IT&E will continue to provide free data services for the Guam Memorial Hospital and Guam Regional Medical City to provide safe communication between patients in the COVID-19 isolation unit, the intensive care unit, and other units throughout the hospitals and their families and the medical staff.
In April 2020, IT&E initially donated 10 Samsung Galaxy tablets to the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority and 6 Samsung Galaxy tablets to GRMC along with data services. Total retail value of devices and data services donated to the hospitals will be more than $20,000.
“As we face another wave of COVID-19 hospitalizations, we feel it is our duty to do our part to support our frontline healthcare workers and to help stop the spread of the virus. Now more than ever, we rely on technology to stay connected to loved ones and keep safe. Being able to provide this service to those who are most vulnerable during this time is part of our commitment to our community,” said Jim Oehlerking, CEO of IT&E
“It’s well known that human connection and family support can help immensely in overcoming hospitalizations and adverse medical situations. These tablets are a lifeline for our COVID isolated patients, as they fight to recover from this horrendous virus. Thank you, IT&E, for your thoughtful donation to our community; our patients’ lives are positively impacted by your generosity,” said Lillian Perez-Posadas, CEO and Administrator, Guam Memorial Hospital Authority
“We are grateful for the support and commitment to our patients shown by our community partner, IT&E. Their donation of data services has allowed our patients to stay in contact with their families during the pandemic which forced us to halt visitation for safety reasons. The support and love from family and friends can make all the difference in a patient’s recovery and we are grateful to IT&E for allowing this vital communication to continue. This has been important to GRMC, our patients, and their families. We are very fortunate to have a community partner that is as dedicated to our people as we are,” said Dr. Michael Cruz, President/CEO, Guam Regional Medical City
IT&E remains committed to protecting the health and safety of the people it serves. Strict sanitization and social distancing measures are in place at all stores and offices. In addition, online services are available at ite.net, including billing, 24/7 customer service via chat, and shopping.