Early in 2017, Guam Regional Medical City introduce HeartBeat, an Outreach and Community Support Program. The HeartBeat program allows GRMC to conduct and take part in outreach programs in addition to supporting local community events. It is the mission of the program to build community awareness and education in regards to health within our island community. The Outreach program’s objective calls for collaboration and partnership with local associations and nonprofit organizations, with the shared vision of making a positive impact for our residents.
Launching the HeartBeat program in March of 2017, GRMC hosted its first HeartBeat Town Hall at the Tamuning Senior Citizens Center focusing on the impact of smoking on your lungs and your children.
Dr. Jyothi Marbin spoke about “Second Hand Smoke and Its Effect on Children”. Dr. Marbin is a Primary Care Pediatrician at the University of California San Francisco. GRMC Pulmonologist Dr. Michael Agustin spoke on the topic of “Smoking and Your Lungs”.
Volunteer nurses were on hand to provide free blood pressure checks and LabTech volunteers conducted blood sugar checks. The event was open to the public at large.
GRMC’s HeartBeat presents “The Family Diagnosed: Bridging the Gaps in Cancer Communication”.
This event is FREE and will be open to the community, cancer patients, cancer survivors, family members, and caregivers. It will give an insight of the (2) perspectives of cancer communication – the patient’s/family’s perspective and the doctor’s/medical perspective – and how we can bridge the gaps in cancer communication.
The conference is a jointly sponsored event by Guam Memorial Hospital and Guam Regional Medical City.
The American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence also provided a grant which enabled Dr. Jyothi Marbin to fly in from California to attend.
Bubble fun run is an annual Guam Regional Medical City’s Outreach and Community Support Program, HeartBeat. It is the mission of the program to build community awareness and education in regards to health within our island community. The HeartBeat program allows for collaborative partnership with local businesses, associations and nonprofit organizations, with the shared vision of making a positive impact for our residents. It is through this form of collaborative efforts, that GRMC along with IP&E, IT&E, and the Ben Lorenzo Foundation can team up to raise funds for American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Think Pink Social is a Breast Cancer Awareness Outreach Event.
The event brings together breast cancer survivors, their families and friends to share their experiences battling the disease. It is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and GRMC.
The weekly walk was launched at the start of National Heart Health month. Participants received a free t-shirt courtesy of our co-sponsor Staywell. They also got a free coupon for a “Healthy Heart Meal” at the GFS restaurants, King’s or Ruby Tuesday. The Healthy Heart menus were suggested by GRMC Dietician Peggy Davey.
Regular exercise and eating healthy foods are important ways to avoid heart disease. Dr. Holland encouraged participants to exercise 30 minutes a day and a brisk walk through the Mall is a good way to start. She also recommended the Mediterranean diet which is rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables.
“Walk the Mall With a GRMC Doc” happens every Thursday at 10am. We meet at the Payless entrance to the Micronesia Mall.
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