Archive for March, 2011

FHP Cancer Center to Partner with American Cancer Society for “ACS Days”

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

For Immediate Release
February 24, 2011

Tamuning, Guam—The FHP Cancer Center lead by Dr. Arnold Wax will partner with the American Cancer Society for “ACS Days” beginning Friday, February 25, 2011 from 8 a.m. to noon at the FHP Cancer Center in Tamuning.

“Through ACS Days, cancer patients being seen at FHP will be able to register and meet with ACS staff regularly at the clinic to learn about programs and services we offer, eliminating the need for patients to seek us out or visit our office,” said Marisha Artero, ACS Community Manager Health Initiatives.

According to Dr. Wax, the FHP Cancer Center partnered with ACS to help build awareness of the American Cancer Society to the FHP community. “Our patients will benefit by having direct access to the American Cancer Society and their wide range of support systems, all designed with the cancer patient and their caregivers in mind,” he said.

Dr. Wax pointed out that the American Cancer Society is the leader in support services for cancer navigation. “It is worth everyone’s time and effort to become aware of all that they can offer,” he said. Artero said, “We hope this will be perceived as a valuable means of help to the patients we both serve.”

For more information contact the American Cancer Society at 671-477-9451/2.

TakeCare donates $100,000 to the Guam Community College Allied Health Center on March 2, 2011

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011


Guam – The Guam Community College Allied Health Program received another substantial monetary infusion from TakeCare Asia again this year.

[Caption: L to r: Agnes Perez, TakeCare Asia Marketing Manager, and Rose Grino, FHP Clinical Nurse Manager, present a $100,000 check to Dr. Mary Okada, GCC President & CEO, and Lolita Reyes, GCC Asst. Director, Development & Alumni Relations, to provide scholarships for students in GCC’s Allied Health Program, and to provide for faculty training and equipment purchases. The presentation took place on March 3 at the TakeCare offices in Tamuning.]

TakeCare officials recently presented GCC with a check for $100,000. This is the third consecutive year that TakeCare has donated to the GCC Practical Nursing and Medical Assisting programs.

“TakeCare is very proud to contribute to the educational opportunities for GCC nursing and medical assisting students and faculty. Our entire island community benefits when we have a pool of qualified health care officials,” said Gina Ramos, chief of staff for TakeCare.

The donation will provide student scholarships, and nursing and medical assisting training equipment and supplies such bedside monitors, a pediatric manikin, an anatomically correct model for teaching airway management, and specialized microscopes. The donation will also allow three nursing faculty to complete their masters’ degrees, which will help GCC’s Allied Health professionals to enhance their qualifications.

“We cannot thank TakeCare enough for this generous contribution to our Allied Health program,” Dr. Mary Okada, GCC President, said. “Partnering with businesses like TakeCare in order to strengthen our education and workforce training so that we can provide these companies with a qualified workforce is part of our mission at GCC.”