Hospital Foundation Seeks Donations for GMH

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Guam – The Guam Healthcare & Hospital Development Foundation is soliciting donations of supplies for the island’s struggling public hospital.

In a release today [Wednesday], Foundation President Pete Sgro says the Foundation is reaching out to the island community and off-island friends of Guam to help Guam’s only civilian hospital.

GMH is facing serious financial challenges, resulting in the inability to secure certain medications and supplies needed for patient care.

The Foundation is asking for donations to meet the following needs at Guam Memorial Hospital.

— Epogen injection: 2000, 3000, 4000, 10,000 units

— Duramorph:10mg/10ml

— Acetylcysteine IH solution: 10% (10ml), 20% (10ml, 30ml)

— Leucovorin injection: 50mg, 100mg, 350mg

— Immune Globulin injection: 10% (1g, 2.5g, 5g, 10g)

— Calcium Gluconate injection: 10% (10ml)

— Normal Saline flushing solution: 5ml (in Syringe)

— Transpore Medical Tape, 1″W x 10YD

— Hypodermic Needles, 18ga x 1-1/2″, 19ga x 1-1/2″, 23ga x 1″

— IV Cath-Angio: 20ga x 1.16″

— Adult incontinence briefs

In a release, Sgro writes that:

“If your organization, your affiliates or friends are in a position to donate medications to the hospital, we ask that such donations of medications be made directly to the Guam Memorial Hospital through its Head Pharmacist, Mr. Mike Lin who can be reached at 647-2146. Mike is familiar with the necessary documentation that needs to be completed before shipment of medications in interstate commerce, especially medications considered as “controlled substances.” The Guam Memorial Hospital’s address for purposes of Express Mail, DHL or Fed Ex is 850 Governor Carlos G. Camacho Road, Tamuning, 96913. For other information related to donations of supplies or medications to the hospital, contact the hospitals Public Information Officer, Connor Murphy at 929-4143.”

This past weekend, the Hospital Development Foundation was able to secure 20 vials of the labor pain medication Duramoph which was then donated to the GMH.

Today [Wednesday] the Foundation made a donation of $3-thousand dollars worth of Adult incontinence briefs to GMH.