Joint Commission Has More Questions for GMH

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Guam – The Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation has requested more information from Guam Memorial Hospital following its suprise visit on January 13th.

That visit came in the wake of reports of supply shortages caused by the hospital’s on-going financial troubles.

GMH Spokesman Connor Murphy says the Joint Commission has asked for further information on the hospital’s compliance with various standards relating to patient care and safety. Murphy says this latest inquiry is standard procedure and the hospital is fully co-operating.

He does not believe there is any reason to think that GMH’s accreditation is threatened.

Murphy also said the the Attorney General has completed its review of the terms of the $12 million dollar loan that GMH badly needs to pay its vendors.

The terms still must be approved by the GMH Board. The money is not expected to be in hand for at least another 2 weeks.