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Guam Memorial Hospital

Guam Memorial Hospital is located in Tamuning, Guam and is the only civilian hospital serving the island of Guam. The hospital has 158 licensed acute care beds, plus 40 beds at its off-site, long-term care Skilled Nursing Facility.

The hospital offers comprehensive adult and pediatric medical services. These include 24-hour emergency services; medical telemetry and progressive care; obstetrics, labor and delivery; nursery; catheterization lab (periodically with visiting cardiologists); orthopedic services; in-patient and out-patient surgery; intensive care (neonatal, pediatric and adult); skilled nursing care; laboratory and blood bank services; radiology, angiography, nuclear medicine and CT scan diagnostic services; pharmacy; respiratory care; renal dialysis; physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, cardiac rehabilitation and recreational therapy; dietetic services, patient education and social services; and pastoral care services.

History[edit]

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority was created in 1964 to administer and operate the Guam Memorial Hospital.[1] Its operations represent a major change in the history of the government's role in delivery of medical care to the community. Historically, the U.S. government provided free hospital and health care services to the people of Guam. The U.S. Naval forces assumed responsibility for the island's medical needs at the turn of the 20th century when the United States took formal possession of Guam.

These services continued with the U.S. Navy's delivery of care after World War II, and culminated with their donation of the first hospital facility of the Government of Guam's Department of Public Health and Welfare in the postwar era. This "Quonset Hut" facility was replaced in 1956 with the construction of the Guam Memorial Hospital at Oka Point which originally served as a nurse training facility and tuberculosis hospital.[2] As the need for hospital services increased, this Oka Point facility was renovated to serve as a 230-bed hospital that offered acute, psychiatric and long-term care services.

In 1964, the Guam Memorial Hospital was established as a line agency of the Government of Guam's executive branch.[1] Its creation separated hospital services from community health services provided by the Department of Public Health and Welfare Corporation. Thirteen years later in 1977, the Guam Memorial Hospital was created as a Public Corporation, and has since been operating as a "governmental, non-profit institution serving the people of Guam, " under the governance of a Board of Trustees.

Prior to August 19, 1983, Guam Memorial Hospital provided mental health services. On that day, the Guam Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, which took over the responsibility of providing mental health services, opened.[3] Guam Memorial Hospital then closed their inpatient psychiatric unit and currently has no psychiatrists on staff.

Certification[edit]

Guam Memorial Hospital Authority holds numerous accreditations and certifications. The hospital is certified by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as is the off-site Skilled Nursing Facility. Its laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists. Its blood bank is registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Its mammography services are accredited and certified by the American College of Radiology and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Guam Memorial Hospital became accredited by The Joint Commission on July 9, 2010.[4] The hospital initially lost its accreditation in 1983.[5]

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Coordinates: 13°30′18″N 144°46′29″E / 13.50500°N 144.77472°E / 13.50500; 144.77472


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Pacific Daily News
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:50:32 -0800

8, was spent by myself and several of my family members at the Guam Memorial Hospital in Labor and Delivery as my granddaughter, Kishalyn, prepared to bring my great grandson into the world. We were blessed to have our nurse, a superb young man who ...
 
Pacific Daily News
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:52:30 -0800

Leading effort: Dr. Hillary Chollet, a surgeon at the Guam Memorial Hospital, will lead the hospital's efforts to have a trauma center. Chollet is photographed in one of the hospital's emergency rooms, Tuesday. Jerick Sablan/Pacific Daily ...

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Pacific Daily News
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:52:30 -0800

This comes as the Department of Interior released its final report on its evaluation of the Guam Memorial Hospital last week. The Department examined the hospital's ability to meet the medical care needs of the island and prepare for the increase in ...

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Pacific Daily News
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:04:44 -0800

Tumon: Guam Police Department officers interview a witness on the beach behind the Outrigger Guam Resort, yesterday. A male tourist was rushed to Guam Memorial Hospital following a "drowning incident" around 3:35 p.m., according to Guam Fire ...
 
Pacific Daily News
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:52:30 -0800

Session: Sen. Mike Limtiaco, R-Tamuning, addresses a bill he authored to extend the filing deadline for property tax exemptions to Jan. 23, 2015. The bill was discussed throughout a weeklong legislative session that began on Dec. 15. Shawn ...
 
Pacific Daily News
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:52:30 -0800

No entry: Officer Benjamin Cruz, right, and other Guam Police Department officers cordon off an entrance to Guam Memorial Hospital following a bomb threat received just after noon yesterday. The all-clear was given at 1:40 p.m. after a search performed ...
 
Pacific Daily News
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:03:45 -0800

A tourist who has been in the hospital since Sunday, following a motorcycle crash, returned to Japan Wednesday night, according to Guam Memorial Hospital. And a toddler who was involved in a "near drowning" on Sunday is in better condition, the ...

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Pacific Daily News
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:32:29 -0800

Sen. Mike Limtiaco was the only senator who voted against the pay raises in the first vote. He also initiated the transfer to Guam Memorial Hospital of $75,000 his senatorial office saved from its operational budget. The money went to provide GMH with ...
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