The GMH Volunteers Association invites the community to attend their annual charity ball in April 23, which is the organization’s major fund raiser to purchase medical equipment for the hospital.
Guam – The Guam Memorial Hospital now has three new ultrasound systems thanks to the GMH Volunteers Association also known as the pink ladies.
The much needed ultrasound equipment, valued at about $38-thousand dollars each, will be donated to the GMH Intensive Care Unit, Radiology Unit and Labor and Delivery Unit. GMH officials say the medical equipment will benefit the three department tremendously. With the ultrasound systems, medical professionals can diagnose a patient faster than before at the ICU, babies can be detected and monitored inside the mother’s womb at Labor and Delivery, and examination of internal organs and tissues are easier for radiation purposes.
GMHVA Founder Margaret Jones says, “I’m happy that we’re able to continue after 50 years helping GMH, the patients, doctors, nurses. Call on us if there’s something you need. Just help us be a help to you. That’s the main thing for 2016.”
GMH Benita Manglona explains, “I want to thank the pink ladies because you have been an advocate for GMH. GMH has had a lot of financial difficulties especially in purchasing equipment. You have pulled through many times for the last 50 years. You have been a great partner. Thank you for everything you do. The leadership is here to support you as well. Please continue to do what you do because we need more equipment and we have a long list.”