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Plans to build new veterans hospital in the works

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Just as a new hospital is set to open later this year, plans are already in the works to build one exclusively for the island's veterans. Today before the Guam Veterans Commission, International Group president Peter Sgro discussed plans for the hospital that will allow our veterans to be close to their families.

"It would be 100 percent financed and built with private funds and it's not just going to be a hospital but would include a larger clinic than what they have now, because the clinic they have now just can't meet the demand and also a behavioral center," he explained. "It's very important to have community input especially veterans, doctors, engineers and architects people within different positions who can help this hospital basically designed and tailored for specifically for our veterans needs."

Sgro says there is a on-island investor, who at this time does not wanted to be disclosed, who is committing up to $100 million for the project. The initial design is to start with 23 beds. There are 12 locations being eyed for the project and based on veterans affairs approval, it could be completed in about two years. Next week, Sgro plans to bring on a 20-member advisory board to help with the project.
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