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CHCC acquires state-of-the-art medical equipment

By Lori Lyn Lirio COMMONWEALTH Healthcare Corp. Chief Executive Officer Esther Muña has recently announced the procurement of a US$1.8 million worth state-of-the-art medical equipment for the CHCC run medical facilities. According to Muña, the medical equipment were earlier presented to Saipan Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Representatives Janet Maratita, Vinnie Sablan and Larry Deleon […]

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There is a gap between healthcare and ordinary folks in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio THERE is an existing gap between ordinary folks and healthcare in Saipan, according a Fil-Am intern of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. Abigail Dimaano made this observation during her internship at the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC). She said her observation confirmed her desire to want to pursue either medicine or […]

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Diabetes situation in Saipan “quite serious” – CNMI Public Health official

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE diabetes situation in the Commonwealth of northern Marianas is “quite serious.” Thus said Public Health’s Medical Director Dr. Phuong Luu during an interview where she also emphasized that managing that debilitating disease is also the patient’s responsibility. “One out of five adults in the CNMI was diagnosed with diabetes,” Dr. […]

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DoCoMo Pacific donates US$50K to CHCC

By Lori Lyn Lirio DOCOMO Pacific, a telecommunications company, donated US$50,000 to the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation for developing and maintaining an Electronic Health Records system for patient care in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. DoCoMo Pacific-CNMI General Manager Dino Manning said last June 6 donation is the first installment of the US$250,000 total donation […]

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Hospital in Saipan going solar

By Lori Lyn Lirio A SOLAR power system will be soon be implemented in the hospital operated by the government-run Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation in Saipan to make it less dependent on non-renewable energy. This after it was revealed that during last month’s CHCC Board of Trustees meeting, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands’ Department of […]