Guam- The Guam Memorial Hospital’s new Medical Library has officially opened Friday.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held with Governor Eddie Calvo, Guam Medical Association President Dr. Thomas Shieh and other officials present. The library includes an extensive and updated collection of text and electronic resources for doctors, nurses, medical staff and island residents. Dr. shieh says the facility is needed for clinical providers to learn more about the latest advances in medicine and conduct research to help their patients.
“Something like this is very much needed” said Shieh. “The anatomy doesn’t change much, but procedures do sometimes. We need to update our procedures and how we use our procedures. We also want to encourage the community to donate materials too.”
This is the 9th medical library built in Micronesia. It was made possible through the help of the Ayuda Foundation, the Pacific Islands Health Officers Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other contributors. The new facility is located on the fourth floor of the hospital.