Hagåtña, Guam – The Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs today pledged to provide Guam with resources to fund the structural assessment of the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) facility to be performed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Nikolao Pula, Director of the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) is on Guam to join U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie on a listening tour of the island and the region. While discussing the several priorities of the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration with Acting Governor Joshua Tenorio, Director Pula committed to provide grant funding to Guam for the purpose of inspecting the structural integrity of the more than 60-year-old civilian hospital.
“We are grateful to Director Pula and the Department of the Interior for their continual support and for always being attentive to the needs of the people of Guam,” said Acting Governor Tenorio. “Once an assessment is made on the viability of the GMH facility, we can move forward with the modernization of our only public hospital. An evaluation by the Army Corps of Engineers will allow us to determine whether the hospital should be rebuilt or if improvements should be made to the existing facility.”