Joint Commission Makes Surprise Inspection of GMH In Wake of Financial Woes


Guam – A member of the Joint Commission on hospital accreditation sprung a surprise visit on Guam Memorial Hospital today [Thursday].

Last month the Joint Commission contacted the hospital to inquire whether recent reports of financial trouble had affected patient care.

GMH sent its response in last week and today the inspection.

GMH Spokesman Connor Murphy says the joint commission inspector is doing what’s called tracer surveys. That is tracing the care of patients from entry to discharge.

Murphy said he does not expect that the inspection will affect the hospital’s accreditation,  which GMH just re-gained last year after 26 years without-it.

Murphy said he is confident that the hospital is still providing safe, quality care.