‘Nurses, a backbone of the island’s healthcare care system’

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Sen. Therese Terlaje commends GNA (PNC photo)

Guam – The Guam Nurses Association recently held a health fair as part of the culminating activities in its celebration of Nurses Month.

Senator Therese Terlaje, who chairs the Legislature’s health committee, attended the event and praised the island’s nurses, describing them as one of the pillars of the island’s healthcare care system.

The senator presented a certificate of recognition to the Guam Nurses Association commending and congratulating the association on its celebration of Guam Nurses Month.

Various health care providers participated in the health fair offering blood sugar screening, blood pressure monitoring, cholesterol checks, and diabetes counseling provided by the Guam Diabetes Association.

Glynis Almonte, the executive director of the Guam Nurses Association, said that although Nurses Month is ending, the Guam Nurses Association will continue to have community outreach work throughout the year.

She added that the Guam Nurses Association was established in 1951 and has been celebrating Nurses Month annually.

Terlaje also presented a certificate of recognition to the Guam Nurses Association, commending and congratulating the association on its celebration of Guam Nurse Month.

“I commend and congratulate the nurses on Nurses Month. We are so very grateful for their excellence, they make Guam proud because nurses on Guam bring excellent care, excellent compassion, ad excellent hope. They bring us hope when we most need it.And they are inspiring more nurses which is an excellent thing for all of us here on Guam.”

She added, “And so we say thank you. Thank you for going out on the days that you’re not working and doing things like this, doing outreach to our community, making sure that we’re all taken cared of and being an inspiration while you do these events.And so for all of you, thank you! Thank you for your excellent care and service.”

The event was hosted by PNC’s very own Tony Whatley II