(File Photo) Construction delays are to blame for late opening
Guam – Guam Regional Medical City anticipates a delay in the opening of its new state of the art hospital until early next year. According to dck Pacific Project Director Don Hergenreder, “additional time is necessary to complete construction while ensuring quality and safety.”
“The GRMC/dck team remains committed to the completion of the hospital using the highest standards, said Margaret Bengzon, GRMC CEO. “We will deliver a first class facility and world-class care to the people of Guam upon our opening.“
GRMC COO Gloria Long said that they will take advantage of the next few months for training staff and refining hospital policies and procedures.
“It gives us more time to prepare our staff and conduct training on all the new procedures and equipment. This will ensure that we will be ready to provide the highest quality care for our patients, once we are fully operational,” said Long.
In the meantime she pointed out that GRMC physicians and providers will continue to be available for consultations at our specialty clinic on Harmon Loop Road and will likely begin to provide services at other facilities such as GMH and the Guam Surgicenter. “Where we are able to provide services to the patients of Guam, we will make every effort to facilitate this care until the new hospital becomes available,” said Long.
In addition, GRMC will sustain its efforts to support community outreach, health education and wellness programs to partner with patients to improve their health and the quality of healthcare on Guam.