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Hospitals In Metro Manila

by pinay2007
hello po...i don't know if these is the right thread since puro pix naman ng hospitals ang nandito pero somehow related naman in a way...i would like to request if anyone can upload a picture of the location of the NCLEX testing center in manila? thanks po.

  • ^^ Wednesday, August 15, 2007
    NCLEX Manila Location
    http://www.office-space-for-lease-montreal.com/images/9_trident_tower_gilpuyat_makati.jpg

    Directions to Pearson-Vue Professional Centers-Manila, Philippines

    From Buendia LRT Station take a Guadalupe-bound jeepney. Trident Tower is located immediately after the old Shell Maya station, just off the Ayala-Buendia stoplight. Examinees coming from EDSA (Buendia MRT or Guadalupe Tulay) should take an LRT-Taft-bound jeepney and a light just before the Ayala Avenue - Malugay intersection. Those coming in from Ayala Avenue should walk towards Buendia via Geronimo Street (RCBC Plaza and Metrobank GT Towers)





    NCLEX - Manila Address:
    http://richelle-rn.blogspot.com/

    27th floor, Trident Tower
    Senator Gil Puyat Avenue,
    Makati City
    Telephone - +612 9478 5400 (EXT. 3)


    Here is the map:

    Click: http://www.yellowasp.com/makatimap/
    Pearsonvue-Manila Map


    GOODLUCK!!! Hope this Helps. :)
    - portludlow, 7 years ago
  • WOW! thanks a lot PORTLUDLOW!
    - pinay2007, 7 years ago
  • University of Santo Thomas Hospital Development Plan 2006-2009

    http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g268/nayki_22/usth2009-2006.jpg

    http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g268/nayki_22/usth22009-2006.jpg



    http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g268/nayki_22/usthospitaldemolish.jpg
    ^^
    Mukhang malapit na simulan 2, dinedemolished na yung mga old structure na dating nakalagay dun sa pagtatayuan ng bagong hospital building for Medical Tourism. My nagsabi sa akin na taga USTH na 17 Floors daw ung circle na structure sa unang pic.

    hahaha, On hold po ngaun ang project na to..haha
    - kaelthas18, 7 years ago
  • Bakit naman, parang kailangan natin iyan ah. A big expansion on one of the best tertiary hospitals in that area. Walang Pera ang mga Dominican?? Parang hard to believe or iba lang ang priority.
    - bustero, 7 years ago
  • Any articles or pictures of the Lourdes Hospital in Sta. Mesa?
    - kuyageezer, 6 years ago
  • may development ba sa Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital??
    - lightsaber46, 6 years ago
  • When I was in Tagaytay (2months ago) I saw a signage "AUF Medical Hospital" I think yung Adventist school ang owners nito, pero wala pa kong nakitang construction activity. Is anyone familiar with this Hospital and other details?
    I think that's in Silang, Cavite. :)
    What does their AUF stand for? In Angeles, Pampanga, there's this AUF (Angeles University Foundation) Medical Center.
    AUF or Adventist University Foundation (or Philippines) the school is along the road leading to Rotonda in Tagaytay.


    AUP stands for Adventist University of the Philippines, formerly named Philippine Union College, a tertiary educational institution owned and operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The campus is located in the barrio of Puting Kahoy in Silang, Cavite. The school relocated from its former campus in Baesa, Caloocan City in the late 1970s through the early 1980s. The reason for the establishment and building of the medical center was in preparation for the University's plan to put up its own medical school.
    - kiretoce, 6 years ago
  • hahaha, On hold po ngaun ang project na to..haha

    nathan uy? kaw pala yan! hahaha...


    Bakit naman, parang kailangan natin iyan ah. A big expansion on one of the best tertiary hospitals in that area. Walang Pera ang mga Dominican?? Parang hard to believe or iba lang ang priority.

    nagkaroon kase ng issue, regarding kase sa mga pari and the donors ng hospital... kase parang naging iba na purpose ng mga pari for building it... basta kasama na money issues rin... will look and scan the article regarding that sa varsitarian... kaya ayun, nag resign ang bagong elect na rector... if i know, inalis talaga yun...
    - ishtefh_03, 6 years ago
  • http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/7934/10122007933mm6.jpg

    http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/2589/10122007930xu5.jpg

    http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/3082/10122007931ai5.jpg

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    - Waldenstrom, 6 years ago
  • It's getting nicer, good for MMC.
    - thomasian, 6 years ago
  • From The Medical City - Nursing Tower 2 [16F|hos|pro] - Pasig (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=15894766#post15894766) thread.

