Testimony reiterates need for new public hospital

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Guam Memorial Hospital is decades old and needs to be replaced, the governor said. (PNC file photo)

The Guam Legislature held a public hearing last week to discuss a bill to build a new medical campus that will house a new public hospital and other services.

Guam Memorial Hospital administrator Lillian Posadas testified that she is in support of Bill 121-36 and emphasized that it is really time to replace the island’s decades-old public hospital.

Sissie Luo of the Public Policy institute also stressed the need for a new medical facility, saying that maintenance, rehabilitation, and cosmetic work on GMH is not enough and that in order to get the hospital up to standard, it would not be cost-effective when compared to building a new facility.

PNC’s Don Sulat has the report …

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