About the Medical Center
Adventist Health Glendale (AHGL) is a 515-bed acute care medical center in Glendale, California providing state-of-the-art comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to Los Angeles County. AHGL is recognized for excellence in advanced surgery, behavioral medicine, emergency care, Heart & Vascular Institute, home health, imaging, minimally invasive surgery, neonatal care, Neuroscience Institute, occupational medicine, oncology, orthopedics, pain management, rehabilitation and women’s services. The medical center offers residency programs in family medicine and pharmacy.
In 2014, AHGL was voted Best Hospital and Best Nurses by Glendale News-Press by Readers' Choice readers. It opened a Heart and Vascular institute, a state-of-the-art medical office and also acquired a Verdugo Hills Medical Associates urgent care and primary care. AHGL was also named number one Top Performer for STEMI Receiving Center with the lowest door-to-balloon time out of 34 Los Angeles County medical centers.
In 2016, the medical center had 22,910 admissions, 2,413 deliveries, 60,011 emergency visits and 292,891 outpatient visits. AHGL is staffed by more than 800 physicians, 2,400 employees and 1,100 volunteers.
The city of Glendale is a thriving community located at the base of the Verdugo Mountains just north of downtown Los Angeles. It is the third largest city in Los Angeles County, covering more than 30 square miles. Its wide, shaded streets and transportation system make getting around convenient and easy. Glendale has the dual benefit of a family-oriented community and the city's international reputation. The urban diversity found in the city presents a number of residential opportunities from which to choose. Public, parochial and independent schools are of the highest quality. The vast majority of campuses in the Glendale Unified School District have been honored for academic excellence by the State of California and/or the U.S. Office of Education. The temperate Southern California climate and close access to beaches, mountains and a wide range of activities make Glendale an ideal community to live and work in.