Sam Solakyan Sends a Special Thank You to the Glendale Healthier Community Coalition!

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I would like to take a moment in this blog post to send out a huge thank you to the Glendale Healthier Community Coalition for naming me one of the recipients of this year’s Tom Miller Award. It is a great honor to be given this commendation in memory of a man whose passion and generous spirit made such a great impact on our community.

The GHCC along with Glendale Healthy Kids works tirelessly to improve the quality of our community. They provide low to no-cost healthcare for children and work with businesses and individuals to promote a well-rounded environment focus not only on healthcare, but also education and art. Through its many projects, the GHCC promotes the belief that the health and prosperity of a community depends on the participation of all of its citizens. It seeks to foster a volunteer spirit and to nurture creativity and forward thinking. The GHCC Luncheon on November 7th was held in commemoration of the organization’s 20 years of service to the people of Glendale.

If you are looking for ways to get involved in making our city a healthier place, take a look at the GHCC Facebook page. Give them a Like and keep up with what’s going on! Before I sign off, I would like to say congratulations to my fellow Tom Miller Award recipient, Sylvia Lofftus, founder of the Glendale Community Free Health Clinic. It is a privilege to share this distinction with you.

// Sam Solakyan

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Over the years, Sam Solakyan has maintained a fine balance between his professional and philanthropic endeavors, emphasizing a dual commitment to excellence in the field of healthcare and community stewardship. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Phoenix and a student of M.B.A. at The George Washington University, Mr. Solakyan has spent more than a decade in healthcare, with particular accomplishments in business development. Following three years as director of business development for a chain of imaging centers in Los Angeles, Sam Solakyan founded Glendale-based Global Holdings, which he owns and operates to this day. Since the 2003 formation of Global Holdings, Sam Solakyan has diversified the company’s interests with the addition of subsidiaries Global Healthcare Solutions, Paramount Management Services, Global Pharmaceuticals, and Vital Imaging, now the number-one provider of MRI services in California. Together, these ventures comprise a powerful force in medical imaging, pharmaceuticals, billing and collections, and management consulting, with a broad client base of hospitals and private practices statewide. As a philanthropist, Sam Solakyan regularly gives back to the greater Los Angeles community, notably funding Serve the People, the Family Service Agency of Burbank, the Glendale Police Department, and various schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In addition to these organizations, he sits on the boards of the Drug Enforcement Agency Foundation, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Serve The People, which helps homeless families find food and shelter. Mr. Solakyan also gives to the Armenian Relief Society, the Red Cross, and the Filipino Children’s Fund. To view more information on Sam Solakyan and his charity work, please visit

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