Guam – Guam Healthcare & Hospital Development Foundation President Pete Sgro has announced that the developer and investors of the private hospital development have completed the acquisition of properties in Dededo on which will be built a new private hospital for Guam.
In a release, Sgro reports that the properties amounting to approximately 3.2 hectares, which will become home to the Guam Regional Medical City.
The site is located at the corner of Marine Drive and Route 3, less than one quarter of a mile north of the Micronesia Mall.
Phase 1 of the private hospital development is currently planned for a total of 130 acute care beds, 20 Intensive Care beds, 18 Basinets and 6 Incubators. Phase 1 of the development will incorporate design work to allow for expansions of the hospital facility for up to a total of 350 beds without compromising hospital operations, patient safety and care. Included in the development is a Medical Arts Building for use as Physician Clinics, which like condominium developments, will provide physicians with the opportunity to lease or purchase units.
The design will have the main hospital building immediately adjacent to the Medical Arts Building for the convenience of patients, their families, physicians and also to provide for reduced response times in the event of emergencies.
Phase 1 is currently projected to be completed and open to patients in January of 2014.
The Guam Regional Medical City will be equipped with an Electronic Medical Records System, which under applicable Federal laws, is required in medical facilities by 2014. During the Pre-Design Phase for Phase 1, members of the project’s development team spent over eight months accumulating and reviewing information relative to local and regional health care needs, the diagnosis of various groupings of patients that required off-island care and considered various services to meet the demands of Guam and the region’s health care needs. Services that continue to be evaluated during the Pre-design phase include Cardiology, Medical Oncology, Endocrinology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Ear-Nose-Throat (“ENT”), General Surgery, Anesthesia, Pediatrics, OB-Gynecology, Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine, Laboratory, Radiology and Cancer Center. The design of Phase 1 and equipment acquisition will be based on the final list of services to be completed before the end of February 2011.