Location Profile

Dededo, Guam

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Dededo, Guam
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
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Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Dededo, Guam, and offers state-of-the-art medical care. Known for its care in cardiac health, stroke care, diabetic care, and other illnesses, the facility is a leader in the area with a full range of medical services.

Community Overview

The U.S. island territory of Guam features 19 villages with Dededo being the most-populated. Nearly 90% of Guam's residents live in Dededo. Guam has much to offer including premier shopping, world-class activities, beautiful beaches, and exciting cultural events. Dededo and the rest of Guam are a splendid place to live. It's relaxed and laid back, perfect for families. One of the best features of Guam is its food. The cuisine of Guam reflects its blend of Chamorro influences from the Pacific, Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Guamanian BBQ is a particular delicacy and every restaurant has its own special recipe. Due to the size of the island, Guam is very easy to travel, especially by car or the local bus system. Each village, including Dededo, has routes available. Some hotels also offer free shuttles to various parts of the island that are popular with tourists.

Learn more about Dededo at the village website and explore Guam at the official island website.

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The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) serves the entire island and features 41 schools total. The village of Dededo features 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school.

All students in the GDOE are expected to wear uniforms. The teacher-student ratio for Guam's schools is 14 to 1, which is lower than the United States' national average of 16 to 1. Several teachers in the district have been recognized for their teaching excellence with a Presidential Award for Excellence and 90% of the schools are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The curriculum of the island's public schools integrates the basics of math, reading, and other core subjects while exploring the innovative field of STEM subjects. Over 80% of the students who attend Guam's public high schools graduate. There are also 20 different private schools on the island, including Pacific Christian Academy, a K-12 school in Dededo.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

Dededo and the rest of Guam offer a great array of shopping options.  The island of Guam is only 30 miles/50 kilometers long, so it's easy to drive throughout the island for all kinds of shopping destinations. Micronesia Mall in Dededo is the biggest shopping mall on the island. Micronesia Mall features over 100 shops, boutiques, including department stores like Macy's and Ross, plus an indoor amusement park and movie theater. Just 14 minutes away is Premier Shopping Outlets, located in Tamuning, Guam. Here, you can find value-priced goods from brands like Guess and Levi's. Tamuning is also the home of The Plaza Shopping Center, an upscale shopping destination with over 30 boutiques. The Chamorro Village Market is in Hagatna, and it's a bustling open-air market with locally-made goods, art, fresh produce, and plenty of delicious cuisines. Open every day, the market is most busy on Wednesday nights, which features a special event of vendors and cultural performances.

Guam's culture is perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of the island. A large portion of the island's cultural heritage consists of the Chamorro people, who have lived here for over 4,000 years. Their influence can be found in music, dance, and art around Guam, adding to the character of the island. Start your tour of this rich culture with a visit to the Guam Museum and Educational Facility in Hagatna, Guam. The facility offers an engaging permanent exhibit about the Chamorro people, as well as temporary exhibits about various topics. Learn more about the island and its people with a trip to the Sagan Kotturan Chamoru Cultural Center which houses more artifacts, art, and features heritage classes.

You can learn even more about the diverse culture of Guam through its events. One of the most popular is the Guam Micronesia Island Fair, a 3-day annual celebration with regional cuisine, artists, performers, and experts. The annual fair welcomes tens of thousands of people and is a major part of the local culture. Each year the Guam International Film Festival is held to showcase world-class international filmmaking, including entries from creators in Guam.

The island of Guam is a slice of paradise, surrounded by water, and featuring over 40 beaches. Its year-round tropical climate means you can enjoy the sun, sand, and surf nearly any time of year. Glistening sands and sparkling waters await for kayaking, snorkeling, and other water sports. Ypao Beach Park is one of the best beaches and perfect for families. Jump in and go snorkeling or simply take a swim then run around on the beach playground.  The Valley of the Latte Adventure Park is situated along the Talofofo and Ugum rivers, and taking the park's Adventure River Cruise is the prime spot to see breathtaking views of the land. Want to see the island's marine inhabitants? Fish Eye Marine Park gives you an intimate look at the marine life of Guam through a variety of exciting activities. The park's Underwater Observatory gives you two ways to see the beautiful coral reef without getting wet. You can view the underwater action from one of the observatory's 26 windows, and see over 200 different tropical fish species. Cross the ocean bridge of the preserve and you'll get an overhead look at the dazzling water and its inhabitants.  While at the Marine Park, you can also go eco-snorkeling, go on a cruise to spot dolphins, and take in a cultural show that evokes many of Guam's traditions. For the times when Guam's rivers and the Pacific Ocean aren't enough, there are water parks to enjoy. Tarza Waterpark features 10 slides while Onward Waterpark offers a zipline, wave pool, and several slides. Guam's lush landscape even includes waterfalls ranging from the easily-navigated to routes for experienced hikers. You can also hit the links on Guam, as the island includes 7 publicly-accessible golf courses including Guam International Country Club in Dededo.

Guam is rich in diversity and offers more than 15 Filipino restaurants, including the popular chain Jollibee. Around 24% of the population is Filipino and the language is common. However, the biggest population group is Chamorro.

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Crime Rate

Dededo and the island of Guam overall if safe for families. Guam's police department has over 300 officers sworn to protect the island's residents and visitors.

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