state of the hospital

(left to right: Wayne Herron, Julie Sprengel, Martha Ho, David Ho)

State of the Hospital

On February 22, 2018, Glendale Memorial's inaugural "State Of The Hospital" address was given by Julie Sprengel, Senior Vice President of Operations for Dignity Health Southern California and Interim President of Glendale Memorial Hospital. The event took place in the newly renovated John Stauffer Auditorium.

In her address, Julie praised the turnaround of the hospital over the last year with both financial and medical metrics showing significant improvement. She also highlighted the new management team that has been at the forefront of the hospital transformation: Chief Operating Officer, Jason Black; Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Wang; Chief Financial Officer, Kora Guoyavatin; Chief Nursing Officer, Ron Yolo and Senior Director of Business Development and Strategy, Maria Vartanian. Ms. Sprengel then provided an update on the search for a new, permanent, hospital President.

Ahead of Ms. Sprengel's address was Wayne Herron, Vice President of Philanthropy, who highlighted the record performance of Glendale Memorial Health Foundation over the past year. Of special note was the announcement of a $2.5 million gift from the S. H. Ho Foundation. The largest gift in Glendale Memorial's history! Representing the S. H. Ho Foundation were David Ho, CEO of Pacific BMW, and his wife Martha Ho.

Kicking off the event, Rev. Cassie McCarty offered a special blessing not only to the gathering and hospital, but also to the John Stauffer Auditorium which recently underwent a $400,000 renovation from funds provided by Glendale Memorial Health Foundation.