Faced with growing demand and a need to tap markets in surrounding
communities, Glendale Adventist Medical Center is not only revamping
its campus, it is opening care centers outside the city.
In April, Glendale Adventist moved into Burbank at 2211 W.
Magnolia Blvd. The new Occupational Medicine Center has a staff of
four medical workers, including a physician.
The urgent-care facility includes treatment for work-related
injuries and works with local businesses such as local film studios
to expedite injury claims, officials said. The hospital has a similar
facility at 600 S. Glendale Ave.
“But at that location, they are fairly filled to capacity with
patients, up to 50 to 75 a day,” Burbank manager and nurse Judy Colby
In August, construction will begin on the hospital’s New Therapy
and Wellness Center, a $1.4 million, 18,000-square-foot outpatient
pediatric and adult rehabilitation therapy center on property leased
from Westfield Shopping Town. The new facility will be at 2560 W.
Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock.
The center will include basic adult occupational therapy for
injured workers, as well as hand therapy and a special pool with
customized therapeutic features.
It will also include new equipment for athletic training programs
and for seniors. The children’s services will include treatment for
autism, hearing loss and developmental disabilities, officials said.
“There’s always been the desire to build a freestanding adult
rehab facility,” medical center Vice President David Igler said.
The main campus building that houses the pediatric therapy center
was going to be demolished as part of the $100-million renovation
project. With the construction, the pediatric-therapy program needed
to be relocated and leasing the mall property allows its services to
be offered in the same building as the adult occupational ones, Igler
The funding for the nonprofit hospital comes from revenue from
services and philanthropy, Igler said.