“The Joint Commission is granting your organization an accreditation decision of Accredited with an effective date of January 08, 2016. The Joint Commission is also recommending your organization for Medicare certification” – Joint Commission Accreditation Division COO Mark Pelletier
GRMC Earns Joint Commission Accreditation
Guam Regional Medical City has earned accreditation from the Joint Commission which has also endorsed corresponding certification for GRMC from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
In a letter to GRMC CEO Margaret Bengzon, Joint Commission Accreditation Division COO Mark Pelletier writes:
“Based upon the submission of your evidence of standards … and the successful on-site unannounced Evidence of Standards Compliance Followup … The Joint Commission is granting your organization an accreditation decision of Accredited with an effective date of January 08, 2016. The Joint Commission is also recommending your organization for Medicare certification” effective January 8th as well.
CEO Bengzon thanked the Joint Commission for their rigorous but fair evaluation of Guam’s new hospital, saying the results demonstrate GRMC’s compliance with stringent federal regulations governing patient care and safety. She paid tribute to the dedicated efforts of GRMC’s clinical and administrative staff, as well as thanking Governor Eddie Calvo, Congresswoman Madeline Bordallo, the Guam Legislature and the regulatory agencies of GovGuam for their support.
“This decision validates the quality of care that we are providing at GRMC and is proof of our commitment to excellence in the service of our patient partners,” said Bengzon. “We are now pleased to extend our services to the beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, the Veterans Administration and other federal health insurance programs.”
“It’s an important milestone,” said GRMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mike Cruz, “but it’s only the beginning. We will continue to strive for excellence in cardiac, cancer and diabetic care and to raise the overall level of health care for the people of Guam and our region.”