Guam – Guam Regional Medical City [GRMC] has named Gloria Long the Chief Operating Officer of the new private hospital being built in Dededo.
She will replace Kevin Haws who stepped down for personal reasons, states a release from GRMC.
READ the release from GRMC below:
The Guam Regional Medical City today announces the appointment of Gloria J. Long as its Chief Operating Officer. Long, who was born and raised on Guam but has been residing in Arizona, returned to her native Guam this month to replace Kevin J. Haws who stepped down from the position for personal reasons.
Gloria Long returns following her successful completion of numerous projects within the health care industry and brings with her extensive experience in all aspects of health care operations.
As Vice President of Practice Management Operations for Bravo Health Plans in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gloria established three Advanced Care Centers, taking a concept from design to full service operations in 18 months.
Her depth of experience in construction and work flow design led to her recruitment for a start up operation in Arizona, where she was responsible for all infrastructure activities related to the startup of a full risk medical group administering Medicare Advantage services to members of a contracted Health Plan.
“Gloria brings a wealth of knowledge from the health care industry both locally and nationally. She has the proven ability to accomplish objectives within stated time frames and fiscal parameters; so she is extremely well-suited to lead this enterprise,” said GRMC President and CEO Margaret Bengzon Gloria also brings extensive experience working with state and federal regulatory authorities and developing and operating clinical delivery and medical management systems.
Her prior experience includes serving as the Assistant Administrator of the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority where she provided leadership, direction and administrative guidance on operations to nine departments within the hospital and coordinated strategic planning efforts. “I am excited by the opportunity the GRMC brings to improve the health of all residents of Guam and Micronesia,” Long said.
“I look forward to sharing my expertise and joining the GRMC team in realizing its vision of partnership with patients to achieve better health outcomes.” Gloria is a graduate of George Washington High School in Mangilao, and holds a Masters of Public Health Degree from the Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut. She is the daughter of the late Felicita Toves Dela Rosa and the late James Olin Long from the village of Mangilao.