Guam – Clinical providers, patients, students and the general public now will have greater access to medical information as the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) today held a grand opening for its new medical library.
“This shows the community’s commitment to help our hospital any way it can.
With the current challenges facing GMH, it is always good to see medical professionals and non-profit organizations collaborating to give our
doctors, nurses, and patients the resources they need,” Governor Eddie Baza Calvo said today. “Today is a celebration of what this island can do when
people with good intentions and good deeds team up for a good cause. I want to thank all those involved in the opening of this library, and pledge my
support for this important component of the hospital.”
The medical library, located on the fourth floor of Guam Memorial Hospital in Tamuning, offers text and electronic resources for doctors, nurses and
other clinical providers to continue their education, conduct research or learn more about the latest advances in medicine. The library also can help
patients and other members of the community to access consumer health information to learn more about their conditions and their care.
The opening of the GMHA Medical Library is made possible through the assistance of the Ayuda Foundation, the Pacific Islands Health Officers
Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Arlene Cohen and Alice Hadley, the co-directors of the project to replicate the Yap State Hospital Medical Library throughout hospitals in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands.
Through the support of two grants from the RWJ Foundation, Cohen, Hadley and the Ayuda Foundation have established eight other medical libraries in
hospitals in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands since 2007.