Navy soon to grant GovGuam a license to use Eagle’s Field for hospital project

The government of Guam is expected to officially obtain by the end of the year the right to use Eagles Field in Mangilao, the proposed site of the government’s new hospital project, according to Lilian Perez-Posadas, CEO of the Guam Memorial Hospital.

Perez-Posadas said the Department of Navy has agreed to grant GovGuam a license for property use by December.

“It is centrally located so it will be accessible to people,” Perez-Posadas said in her presentation before the Rotary Club of Northern Guam during the group’s virtual meeting Wednesday.

“I know there are concerns regarding this location because it belongs to the military, but the military has given their commitment that they will give GovGuam the license to use that land for building a new hospital and medical campus,” she added.

The Army Corps of Engineers’ 2019 study estimated the project to cost $743 million.