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GRMC Heightens Security Measures Due to Threat

(Thursday, June 29, 2023; Dededo, Guam) As of Wednesday, June 28, 2023, Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) has deployed heightened security measures in response to an internal gun threat.

The Guam Police Department (GPD) and the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) K9 Unit were immediately contacted and conducted searches through the employee’s locker, belongings, and personal vehicle. The employee was taken into GPD custody as of Wednesday morning.

Until further notice, GRMC has limited access points into the hospital and has increased security staffing throughout the premises.


All patients (except Emergency Department [ED] patients) and visitors will enter and exit through the Main Lobby and are subject to security wanding. Visitation policies will remain.


All employees and contractors are required to enter and exit the following access points:

  1. Main Lobby Entrance: All
  2. East Side Entrance: For physicians and staff that are authorized to park in the east side parking.
  3. Main ED Entrance: For physicians and ED Staff only

All employees are required to comply to a full bag search.

All vendors and outside contractors are subject to comply with all the restrictions outlined. Any deliveries from vendors and outside contractors are requested to coordinate and call the respective departments for access assistance.

Access to stairwells adjacent to parking areas have been temporarily closed.

Security personnel will conduct frequent roving patrols every 30 minutes to all parking areas.

GRMC Vice President of Support Services Bernie Lobaton said, “The safety of our patients and employees is paramount. Anything that threatens that safety is handled urgently and thoroughly. We are thankful for the assistance of Guam Police Department, the Guam International Airport Authority K9 Unit, and the cooperation of our staff in response to this matter.”

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