GRMC Provides Assistance to DPHSS with COVID Vaccinations
Hospital Gives Relief to Long Lines at Okkodo High School

(Thursday, January 7, 2021; Dededo, Guam) The Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) accepted an overflow of people today from the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) waiting for the COVID-19 vaccination. The people were part of the DPHSS vaccination clinic being conducted today at the Okkodo High School. The agency was conducting the clinic for seniors but received more people than anticipated.

Upon witnessing the long lines, Dr. Michael Cruz, GRMC President/CEO and the Governor of Guam’s Chief Medical Advisor for the COVID-19 response effort, contacted the DPHSS to offer GRMC’s assistance. GRMC accepted the overflow of age 60+ seniors and administered approximately 300 vaccinations between noon and 3 PM. GRMC nursing and Specialty Care staff were able to efficiently administer the vaccine to the waiting seniors and previously scheduled GRMC employees.

“GRMC was happy to help the DPHSS ensure our manåmko’ received the COVID vaccine today,” said Alan Funtanilla, GRMC Executive Vice President/COO, “It is critical that our people are vaccinated as soon as possible.”

“We want to thank GRMC for their support and assisting us in the effort to vaccinate our manåmko’. Every dose we administer to our seniors means protecting them and their families,” said Art San Agustin, DPHSS Director. “This partnership with GRMC goes a long way to help save more lives.”

GRMC was pleased to have been of service to the community and our healthcare partner, DPHSS. “We were proud to help DPHSS, who has been fighting this pandemic since the beginning,” said Dr. Cruz, “GRMC is committed to doing everything possible to win this war against COVID-19. If our partners like DPHSS and GMH need us, we will be there.”