Our Team

team-photoOutpatient Specialists with a Passion for Patients

Our team will do everything possible to make your surgery pleasant and comfortable.

Nurses and Technicians

Our experienced nurses will care for you in all phases of ambulatory surgery: pre-surgery, operating room and recovery. They are skilled in managing all patients and types of cases, and any potential emergencies. Technicians are specially trained to assist physicians.

Business Specialists

Our team is experienced in the business of ambulatory care—from scheduling to insurance matters and financing. We manage the paperwork so you concentrate on your recovery, and will keep the people waiting for you informed about your progress.

Lora Altis-Parkhurst, RN, CBN

LoraAdministrative Director

In Lora’s 25-year healthcare career, she has worked as a staff nurse, project manager, clinical manager and administrator in community based and large metro area hospitals and outpatient surgery centers. She has served the Glendale community and worked closely with its physicians since 2011 as director of the surgery center at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Previously she served several healthcare communities in California and Dallas, TX.

“We meet every patient at their level of need. We treat them as if they are our own family.”
Lora Altis-Parkhurst

Christine Pierce, BA

Christine PierceBusiness Manager

Christine is a healthcare business specialist who has worked closely with physicians and patients in southern California since 1994. Her experience includes managing hospital departments, serving patients as a financial advisor, and developing and marketing outpatient facilities. In 2008, she began her association with Glendale Adventist Medical Center as business and development manager for outpatient surgery. She brings that range of experience, and the spirit that named her Woman of the Year by the National Assn. of Professional Women, to her service at the surgery center.

“In addition to caring for a patient, we understand there is a network of concerned family and friends. We keep these supporters well informed and comfortable throughout the patient’s procedure.”
Christine Pierce