About Us

The CNMI government established the Department of Public Health and Environmental Services in 1978 with Public Law 1-08. The current hospital opened in 1986, when the population was less than 20,000. In 2008, through Public Law 16-51, the Department of Public Health and Environmental Services was re-organized into a government corporation, which commenced operations in late 2011 as the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC).

The CHCC is governed by a Board of Trustees, currently headed by Chairman Juan N. Babauta, and is led by Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna.

The CHCC functions as an integrated healthcare system that brings together a wide scope of services including primary, outpatient, and inpatient care; ancillary services including laboratory, pharmacy, and physical therapy; population health services including public and environmental health; and mental and behavioral health services. Through this integration under a single organizational structure, the CHCC provides the majority of healthcare services in the CNMI.

Mission & Vision

Click here to read about the mission and vision of the CHCC.

CHCC Leadership

Click here to read about the leaders of our administrative and healthcare teams.

Board of Trustees

Learn more about the CHCC Board of Trustees and access the minutes from previous BOT meetings.


Learn about our external partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

A collection of frequently asked questions and their answers.

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Last Updated:3/4/2022