Schiff Secures Funds to Improve Emergency Medical Care in Glendale

Washington, DC – Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) today announced that the House Appropriations Committee passed a measure that includes funds for an emergency room expansion and equipment upgrades at Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC).  The bill is expected to pass the House next week. 

“This funding will benefit everyone in our community ensuring better access to emergency medical care,” Schiff said.  “These resources will allow the Glendale Adventist Medical Center to keep up with the latest advances in medical technology – ultimately providing better medical care to its patients.” 

The funds were included in the Fiscal Year 2007 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill.  GAMC will receive $350,000 to assist in renovations that will double the size of its emergency room and to acquire upgraded medical equipment.  These renovations and upgrades will help address a strain on access to emergency medical care in the region due to the recent closings of hospitals and emergency rooms in the area.  GAMC has partnered with a local Federally Qualified Health Clinic to increase access to healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured population.

Congressman Schiff has introduced a "Kids First" agenda of initiatives to improve education, safety, and health care for our children. He is the co-founder of the Democratic Study Group on National Security and a member of both the House Judiciary and International Relations committees.  He represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.