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Friday, February 4, 2011

FHP Health Center opens new clinic at TSL Plaza

THE FHP Health Center Saipan formally opened the doors of its new location on the second floor of the TSL Plaza in Garapan yesterday morning.
From left, Century Insurance president David Sablan, clinical nurse manager Rose Grino, clinic supervisor Nora Sablan, Gov. Benigno R. Fitial, Public Health Secretary Joseph Kevin Villagomez, Father Ryan Jimenez, and Tan Holdings president Jerry Tan cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the new FHP Health Center at the TSL Plaza in Garapan yesterday. Photo by Raquel C. Bagnol The new 5,195-square foot clinic has eight examination rooms, a pharmacy section, comfortable treatment rooms and a spacious reception area.
Gov. Benigno R. Fitial, in his short message during yesterday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, said the opening of a new health facility with state of the art equipment is a good development for the people of the CNMI.
“This is another indication that the CNMI, despite the economic challenges, continues to have developments not only in terms of tourism but also in health care,” Fitial said.
With the new facilities, Fitial said FHP is now better  equipped to offer higher quality service to patients.
Public Health Secretary Joseph Kevin Villagomez said partnership with the private clinics in providing health care to the residents of the CNMI helps a lot in light of the financial burdens the government health services are going through.
“We look forward to continue working with the private clinics to help provide access to medical and health care services for the people,” Villagomez said.
Doctors and professionals at the FHP Health Center are Dr. Daniel Lamar who has been serving the Saipan community for over 15 years specializing in general family medicine including obstetrics; Dr. Nathan C.Y. Tan, a family practice physician who has practiced in Wisconsin, Hawaii and the CNMI, and whose specialty places emphasis on wellness; and prevention, certified physician’s assistant Lone B. Stephens who has been serving Saipan community for over five years; certified nurse/midwife Roca Q. Sablan who brings with her over 11 years of experience from the Commonwealth Health Center; and other skilled professionals.
Clinic supervisor Nora Sablan said  regular operations at the new FHP clinic will start on Monday, Feb. 7, with specialists rotating between Guam and Saipan to serve the patients.
FHP clinical nurse manager Rose Grino said they look forward to more years of serving the community.
FHP Health Center has been operating on Saipan for the past 22 years and was formerly located at the First Hawaiian Bank Building on Beach Road for the past 15 years.
FHP Clinic/TakeCare is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. Walk-in and appointments are accepted.
For more information, call 235-0994, fax 234-3742, or email www.takecareasia.com. (published Here)

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