Former Naval Hospital Commanding Officer Kevin Haws Named COO of Guam Regional Medical City


Guam – Guam Regional Medical City this morning [Monday] announced that former Commanding Officer of Naval Hospital Guam, Kevin Haws, has been named the new Chief Operating Officer of Guam Regional Medical City.

Haws stepped down from Naval Hospital on August 3rd. he was relieved by Capt. Jeff Plummer.

Haws retired from the Navy with the rank of  Capt. immediately following the change of command ceremony. He served in the Navy for 34 years both as an enlisted Sailor and a commissioned officer.  


[ Capt. David Miller, left, and Capt. Kevin Haws, the outgoing and incoming commanding officers of U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, shake hands during a change of command ceremony at the hospital’s auditorium. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Lewis/Released] 

READ the release from Guam Regional Medical City below:

Chief Operating Officer of New Private Hospital Introduced

Guam – 01 October 2012 – The Guam Regional Medical City brings on a new member to its team as the new private hospital in Guam moves forward towards completion. Kevin W. Haws is named the Chief Operating Officer of the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC), a 130-bed tertiary level hospital that will offer world-class health services tailored to the needs of Guam and throughout the Micronesian islands.  The Guam Regional Medical City is owned and operated by The Medical City (TMC), a Joint Commission International accredited Philippine healthcare organization.

“I feel deeply honored to have been selected as the Chief Operating Officer for Guam Regional Medical City,” says Haws. “I would like to thank the leadership of The Medical City and our President and CEO, Margaret Bengzon, for placing their trust in my ability to contribute to this exciting new healthcare opportunity for Guam and the Micronesia region.”

Haws spent the past 34 years in clinical practice and executive leadership positions in Navy Medicine, most recently as the Commanding Officer for Naval Hospital Guam.  “I focused my career around improving the health of patients and the delivery of healthcare for military beneficiaries.  My personal philosophy of patient and family centered care is amazingly aligned with that of TMC and GRMC: empowering patients to be full and active partners in their healthcare.   Collectively we are committed to provide education on disease prevention and wellness promotion as one means of improving the overall health of our community,” he added.

“The advances in medical care that will be realized with this new hospital and the ability of GRMC to provide that care here, for Guam and the region’s population, is something I am totally committed to,” said Haws.

“We are pleased to add Mr. Haws to the GRMC organization,” says Margaret A. Bengzon, President and CEO for the planned hospital. “It is wonderful to have a person of his caliber play a leadership role in our team. Together we are single minded in the efforts to realize our vision of quality health care in Guam and Micronesia.”

GRMC’s services will be aligned with TMC’s centers of excellence and the region’s specific health profile, featuring wellness, cardiology, medical oncology, endocrinology, pulmonology, neurology and other medical and surgical subspecialties. TMC’s unique value proposition of patient empowerment and partnership will enliven all programs and services.  GRMC responds to significant market opportunities, representing a true win-win for its developers / investors and the community it seeks to serve. For further information, please contact Fides Gorman at or (671) 988-1822.

About The Medical City

TMC is a tertiary health care organization with over forty years’ experience in hospital operation and administration towards the establishment of its world-class health care complex, serving some 50,000 in-patients and 1.2 million out-patients annually. TMC has a medical staff of 1,500 physicians who are established experts in their various fields of specialization. This core of professionals is complemented by a 2,200-strong human resource staff, engaged in allied medical, administrative and support services.

At the heart of TMC’s service philosophy are new paradigms of hospital care addressing the entire continuum of health needs, and the patient as an equal, informed and empowered partner in the pursuit and preservation of health. TMC is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s most prestigious accrediting body for international health care organizations.