Jack Ivie, president of Glendale Memorial Hospital, will retire June 30.
Ivie has worked in health care for 42 years, starting as a licensed physical therapist at St. John’s Hospital in Oxnard. He later worked at clinical and leadership roles at hospitals in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties.
He joined Glendale Memorial in 1980 and became president in 2012. Each of his four children were born at the hospital.
“He has worked ceaselessly to improve the health and well-being of our patients, and he will be remembered with honor,” Dr. Robert Gall, chair of Glendale Memorial Hospital’s board, said in a statement. “Jack’s commitment to Dignity Health’s message of human kindness resulted in increased employee engagement, increased physician satisfaction, and a thoughtful alignment to the Dignity Health mission, by collaborating with others to improve the quality of life in greater Glendale.”