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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-07-27 10:41:58 -0700 | health-news

Guam Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Joseph Verga went to the Philippines recently to explore the possibility of a partnership with St...Verga said he's considering ways for medical specialists from St. Luke's -- if they're able to meet licensing requirements...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-07-26 10:11:09 -0700 | health-news

Health insurance companies in the territories are no longer required to cover the same type of care that's required in the states under the Affordable Care Act because the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has excluded territories from...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-07-21 11:47:03 -0700 | health-news

Guam and other U.S. territories are no longer obligated to uphold certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The Obama Administration made a decision on Wednesday to exempt all territories after months of complaint from territory officials. The decision to...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-07-13 11:03:29 -0700 | health-news

A Republican candidate for Legislature and a Democratic candidate for Guam delegate will be eliminated from their respective races following this year's Primary Election on Aug. 30. Thirty-one candidates -- 16 Republicans and 15 Democrats -- are vying for 15...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-07-10 01:50:05 -0700 | health-news

Lawmakers yesterday spent hours discussing ways to help Guam Memorial Hospital survive in the face of financial uncertainty. Lawmakers passed Bill 17-S, originally called Bill 359, which appropriates all the money of the Tobacco Mass Settlement Agreement Bonds to health...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-07-07 13:45:42 -0700 | health-news

The island's elected leaders yesterday passed one bill during legislative session and amended another during special session that would appropriate millions of dollars toward a Medicaid shortfall. Lawmakers yesterday passed Bill 377, which appropriates money to pay for Guam Police...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-07-05 11:50:27 -0700 | health-news

The Guam Memorial Hospital is concerned that the pending military buildup could put more strain on the hospital. Joseph Verga, GMH administrator, in his comment to the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on behalf of the hospital, wrote that the...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-07-04 10:58:51 -0700 | health-news

Gov. Eddie Calvo is urging senators to pass a bill that will authorize him to spend more money on Medicaid for this fiscal year. Introduced by Sen. Dennis Rodriguez, D-Dededo, Bill 359 would allocate $6 million to the Department of...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-06-24 14:00:23 -0700 | health-news

Sen. Ben Pangelinan, D-Barrigada, is in the Intensive Care Unit at Guam Memorial Hospital for unspecified medical issues. Pangelinan thanks the community for its "overwhelming support and concerns expressed these past few days regarding his health," a news release from...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-06-20 11:00:28 -0700 | health-news

Prosecutors yesterday rested their case against probation officer Anthony Morcilla, the man whose 2-year-old daughter died after being left in a vehicle at the Judiciary of Guam. Morcilla was indicted in April 2013 on charges of negligent homicide, leaving a...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-06-19 12:17:35 -0700 | health-news

A measles outbreak in the Federated States of Micronesia has prompted Guam Public Health officials to warn local residents. Pregnant women, kids Pregnant women and young children are advised to avoid close contact with anyone who has a rash-like illness...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-06-17 12:05:37 -0700 | health-news

Recruiting enough medical providers to fill all necessary positions at the Southern Region Community Health Center is a continuing challenge, according to officials from the Department of Public Health and Social Services. In spite of the struggle to recruit medical...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-06-13 10:17:06 -0700 | health-news

The Guam Memorial Hospital received a donation of equipment from Naval Hospital last month but hasn't been able to install it. Machines like electronic thermometers, a CT scan machine and infant incubators were part of the donation to GMH. Hospital...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-06-08 10:31:15 -0700 | health-news

No one likes to imagine the worst, but planning for it can ease the stress your loved ones could experience when having to make difficult life-or-death decisions. Your family may know your wishes, but under the duress of the situation...
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Tamuning :: Guam | updated 2014-06-04 16:01:24 -0700 | health-news

Gross Receipts Tax, but under the decades-old GRT law, hospitals are exempt from the tax. The Guam Regional Medical City, as a condition for receiving tax breaks, must:  Sustain a minimum of 345 jobs, of which 75 percent must be...
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