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GRMC hosting Shriners pediatric clinic on Guam this week

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

Guam Regional Medical City is hosting the Shriners Hospitals for Children–Honolulu in conjunction with the Department of Public Health & Social Services.

The Shriners’ fifth clinic is being held at GRMC. It began on Monday and will run until Friday, Oct. 6.

During this visit, the Shriners Honolulu Medical Outreach Team is scheduled to see 40-50 current select pediatric patients per day with orthopedic conditions, burns, and spinal cord injuries.

Additionally, due to the high volume of scheduled patients for the week, referrals for new patients will be placed on a waitlist. No surgeries will take place during this visit.

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Craig Ono is leading a team of three, including Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Vena Joco, Outreach Coordinator Sandy Zukeran and Clinical Research Coordinator Rob Miyamoto.

The DPHSS will provide direct support under the leadership of Margarita Gay, administrator for the Bureau of Family Health and Nursing Services. (GRMC)

Parents or legal guardians of new patients will need to complete an application form, which may be picked up at 155 Hesler Place (former Guam Legislature building) in Hagåtña, Monday – Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m  Applications must include a copy of the child’s birth certificate, parent identification card, and proof of legal guardianship, if applicable.

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