Adventist Health Glendale
Alice Issai is the first woman to lead Adventist Health Glendale. She began her professional career at the hospital nearly four decades ago as a financial analyst before moving to progressively responsible leadership roles in a number of Southern California healthcare organizations.
Adventist Health Glendale was among the most-impacted hospitals in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under Issai’s leadership, the hospital was able to nearly triple capacity by expanding COVID units beyond the ICU and establish an advisory team of physician experts in infectious disease, intensive care, pulmonology and pharmacology meeting daily to review and assess treatment for every COVID patient in the hospital.
Supply chain was secured early in the pandemic to maintain a consistent flow of protective equipment and other required tools. Regular communication to physicians and associates has kept the staff up to date throughout this dynamic time.