Archive for July, 2010

TakeCare/FHP Saipan Claims Best Sandcastle Title TakeCare Sponsors the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Sandcastle for Wishes

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Saipan—The Make-A-Wish Foundation held Sandcastles for Wishes in Saipan to raise funds and awareness for children with terminal illnesses.  TakeCare/FHP Saipan was the presenting sponsors for the event.  “TakeCare and FHP have partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for over five years in Guam.  This year, we were approached with the opportunity to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Sandcastles for Wishes in Saipan,” said Nora Sablan of FHP.


“As presenters, we see value in this event as not only a chance to be able to spend time and have fun with our families, but also a way to raise funds and awareness of children with terminal illnesses,” she said.

Australia’s master sand sculptor Dennis Massoud was this year’s special guest.  He conducted a sandcastle demonstration and classes to provide the participants with tips and techniques.  The judges were Massoud, Victor P. Camacho, executive director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Guam, and Saipan Make-A-Wish Foundation board member Desirae Herrera.

The TakeCare Saipan team also took top honors in the sandcastle building contest winning the first place trophy and $300.  Team TakeCare ended up donating the $300 back to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant children’s wishes.  Congratulations to Nora Sablan and her team for being community ambassadors and representing TakeCare/FHP.

FHP Cancer Center set to open on August 2, 2010

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Dr. Arnold Wax Joins FHP Medical Center as Full-Time Oncologist
The FHP Cancer Center set to open on August 2, 2010

Dr.Wax Tamuning, GU—Dr. Arnold Wax joins the FHP Medical Center as a full-time Oncologist/Hemotologist. He will lead the new FHP Cancer Center, set to open its doors to patients on August 2, 2010. Dr. Wax has successfully practiced medical oncology in various locations across the United States including Nevada, Florida, California and North Dakota for over twenty-five years.

“We are honored to have such a reputable Oncologist as part of our FHP family,” said Rick Schnitzer, clinic administrator. “Dr. Wax has committed to caring for our cancer patients in Guam so they will not need to travel off-island for care, enabling them to stay in the comfort of their island home with family,” he said.

Dr. Wax looks to share his expertise to meet the medical needs of Guam residents. “I’ve reached a point in my life where I am ready for a new adventure and that is starting the FHP Cancer Center from its inception to build-up,” said Wax.

Dr. Wax received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Columbia University in 1971 and Doctor of Medicine from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976. He completed his residency and internship at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, New York. He then went on to receive his fellowship at the University of Rochester Cancer Center at Strong
Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. Dr. Wax has been recognized as the one of the Best Doctors in America, Pacific Region, and “Who’s Who” in Medicine, the World and America.


Dr. Wax acknowledges that Guam residents recognize the need of healthcare, which he understands is limited on-island. “I hope to give the cancer patients of Guam the up-to-date standard care that is accessible to patients in the U.S. mainland,” said Dr. Wax.

He added, “Caring for cancer patients is a collaborative effort and I look forward to working with the FHP nurses, pharmacists, internists, radiologists and external partners. I am here to take care of the people of Guam,” he said.