TakeCare Donates $100K to GCC Allied Health Program

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Guam – The Guam Community College Allied Health Program received another substantial monetary infusion from TakeCare Asia again this year.

[Caption: L to r: Agnes Perez, TakeCare Asia Marketing Manager, and Rose Grino, FHP Clinical Nurse Manager, present a $100,000 check to Dr. Mary Okada, GCC President & CEO, and Lolita Reyes, GCC Asst. Director, Development & Alumni Relations, to provide scholarships for students in GCC’s Allied Health Program, and to provide for faculty training and equipment purchases. The presentation took place on March 3 at the TakeCare offices in Tamuning.]

TakeCare officials recently presented GCC with a check for $100,000. This is the third consecutive year that TakeCare has donated to the GCC Practical Nursing and Medical Assisting programs.

“TakeCare is very proud to contribute to the educational opportunities for GCC nursing and medical assisting students and faculty. Our entire island community benefits when we have a pool of qualified health care officials,” said Gina Ramos, chief of staff for TakeCare.

The donation will provide student scholarships, and nursing and medical assisting training equipment and supplies such bedside monitors, a pediatric manikin, an anatomically correct model for teaching airway management, and specialized microscopes. The donation will also allow three nursing faculty to complete their masters’ degrees, which will help GCC’s Allied Health professionals to enhance their qualifications.  

“We cannot thank TakeCare enough for this generous contribution to our Allied Health program,” Dr. Mary Okada, GCC President, said. “Partnering with businesses like TakeCare in order to strengthen our education and workforce training so that we can provide these companies with a qualified workforce is part of our mission at GCC.”