1956 - The Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic was constructed.


1969 - The groundbreaking for the new Clinic facility took place on a 10-acre land in Tamuning.

1970 - Dental services were open.

 

1972 - Medical soon followed.

 

 1973 - Optometry services were offered. 


1997 - The Eye Clinic was opened.

1997 - Off-campus Physical Therapy & Wellness Center.

Milestones

MILESTONES

 

1945               Two American servicemen, Henry Metzker and Bob Beckett, arrived on Guam and helped establish the first Seventh-day Adventist Church on the island. Beckett was a nurse with the 204th Army General Hospital in Hawaii, and his military outfit pitched tents to function as a hospital for war casualties. These first Seventh-day Adventist members on Guam held worship services in a tent given to them by the commanding officer of the U.S. Army, and subsequently moved the worship services to the home of then-Congressman Manuel Ulloa.

 

1956               Construction began for a tin-roof structure to serve as the Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic. The land on which the Clinic stood, was donated by Ana T. Gay and was located in Hagatna Heights. Only one doctor, Dr. Raymond Barker, served the Clinic at that time. The Clinic included three Examining Rooms, one Laboratory, and a small waiting area.

 

1957               Dr. Leslie Smart subsequently joined Dr. Barker to help launch the medical clinic. The Clinic became fully operational with the arrival of the late Mrs. Violet Clark Cruz, the first missionary nurse of the Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic. She subsequently became a nurse practitioner in 1983 and served many patients for 15 years before she retired to care for her ailing husband.

 

1966-1969    Groundbreaking for the present Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic took place on its present site on Ypao Road in Tamuning. As there was no further possibility for expansion in their former quarters in Hagatna Heights, the ten-acre site was envisioned to accommodate a full-service Clinic.

 

1970-1972    Dental services were open to patients in 1970, with expanded Medical services in 1972.

 

1973               Optometry (eye) services were offered to Clinic patients.

 

1997               A new Eye Clinic was opened to accommodate the ever-growing community need for vision services.

 

                        Also in 1997, the Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic offered new Physical Therapy and Wellness programs for the community.

 

2017               Today, the Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic offers the following services, staffed by top-notch providers in the community:

 

                        MEDICAL: The Clinic employs five full-time family practice doctors, one Urgent Care physician with Emergency Medicine experience, one Endocrinologist, and one Infectious Disease provider. Additionally, our part-time providers include one general surgeon, one orthopedic surgeon, and one pediatric cardiologist. There are also four full-time Physician Assistants on staff.

 

                        Our Obstetrics and Gynecology team consists of one OB-GYN physician and one certified Nurse Mid-wife.

 

                        Additionally, the Clinic welcomes “relief” providers throughout the year who provide much-needed relief for our current providers or provide high-demand specialty services (e.g., dermatology).

 

                        DENTAL: The Dental team currently employs one full-time dentist, and one part-time dentist with pediatric specialization. The department also includes four dental hygienists.

 

                        EYE: The Eye Department includes one ophthalmologist, and three optometrists. Our Eye laboratory has recently upgraded its equipment to make high-quality prescription lenses on island.

 

                        PHYSICAL THERAPY: The department includes one doctor of physical therapy, and two physical therapists. Their services include therapeutic exercise; manual therapy; and physical therapy modalities used to treat conditions such as muscle & joint pain, sports- or work-related injuries, and neurologic conditions.

 

                        WELLNESS: Popular services offered to the community include nutrition-based programs such as: 7-Day Detox; 7-Day Shape-up; Newstart; Diabetes Education classes; and Diabetes Support Group. Additionally, the department periodically offers Smoking cessation classes. The department includes two dietitians.

 

                        PHARMACY, LABORATORY, RADIOLOGY: These three ancillary services are available to our valued patients who are seeking healthcare under one roof.