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CHCC acquires state-of-the-art medical equipment

COMMONWEALTH Healthcare Corp. Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna announced that they have purchased $1.8 million worth of state-of-the-art medical equipment.

The equipment was shown to Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres, Vice Speaker Janet Maratita, Rep. Vinnie Sablan and Rep. Larry Deleon Guerrero in the CHCC conference room on Thursday.

According to Muna, the medical equipment includes four infant Giraffe warmers with a monitoring system, a patient-monitoring system and cardiac monitor, including  software and training.

The governor reiterated that they will allocate funding to acquire more medical equipment for the hospital as he thanked Muna for making an effort to update the hospital’s patient-care facilities.

Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres poses with Rep. Vinnie Sablan, Vice Speaker Janet Maratita, Rep. Larry Deleon Guerrero, CHCC CEO Esther Muna and hospital staff during a demonstration of  newly acquired medical equipment.  Photo by Lori Lyn C. LirioGov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres poses with Rep. Vinnie Sablan, Vice Speaker Janet Maratita, Rep. Larry Deleon Guerrero, CHCC CEO Esther Muna and hospital staff during a demonstration of  newly acquired medical equipment. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

“It just shows that we are prioritizing what we need,” he added.

Muna said they have been using equipment 15 to 20 years old.  “This is a 1986 building [referring to the hospital]. Some of the equipment actually came with the building.”

She said an upgrade was necessary to improve patient care.

For example, she said, a fetal monitoring system such as the Giraffe warmers will “eliminate the need to transfer a baby from bed to bed and reduce the potential for clinical problems that can result from interrupted patient thermal regulation and other things that can affect physiological stability.”

She added, “It is convenient for the patients and convenient for the nurse that takes care of them. It can provide real-time data that you can collect on that patient. The idea is to improve patient care to create efficiency. We are  excited about informing the community that their hospital now has these things.”