VHH CEO Honored

Keith Hobbs (right) of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, who was honored as CEO of the Year at the annual Glendale Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon, is congratulated by Glendale Mayor Vartan Gharpetian.

Keith Hobbs, the CEO at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, was honored as CEO of the Year at the recent Glendale Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon.
Hobbs, who also serves as a member of the Health System Board at USC, “provides leadership for inpatient, ancillary and allied health facilities by promoting teamwork, fostering efficiency, enhancing communication and establishing clearly defined goals and measurements,” according to an event spokesperson. “In just over a year at the helm at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Keith and his administrative team have had great success in growing the hospital’s clinical infrastructure, patient volume and reputation in the community.”
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Special Blessing at Dignity Health

In commemoration of Good Friday, His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, led a special service and blessing for the patients, staff and community members at Dignity Health — Glendale Memorial Hospital. He also visited the NICU and blessed newborn baby, Sawyer, and mother Laura Wright.

Flintridge Bookstore Celebrates Independent Bookstore Day April 28

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse celebrates Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with activities for all ages. The event includes a reading in conjunction with National Poetry Month and author appearances in conjunction with Earth Day, plus other author signings and special story times with visits from therapy and rescue dogs. The store is also having a book drive for La Cañada Flintridge elementary school libraries. There will be lots of giveaways and a drawing to win a tote bag full of books.
Independent Bookstore Day is a nationwide event created in 2015 to show support for local booksellers and a special time for them to reach out to their communities. Approximately 500 bookstores throughout the country have events planned for this celebration.
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd.

USC-VHH ‘Wine & Canvas Art Night’ is April 25

The USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Women’s Council is celebrating the opening of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with “Calling All Picassos: Wine & Canvas Art Night” on Wednesday, April 25. The event will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. in the hospital’s Council Rooms A and B.
“This important addition to our community hospital has been a labor of love for the Women’s Council, and we want to help make our littlest ones as comfortable as possible,” an event spokesperson said.
Tickets are $50, which includes wine, appetizers, supplies and art instruction from USC-VHH art therapist Julie Shadpa.
To RSVP by April 23, email barbara.jordan@vhh.usc.edu or call (818) 952-2226.

Dignity Health Center Renames Plaza for Donor

Photo courtesy Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital
Wayne Herron, vice president of philanthropy, Glendale Memorial Health Foundation, and Julie Sprengel, senior vice president of operations Dignity Health Southern California and interim chief executive of Glendale Memorial meet with Martha and David Ho of the S.H. Ho Foundation, which donated $2.5 million to the hospital.

Dignity Health — Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center has received a $2.5 million gift from the S.H. Ho Foundation. In honor of the generous contribution, Glendale Memorial Hospital’s Laurel Plaza, located in the center of the campus, will be renamed the S.H. Ho Plaza.
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Pasadena Symphony Plays Rachmaninoff on March 24

The Pasadena Symphony continues its 90th season on Saturday, March 24, with Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” at Ambassador Auditorium with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Music Director David Lockington will open with Alexander Miller’s contemporary overture “Scher” and close with “Enigma Variations of Elgar.” The program centers around a classic Rachmaninoff melody, performed by pianist Andrew von Oeyen. Continue reading “Pasadena Symphony Plays Rachmaninoff on March 24”

Adventist Health Names Physician Hero of the Year

Michelle Jocson, Irene Bourdon and Marion Watson of Adventist Health Glendale honor Dr. Lance Lee.

Dr. Lance Lee was recently named Physician Hero of the Year by Adventist Health Glendale Foundation. He will receive his award at the AHGF Gala on Sunday, April 29. This year’s formal affair includes dinner, a live auction, entertainment and awards presentations.
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