The Commonwealth Health Center (CHC) on the island of Saipan is the sole provider of comprehensive health care services and the primary health care facility (hospital) that provides a wide range of preventive (public health) and curative health services aimed at protecting and improving the health and quality of life for the people of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. It is the vision of CHC to deliver and provide our community with quality health care services and patient safety experience.
CHC is an 86-bed, Medicare-certified hospital that opened in 1986 and was expanded in 2007. The hospital’s scope of services includes emergency medicine, obstetrics, post-partum care, nursery, adult and neonatal intensive care, surgery, general medicine, pediatrics, nursing, physical therapy, respiratory care, radiology, medical social services, dietetic and food services, medical laboratory, pharmacy, hemodialysis, mental health and various outpatient services. We are a busy community hospital, with more than 60,000 outpatient visits each year. The hospital is also very full, with a daily census nearing 90% of capacity.
The Commonwealth Health Center strives to maintain full staffing of its health care workforce through recruitment, retention, and building local capacity. It is our mission at Commonwealth Health Center to be dedicated in providing and delivering compassionate, safe, quality and skilled healthcare to the people of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Health and Safety is CHC’s business.