Guam – Here’s one large corporation that’s putting its money where its mouth is and giving it to the local community–Panda Express, through its Panda Cares Foundation, is donating badly-needed equipment to the Guam Memorial Hospital.
The Panda Cares Foundation is donating critical care cribs, a medication library and syringe pumps to the Guam Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric Ward. In all, the equipment is valued at $55,000.
The critical care cribs are not your average hospital cribs. They are manufactured with built-in scales designed to keep babies in their cribs instead of moving them around to weigh them. GMH Pediatrician Dr. Mary Hernandez explains.
“This is historic because these are a first of a kind beds we will have at GMH especially for critically ill babies. We as pediatricians we’re very particular with weight because we base our medications on the weight of the child for safety so these are going to be very helpful. And also the syringe pumps because of the babies’ weight, it varies depending on the age group, we can give them precisely the medication that they need safely based on their weight. So thank you so much for extending your generosity to us,” she said.
Also present at the donation ceremony last month were employees of Panda Express.
“As a family owned company for 35 years, the spirit of giving is deeply rooted into Panda’s core values. This spirit gave the business its purpose and Panda Cares its mission in helping children in need,” said Mcreen Tiamzon, GM for the Agana Shopping Center location. “This embodies what our organization stands for which is to inspire better lives. We would like to thank the generosity of our guests and our community because of the donations that they donate in our restaurants, we were able to provide the critical care cribs, the syringe pumps and medical libraries. This would really help the underserved children in Guam.”