GMH joins forces with the Attorney General to collect debts

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Guam Memorial Hospital
Guam Memorial Hospital (PNC file photo)

Guam – The Guam Memorial Hospital is getting some help from the long arm of the law in hopes of stabilizing its flatlining finances through collection efforts.

“If you have been contacted by GMH or any other government of Guam agency about money that you owe, we encourage you to arrange for payment,” Attorney General Leevin Camacho said.

The notice comes following a commitment by the Attorney General’s office to assist in collection efforts governmentwide.

Camacho said GMH is the third GovGuam agency to enter into a cooperative collection effort with the OAG, joining the Department of Revenue and Taxation and the Department of Administration.

“We have worked with Gov. Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov. Tenorio in prioritizing the collection of money owed to the government of Guam because we know that every additional dollar we collect can be put back into our hospital and our schools,” Camacho said.

The first set of collection cases was provided to the OAG on Thursday.

OAG advised individuals who owe money to the hospital “to contact them immediately to clear any debt, including those who have defaulted or breached on their payment plans.”

To make payment arrangements contact GMH at 648-7952 for more information or to clear outstanding balances.

Meanwhile those who have defaulted on a payment or wrote a bad check to GovGuam are encouraged to contact DOA to settle any outstanding financial obligations.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.