First ever Filipino-owned hospital opens in United States territory

Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC), the first ever Filipino-owned hospital in United States officially opened. The grand opening was conducted, July 20, nearly 4 years after breaking ground, GRMC said. “The 130 bed acute care facility represents an investment of $240 million dollars by the Philippine-based The Medical City (TMC) whose President and CEO Dr. Alfredo Bengzon was on hand for the opening.”

TMC President and CEO DR. Bengzon encouraged the residents of Guam to embrace the TMC service philosophy of “Patients are Partners”. He added that health is every person’s right but it is also every person’s responsibility.

“GRMC is a gift of TMC and the Filipino people to the people of Guam. I encourage the residents of Guam to embrace TMC’s service philosophy of Patient Partnership, one that moved the patient from the periphery to center stage, defining for him a role as equal and empowered patient in the pursuit of his health,” he said.

In 2010 that TMC announced that it would be part owner and full operator of the first private hospital in Guam. GRMC’s services will be aligned with TMC’s centers of excellence and the Region’s specific health profile, featuring wellness, cardiology, medical oncology, endocrinology, pulmonology, neurology and other medical and surgical subspecialties.