About Us

The CNMI government established the Department of Public Health and Environmental Services in 1978 by 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 and commenced operations in late 2011 as the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC). CHCC is governed by a Board of Trustees, currently headed by Chairwoman Lauri Ogumoro, and is led by Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna. CHCC is an integrated healthcare system, bringing together a wide scope of services (emergency medicine, obstetrics, postpartum 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, outpatient clinics, and public, environmental, and behavioral health services) under a single organizational structure. Through this integration, 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

The CHCC is led by CEO Esther Muna, CFO Derek Sasamoto, and Director of Medical Affairs Dr. John Tudela.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees consists of five members, appointed by the CNMI governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Administration & Corporate Support

Click here for Human Resources, Grant Funding, Health & Vital Statistics, Corporate Quality & Performance Management, Information Technology, Procurement & Supply, Facilities & Maintenance, Travel Notices, and Policy and Program Initiatives.


The CHCC works with a variety of partners, including the CNMI government, other CNMI businesses and organizations, and federal agencies.

Contact Us

Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. You can also submit comments anonymously.