by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Saying "The hospital is not a place for politics or for excuses", Governor Eddie Calvo delivered his Weekly Address today focusing on the ailing Guam Memorial Hospital. The island's chief executive noted many deficiencies when he toured the facility last week citing the hospital's problems with running out of blood products, not providing pain killers to women in labor, patients waiting hours to see a doctor and more.
He recognized the important role of the GMH employees and said with bold leadership, GMH can begin its journey to better financial health and stronger operations. Healthcare Committee Chair Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. says he too is looking for new ways for GMH to generate revenue.
"I'm going to be empanelling in the next few days an advisory council that's going to composed of members form the health community, people that have retired from public service and just lay community people to help me figure our what needs to be done," he confirmed.