    Finally, the bare wall of the Nursing Tower 1 will be covered, thank God, no more issues about Medical City having a bare wall as opposed to the BGC-based hospital on the rise. The third tower that was put on hold will now be built.

    http://www.pharmacychoice.com/News/article.cfm?Article_ID=69238

    Medical City constructing P600-M tower
    10/8/07
    Business World (Philippines) via NewsEdge Corporation

    The Medical City will spend P600 million to build a second nursing tower on its 1.4-hectare property along Ortigas Ave. in Pasig City, an official of the hospital said.

    In a recent interview, Margaret A. Bengzon, head for strategic services, said that the tower would have 16 floors and 300 rooms and is aimed at providing more patient service facilities.

    She noted that Medical City was nearing maximum utilization, with more than 80% of its rooms being occupied.

    The project will be completed September 2009.

    The capital expenditure will come from internally generated cash and loans from banks.

    "It is going to be a mixed kind of financing. We just refinanced our syndicated loan, which is a P1 billion worth. That allowed us to free up more cash," Ms. Bengzon said.

    The Medical City will also use the proceeds from the sale of its former site in Ortigas Ave. to Gokongwei-led Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) for the project.

    Operating for 40 years, The Medical City is a tertiary health care facility owned and operated by Professional Services, Inc.

    The facility is composed of two towers joined by a podium and bridgeways.

    The existing 15-storey nursing tower is currently fitted for 500 beds while the future second nursing tower offers capacity for an additional 300 beds.

    In a separate interview, Benpres Holdings Corp. President and Chief Operating Officer Angel S. Ong also said The Medical City will need over P1 billion for expansion to add 200 rooms that will bring 650 rooms to the hospital.

    Benpres has an 18% stake in Medical City's parent company.

    Also part of the hospital's expansion plan is to add to its satellite clinics. The Medical City has clinics - which deliver full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to ambulatory patients - in Antipolo City, Pasig City, Fairview, Cainta, Marikina and Congressional Road in Quezon City.

    Ms. Bengzon said the hospital was looking at opening a satellite clinic in Pampanga after it opened in Lipa, Batangas.

    "We definitely want to be a national network," she said.

    "The idea is to have a national franchise; this is the basis of taking the organization to the public," she added.

    Asked whether The Medical City has plans of expanding overseas, Ms. Bengzon said the hospital was considering international markets with a big concentration of overseas Filipinos like Japan, Korea, Guam, Micronesia and other US territories.

    "The thing about health care is you need to be in touch with what is happening in the world," she said.

    She also said, however, that the Philippines was The Medical City's priority market.

    "Filipinos are our first priority that they have access to quality health care," she said.

    Asked if the company was planning an initial public offering, Ms. Bengzon said that it was still too early to discuss a potential public listing.

    She also said that The Medical City was unfazed by the entry of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. in rival Makati Medical Center.

    "I don't think we don't have to be afraid of competition since it stimulates us and helps us dream bigger. The stronger the individual hospitals are, the stronger the Philippines is. It is not a good thing to have a lousy Filipino hospital," she said.

