Guam – The Guam Medical Association is offering to assist the Governor, the Legislature, the Board of Medical Examiner, Public Health, the GMH Administration and the Board of Trustees” by providing “constructive solutions” to the fiscal crisis at the island’s publ;ic hospital.
Following a meeting with the Governor’s Chief of Staff Frank Arriola, GMA President Dr. Tom Shieh wrote Arriola making the offer to provide solutions.
In his letter Dr. Shieh writes: “We both realize the widening gap of healthcare disparities here on Guam and among our island nations has inflamed an atmosphere of financial challenges. That said, we must treat everyone that walks through our island’s only civilian hospital regardless of ethnic origin. Public health will need to work with our private physicians clinics to ease the burden to the hospital and better improve continuity of care for patients.”
Dr. Shieh concludes: “The Guam Medical Association being the largest medical organization on Guam with over 150 health care providers will rise to assist our Governor, the Legislature, the Board of Medical Examiner, Public Health, GMH administration and the Board of Trustees to provide constructive solutions.”
No specific solutions are mentioned in the letter.