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FHP Health Center to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Radiology Center Expansion

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

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FHP Health Center to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Radiology Center Expansion

The expansion will provide FHP with the fastest, most powerful, state-of-the-art 3 Tesla (3T) MRI machine in the market.


Tamuning, GU—The FHP Health Center will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of its Radiology Center on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the FHP Annex in Tamuning.  “The groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of the construction that will expand FHP’s current radiology services including Bone Mineral Density, CT Scan, Echocardiogram, Mammogram, Ultrasound and X-Ray services with new MRI services to better serve its patients and members,” said Corey Roberts, Interim FHP Clinic Administrator. 

The primary purpose of the expansion is to introduce the state-of-the-art 3 Tesla MRI machine to the community.  “The 3T MRI has the ability to produce increased image clarity and greater contrast which provides even greater sensitivity for the detections of tumors, pathology, infection and inflammation,” said Gerry Patricio, FHP Radiology Manager.  “The superb reliability of the machine allows board-certified radiologists to differentiate between benign and potentially hazardous medical conditions with confidence, which in turn, will provide patients with earlier diagnosis and treatment leading to more positive outcomes” said Patricio.   

The purchase of the 3T MRI machine is a $3 million dollar reinvestment into the community that will bring an additional option of radiology services to the island. “With this new addition, the FHP Radiology Center will now have the capability of expanding its current services to provide increased quality and affordable care to the patients of the FHP Health Center,” said Jeff Larsen, TakeCare Insurance COO.  “This will also provide more options for our members to access specific radiology services in our provider network and will afford us the opportunity to offer enhanced medical and diagnostic services to our community,” Larsen said. 

            The FHP Health Center, one of Micronesia’s leading medical clinics located in the United States Territory of Guam, integrates complete and optimized healthcare under one trusted family brand. Established in 1973, FHP has blossomed to encompass eleven Centers of Medical Care on Guam and Saipan, giving its patients region-wide access to complete medical care.  These centers include Urgent Care, Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, Occupational Health, Radiology, and a Cancer Center, Surgi-Center as well as a Pharmacy, Dental and Vision Center and Home Health. 

            FHP contains a roster of highly trained, well-known and respected doctors in the community.  In addition to the exceptional, credentialed staff, the center boasts modern technology and equipment that covers the entire gamut of medical services and expertise the center provides to its patients. 




TakeCare Foundation Grants $3,000 to the Guam Volleyball Federation

Monday, November 19th, 2012


TakeCare Foundation Awards $3,000 grant to Guam Volleyball Federation
The Grant will be used to partially fund the 2013 All-Island Middle School Volleyball Tournament

Tamuning, GU—The TakeCare Foundation awarded a $3,000 grant to the Guam Volleyball Federation on Monday, November 19, 2012.  The grant will be used partially fund the 2013 All-Island Middle School Volleyball Tournament.

According to Sandra Low, Guam Volleyball Federation president, “The public and private middle school volleyball teams currently compete in separate leagues and through the years, the desire for an ‘all-island’ tournament has been expressed by all respective coaches.”

“TakeCare’s management and employees encourage living active and healthy lifestyles for both adults and our youth.  Our Foundation felt that this program will enhance the health and wellness of our community at large,” said Sylvia Duenas, TakeCare Foundation chairperson.  “We anticipate the success of the tournament and hope that other organizations will support the Guam Volleyball Federation and its tournaments for years to come.”

The Foundation is comprised of employees of TakeCare Insurance and the FHP Health Center who are devoted to charitable and educational causes that enhance the health, wellness and welfare of individuals, families and our community.  It is unique because it is employee-driven.  TakeCare and FHP employees play a major role in assisting with the contributions and the selection process.  Through their kind donations, recipients of the grant are able to fulfill their mission and goals that in turn benefit the entire community.


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