    <<Business World (Philippines) -- 10/09/07>>

    Copyright © 2007 Business World Publishing Corporation, Source: The Financial Times Limited
    - thomasian, 6 years ago
  • anyone of you heard about a Hospital being built in Batangas, I heard it's huge. Can someone verify this.
    - lightsaber46, 6 years ago
  • The World-Citi Medical Center on Aurora Boulevard, Quezobn City claims to be the first hospitel in the country...

    http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/28970/2492576770101994864S600x600Q85.jpg



    The World-Citi Colleges building wheer they offer courses in the medical profession...

    http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/30691/2329390520101994864S600x600Q85.jpg
    - icarusrising, 6 years ago
  • http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/6608/01202008063al8.jpg
    1/20/08
    New Makati Medical Center-Annex
    - Waldenstrom, 6 years ago
  • ^^oh wow, so ginagawa na pala yun annex. haaay mabuti naman.
    - le Reine, 6 years ago
  • Yup!!! This massive building will house high-tech operating rooms, delivery rooms/nurseries, laboratories and diagnostic centers. It will be completed this year. :)
    - Waldenstrom, 6 years ago
  • Yup!!! This massive building will house high-tech operating rooms, delivery rooms/nurseries, laboratories and diagnostic centers. It will be completed this year. :)

    So MMC is out of the hole?
    - ruralvillage, 6 years ago
  • ^^ Yes! :)

    http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/5700/mmcos5.jpg
    When life is on the line, experience matters at MMC (http://www.makatimed.net.ph/?q=node/1244)
    - Waldenstrom, 6 years ago
  • ^nagundergrad ka rin basa sociology
    - tigidig14, 6 years ago
  • ^^ Nope. I took up Bio major in Human Bio

    http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/8143/01242008086td1.jpg
    According the director, in the next 8 months, the hospital will be in construction frenzy. The de la Rosa entrance will be renovated and will serve as the main entrance/lobby this year. Also, the circular ramp at Amorsolo will be demolished. They well also start renovating doctor's clinics this year.

    Any updates on St. Luke's-BGC? Thanks!
    - Waldenstrom, 6 years ago
  • ^^ The pics that I posted in the St. Lukes thread... http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=456238&page=6

    01.20.08

    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/ofngol/2008/102_9384x.jpg

    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/ofngol/2008/102_9383x.jpg

    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/ofngol/2008/102_9381x.jpg
    - thomasian, 6 years ago
  • ^^ That's great! Thanks! The expansion of MMC and the establishment of SLMC-BGC will surely decongest major hospitals in the metro.
    - Waldenstrom, 5 years ago
  • January 27, 2008

    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i37/llaurenversion3/stlukes3.jpg...
    - TheRick, 5 years ago
  • ^^ that hospital is so big.. i bet it would be difficult for warding and making rounds...
    - leechtat, 4 years ago
  • ^^ But there are separate building for the beds, the medical arts building, and others. They won't have to go around all the buildings.
    - thomasian, 4 years ago
  • ^^ that hospital is so big.. i bet it would be difficult for warding and making rounds...

    I agree! But I'm sure SLMC-BGC will hire many resident doctors and nurses to compensate for the size. :)
    - Waldenstrom, 4 years ago
  • Just curious....what's the largest hospital in the metro? I'm talking about bed capacity, not square footage.
    - kiretoce, 4 years ago
  • ^^ It is the Philippine General Hospital with 1,500 beds. :)
    - Waldenstrom, 4 years ago
  • Asian Hospital’s P1.86-billion loan okayed
    http://www.bworldonline.com/BW020108/content.php?id=041

    ASIAN HOSPITAL, Inc., owner and operator of Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Alabang, will enter into a loan agreement with International Finance Corp. and Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG) for new loans amounting to P1.855 billion.

    The amount, the company said, would be used to fund its expansion program and refinance existing debts.

    In a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Asian Hospital said the authority to enter into a loan arrangement was approved by its board of directors in a meeting held on Jan. 25.

    The board also authorized the issuance of 312.28 million additional common shares out of the unissued authorized capital stock of the corporation in the amount of P1.13 per share or a total of P352.88 million.

    This issuance is "conditional on the commitments" by the lenders under the loan agreement and subject to the exercise of preemptive rights by all stockholders of the corporation as of Jan. 15.

    "The condition imposed for obtaining the new loans is the infusion of additional equity into the corporation as a key source of additional funds for the expansion program," Asian Hospital said.

    Neptune Stroika Holdings, Inc., a stockholder of Asian Hospital, will subscribe to all the additional shares not taken up or subscribed to by other existing shareholders of the corporation. Neptune Stroika owns 12.8% of the corporation.

