The Guam Memorial Hospital Authority has a new pediatrician.
dr. Born in Buffalo, New York, Heidi Griffiths joins Dr. Jose Hernandez and Dr. Robert Leon Guerrero, according to a press release.
In addition to completing her pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Griffiths most recently at Washington University, where she worked as a clinical instructor at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division.
“I am delighted to join the GMHA medical team. I’m far from home, but the warmth of this community, and especially the hospital, makes the distance less and less noticeable,” said Dr. Griffiths. “As a pediatrician, I look forward to serving the youngest residents of Guam.”
dr. Griffiths received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from the University at Buffalo, where she also completed her medical degree.
“She has moved to Guam with her dog Goose and is looking forward to hiking, snorkeling and exploring the beautiful culture of the island,” the release reads.
“We are delighted Dr. Griffiths to our medical staff. As physicians, our number one priority is the well-being of our patients and I know that Dr. Griffiths will ensure that our island’s youngest patients are cared for,” said Dr. Annie Bordallo, GMHA Associate Administrator, Medical Services.
In addition to the full-time pediatric staff, GMHA also has a rotation of community physicians who support pediatric care in the hospital, including: Dr. Amanda del Rosario, Dr. Milliecor Fojas, Dr. Dennis AA.
Sarmiento and Dr. Michael Um, who also chairs the Joint Conference and Professional Affairs Committee of the GMHA Board of Trustees.
“What a thrill to add incredible, capable talent to our pediatric team. Guam has a significant child and youth population, and as our population continues to grow, we know that reliable, consistent health care from an early age will lead to healthier adults with a better quality of life,” said Dr. Amanda del Rosario, GMHA Pediatrics Department Chair.
GMHA continues to recruit physicians, nurses and other specialist medical personnel in our relentless pursuit of providing the absolute best healthcare for the Guam community.