GUAM Regional Medical City held a foundation pour yesterday in Dededo, the site of the future private hospital that will add 130 beds and tertiary care to the island.
The foundation pour was led by The Medical City management team, including GRMC President and CEO Margaret Bengzon.
“As we begin actual hospital construction, we are excited to see the fruits of our labor begin to take shape,” Bengzon said. “Through GRMC, we showcase our commitment to partner with Guam and Micronesia in advancing shared goals of health, development and equity.”
The ceremony was also marked by a presentation of a legislative resolution by Sen. Rory Respicio, commending Bengzon and her team on Guam and in the Philippines for their vision and commitment to improve medical care on Guam and the Micronesia region.
To date, 1,696 cubic yards of concrete have been poured and the architects and engineers are now putting the finishing touches on the final plans.
“Soon, the residents of Guam and Micronesia will enjoy the top quality specialized care at home they deserve,” said Dr. Alfredo Bengzon, TMC's president and CEO. “Services will be distinguished by TMC's unique brand of health care where the patient is a full, equal and empowered partner of his physicians on the road to good health.”
The $215 million project, which launched in November 2011, is expected to be completed in 2014.
GRMC held its first concrete pour and a blessing of the site earlier this month which was attended by officials from Setiadi Architects and dck Pacific Guam LLC, the project's construction manager at risk.
On Wednesday, Ms. Bengzon was the guest speaker at the Guam Chamber of Commerce's monthly membership meeting held at the Sheraton Laguna Resort.
Bengzon spoke about the Guam healthcare market and how the hospital responds to market needs, as well as what drives the broader economic and social benefits.
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