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GMH will respond to Joint Commission soon

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - By next week the Guam Memorial Hospital will have a response to the Joint Commission regarding the state of emergency declared at the Guam Memorial Hospital. The Joint Commission, which last summer granted accreditation to GMH, wants to know whether the quality of care is being compromised.

GMH spokesman Connor Murphy said, "It is having an impact for sure but then the question is to the degree of how much. If we know that we have to sometimes go with our second choice, but is it safe for our patients? Is it still good quality of care that's what they have to determine. How are we getting through this? That's what they want to know."

In the meantime, hospital officials are still waiting for signatures for the loan that was approved by the Guam economic Development Authority. The 12-million dollar loan we should note was half of what the hospital was actually approved to borrow. That's because the bank was only willing to loan the hospital that amount.

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