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More info sought from GMH for accreditation

by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Guam Memorial Hospital will have to wait a little bit longer before getting an official word on whether it will receive full accreditation this time around. Spokesperson Connor Murphy says the hospital recently heard back from the Joint Commission on Accreditation, which asked for more information relative to standard of patient safety and care.

"We're going through this as an initial applicant," Murphy confirmed.  "Even though we had accreditation 26 years ago, we're starting from the beginning again and since we're going through this as an initial applicant, they wanted to get some more evidence on how we're meeting all those standards and all their elements of performance. We're going to be working on submitting it to them as soon as we can and once we give that to them, they'll come up with their official decision."

The Commission gave GMH 60 days to turn in necessary documentation. Murphy says they're working on preparing paperwork for submission in hopes to send it out as soon as possible. Once all documents are submitted, he says the Commission will review and make the announcement shortly after.

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