Private Hospital Foundation Proposes Diverse Community Advisory Board

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Guam – The President of the private Hospital Development Foundation, Pete Sgro, has recommended a diverse Community Advisory Board.

In a release to the media, Sgro says that he has proposed a 10 member Community Advisory Board. That Board would be made up of  1 member from the Development Foundation and one representative from other groups such as the Mayors Counsel of Guam, The Guam Cancer Coalition, The University of Guam, The Guam Community College, the Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association, the Guam Diabetes Coalition and representatives of our medical community.

The primary purpose of this Community Advisory Board would be to provide a cross section of viewpoints relative to the new hospital project in an effort to have a cross section of the community express positions as its stage of the development proceed.

The proposal followed 3 days of meetings aimed at finalizing the “Pre-Design Phase” of the 130 acute care bed private hospital project. Sgro says that Board members representing investors and the development team had initially proposed that the Guam Healthcare and Hospital Development Foundation  serve as the “Community Advisory Board.”

However, Sgro says that Foundation members instead suggested the diverse cross-section of representation from various community organizations.

He reports that the suggestion was welcomed by investors and the development team.

Sgro reports that the Hospital Foundation’s “Community Outreach and Education Committee” will soon meet to discuss calling “on each group to determine if they will accept representation on this Advisory Board.”