Agana Heights, Guam – (March 26) – U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam staff are preparing for the transition into the replacement hospital, located adjacent to the current hospital and on the cliffs overlooking Agana and the Philippine Sea, which is scheduled for April 11 to April 20.
“Transition activities and training for our staff is well underway as we prepare for the new hospital,” said Capt. Jeff Plummer Commanding Officer of USNH Guam.
Construction is nearly100% complete after three years since the ground breaking that took place in January 2011. Interestingly, talks of the possibility of a replacement hospital began almost 16 years ago. Since then, detailed discussions and planning involving thousands of man-hours and countless personnel from designers, architects, and construction firms, as well as Navy facilities and Navy medicine staff, have brought to fruition the state of the art replacement hospital that will be ready to open in just a few short weeks.
Said Capt. Glenn Shephard, Commanding Officer of Naval Facilities Marianas, “The new Navy Hospital involved millions of man hours from an exceptional government and contractor team that designed and built a facility that will house advances in healthcare and increases hospital operations efficiency; thus, providing the finest service to our Sailors, families and eligible beneficiaries.”
The replacement hospital is 281,000 square feet and incorporates advances in healthcare delivery, improves patient life safety and increases efficiencies in hospital operations. It will also continue to meet the full spectrum of patient and family centered medical and surgical care for all eligible beneficiaries throughout its lifespan.
The replacement hospital provides 42 beds, four operating rooms, two C-Section rooms, and improved diagnostic and ancillary capabilities to include MRI and CT scanning suites.
For more information please refer to our website at http://1.usa.gov/1n4qQSh and click on the “New Hospital” tab at the top of the page.
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