People Making the News

Park receives BA
Seung Park, son of Myung Park and Jae Park of La Crescenta, received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., at its 166th commencement ceremony on May 9.

Wong accepted to MSN
Brian Wong of La Crescenta has been accepted to attend a unique integrative medical care training program in Southern California.

The program is conducted by the Medical Strategic Network (MSN) and “trains medical, dental and nursing students to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients in an ethical, caring, and sensitive manner.”
Wong is a medical student at Loma Linda University and is the son of Steven and Mabel Wong of La Crescenta.

Dean to leave GAMC
Morre Dean, 42, announced his resignation as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC), according to Robert G. Carmen, CEO of Adventist Health and board chair of the Southern California facility. Dean will leave Adventist Health on Aug. 5 to join Centura Health – his former employer – as president and CEO of Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, Colo.

Dean has been at GAMC since November 2006, after spending seven years as the president and CEO at Walla Walla General Hospital in Walla Walla, Wash. During his time at GAMC, the hospital has been named the best hospital in Glendale and voted one of the Best Places to Work in L.A. several years in a row. Dean was named CEO of the year by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce in 2011.

According to Carmen, an executive search to fill Dean’s vacated role is currently underway.

Dean, his wife Katrina and their two children, Tyler and Jillian, will be relocating to the Denver area in August.