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Grant Thorton partners pay courtesy call on PHA execs

Grant Thornton, the independent auditors of the Public Hospitals Authority(PHA), recently took the opportunity to discuss relevant audit issues including internal controls and corporate governance.

Managing Partner Paul Andy Gomez stated that PHA performs a vital role in the development of The Bahamas by overseeing the provision of medical services to patients of every economic and social strata. He further stated that the firm’s partners are pleased that its significant investment in audit risk assessment tools and technology over the last five years places the firm in a unique position to audit entities like PHA that have complex operations.

Gomez and Kendrick K. Christie, partner-in-charge, assurance and fraud investigations, recently paid a courtesy call to PHA Chairman Veta Brown and PHA Managing Director Herbert Brown, at PHA’s corporate offices in Centreville.

The Public Hospitals Authority is responsible for the management of the three government-owned hospitals, namely the Princess Margaret Hospital and the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre in Nassau, and the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport. In addition to its mandate for public hospitals, the PHA is also responsible for the management and development of other areas of the public sector health services system, such as the National Emergency Medical Services, the Bahamas National Drug Agency and the Materials Management Directorate. Additionally, Community Health Services in Grand Bahama, together with the Rand Memorial Hospital, form a local health system, which is called the Grand Bahama Health System.

Grant Thornton Bahamas is a part of Grant Thornton International and is among the top seven international accounting and consulting organizations in the world, with 585 offices in 110 countries, 2,600 partners, and 30,000 employees worldwide.

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