THE Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC), the first Filipino-owned hospital in United States (US) territory, has opened.
Majority owned and operated by The Medical City (TMC), GRMC is the latest addition to TMC’s growing network of hospitals and clinics.
More than 600 guests from Guam, across Micronesia and from the Philippines graced the opening of the 130-bed acute care facility.
TMC president and CEO Alfredo R.A. Bengzon and other members of TMC’s senior management, Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo and Guam Governor Eddie Calvo attended the opening ceremony.
“GRMC is a gift of TMC and the Filipino people to the people of Guam. I encourage the residents of Guam to embrace TMC’s service philosophy of Patient Partnership, one that moved the patient from the periphery to center stage, defining for him a role as equal and empowered patient in the pursuit of his health,” Bengzon said.
GRMC CEO Margaret Bengzon, on the other hand, thanked all the people who worked hard to make the event possible.
“We must now look ahead and we need to get started on the real work, providing quality health care for the people of Guam,” she said.
Bordallo, meanwhile, noted the importance of having a new hospital in Guam, which, according to her, will save both the financial and emotional burden of having to seek off island medical care.