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GTA Gives Back to Guam Memorial Hospital with Digital TV Service this Holiday Season

December 7, 2018

Donation includes $31,500 worth of services, labor and equipment

Tamuning, Guam (Wednesday, November 21, 2018) GTA kicks off their annual "Be the Gift" campaign, teaming up with the Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association to make the season a little brighter for patients at the Guam Memorial Hospital.

The local telecommunications company announced that it has upgraded the hospital’s network infrastructure and deployed its IPTV system in the newly renovated medical surgical ward located on the 3rd floor of the hospital. The donation provides in-room Digital TV service entertainment with access to standard definition programming for its patients and guests, which plays a significant role in creating a more comfortable environment for patients and their family members.

Andrew Gayle, GTA Chief Operating Officer says, "GTA is proud to continue our support of the Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association. Our partnership displays a great example of our caring culture and business philosophy in action. By supporting our local hospital through equipment purchase and capital projects that help enhance the service and treatment of patients and residents, we hope to create a more comfortable and uplifting environment during what can be a difficult time, especially during the holidays."

The partnership with the Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association began in 2015 when GTA upgraded the infrastructure to bring their IPTV system and in-room entertainment services to the telemetry ward. GTA initially installed 26 digital set-top boxes in 19 rooms at that time. In 2018, GTA upgraded the delivery of its signal to fiber optic cable, rewired the hospital rooms with CAT5 cable, and added an additional 50 set-top boxes in 33 rooms to complete coverage in the surgical ward on the third floor. This most recent commitment, several months in the making, covers approximately $31,500 in services, labor and equipment.

Peter John Camacho, GMH Administrator, says, "GMH would like to express our sincere gratitude to GTA and their employees for their dedication and sheer hard work to improve the environment in which our staff and patients deliver care. We look forward to a continued relationship with GTA, one that will benefit and improve environments of care for our patients, family, and the community as a whole."