JIC News Release No. 4
July 11, 2014, 1:15 p.m.
For Guam Memorial Hospital (civilian patients)
Women at least 38-weeks pregnant and all high-risk pregnant mothers who are six months pregnant or more should start checking in to Guam Memorial Hospital at 9 p.m. tonight. They can report to the Patient Registration Department on the first floor for registration.
All expectant mothers admitting themselves are asked to bring:
1. Personal ID and insurance cards
2. Drinking water
4. Prescribed medication
5. Personal toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
6. Favorite reading materials or DVD movies to help pass time.
Also, please don’t bring quilts, blankets or pillows. Sleeper chairs and blankets will be provided to expectant mothers. Normal visiting hours are suspended, and current patients are only allowed one companion. Outpatient elective surgeries are canceled. All essential GMH staff are asked to report to the hospital.
Mothers and families can call the hospital at 648-6702/6703/6704 for more information.
For Naval Hospital (military and military dependent patients)
The following is information from Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs:
At COR2, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam began contacting expectant mothers at 36- to 38-weeks or who are at risk of delivery. Those located nearer to 36th Medical Group are being contacted by the duty OB/GYN of the 36th Medical Group Medical Control Center. Those pregnant women not within the AAFB area of responsibility who are at or past 38-weeks gestation or have a history of pregnancy-related complications that would be put at risk for labor during COR 1, will be called to report to USNH Guam for berthing upon setting of COR 1. Coordination of transfer for those located in the AAFB AOR will be handled by Commander, 36th Medical Group. Those who refuse hospital berthing will be advised that medical care or transfer to USNH Guam cannot be guaranteed after setting of COR 1.
Please call Joint Information Coordinator Troy Torres at 478-0208 for more information.