The Swinfen Charitable Trust received a private donation made on behalf of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation Hospital, Saipan, in the Northern Mariana Islands so we thought we’d provide some information on this great hospital, in a place most of us have probably never heard of!
Although situated in an idyllic tropical paradise, the CHCH is resource limited, sometimes basic equipment is hard to come by and the medical professionals use all their skills and initiative to solve complex issues, which is where Telemedicine comes in: SCT provides access to consultants and specialists from all over the world, 24/7.
And a message from our donor: “Although it is technically a US territory, the Northern Mariana Islands are remote and physically isolated, making referral for specialty care difficult or impossible. 40% of our residents are also not US citizens and thus ineligible for many services those on the mainland can take for granted. The SCT consultants have provided us with an invaluable service, often superior to that which is available in rural mainland America”.