    Lead arranger

    In its Web site, IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, said it was going to extend to the hospital a P1.26-billion loan.

    "IFC has been invited by Asian Hospital to be the lead lender and arranger for the project and provide a peso denominated loan of up to P1.260 billion," IFC said.

    In 2001, IFC invested $25 million in Asian Hospital for the construction and operation of the 247-bed private tertiary hospital.

    IFC said that the hospital "has reached or is quickly reaching" its effective capacity in several service areas.

    "To address this, it is planning to enhance its operations and expand its outpatient and inpatient facilities," IFC said.

    It added that the hospital "plans to normalize its debt structure through the refinancing of the majority of its existing debt," adding that the project is estimated to cost P3.06 billion.

    "Bumrungrad International Ltd. will participate in the equity financing for the project," IFC added.

    Through its subsidiary Bumrungrad International Philippines, Inc. (BIPI), Bumrungrad International has a contract to manage the hospital. BIPI is the largest shareholder in Asian Hospital with a 32.7% stake.

    Besides BIPI and Neptune — which is also 40% owned by Bumrungrad International — other investors are Insular Life (15.4%), the Filinvest group (9.0%), Healthcare Delivery Systems (3.6%), and a group of individual doctors led by one of the hospital’s founders, George Garcia. Mr. Garcia holds a 10.7% stake in the hospital.

    Asian Hospital said it would use the money raised to fund its P740-million capital expense program for 2008 and 2009.

    "The first phase [of the program] will focus on expanding the outpatient capacity and room conversion to increase private single rooms with estimated cost at P158 million," it said.

    Phase two, meanwhile, will add a hospital tower and capacity for outpatient as well as for inpatient facilities.

    Construction will start in the third quarter and be completed by early 2010.

    Asian Hospital and Medical Center is the first major private hospital with tertiary care facilities in the southern Luzon corridor of metropolitan Manila. It officially began operations on March 15, 2002.

    The 253-bed capacity, state-of-the-art medical center stands on a 17,258-square-meter campus that houses the main hospital and the medical office building. It has over 900 employees and 160 outsourced staff.

    DEG, a member of KfW Bankengruppe (KfW banking group), is one of the largest European development finance institutions for the promotion of the private sector. — R.A.M. Rubio
    - lightsaber46, 4 years ago
  • The University of the East is the latest among the University Belt schools that will also establish a branch in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

    http://www.cocktales.com.ph/category/moneygoround/page/5/
    -----------------------------
    kelan naman kaya ito??
    - lightsaber46, 4 years ago
  • ^^ You mean U.E. Hospital?
    - Waldenstrom, 4 years ago
  • OT: Jeff, kilala mo si Yayo from La Salle?

    Hindi pa ako nakapasok sa St. Luke's (hayan para hindi OT :lol: )
    - tyronne, 4 years ago
  • Yeah, I know her. Nameet ko sya sa chat years ago. Pano mo sya nakilala?
    o ayan OT talaga!!! :lol:
    - Waldenstrom, 4 years ago
  • She's my co-worker haha! :lol: Nagulat siya nung nakita ka nya sa Friendster ko. Pano raw tayo nagkakilala, sabi ko through SSC. Small world :D
    - tyronne, 4 years ago
  • February 10, 2008

    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i37/llaurenversion3/citycenter.jpg
    :)
    - TheRick, 4 years ago
  • The University of the East is the latest among the University Belt schools that will also establish a branch in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

    http://www.cocktales.com.ph/category/moneygoround/page/5/
    -----------------------------
    kelan naman kaya ito??

    ^^ You mean U.E. Hospital?


    The University Belt branch of the University of the East doesn't have a hospital. The University of the East Ramon Magsaysay branch is the one that has the hospital. So will the Sta Rosa satellite campus have a hospital? Kasi yung UERM Hospital nga nila hindi magawa-gawa yung expansion na matagal nang plano, kaya tuloy tinabi muna nila yung scale-model na may added high-rise tower sa likod nung existing hospital.
    - thomasian, 4 years ago
  • Tropical Disease Foundation-Makati Medical Center (http://www.makatimed.net.ph/?q=tropicaldisease)

    The Tropical Disease Foundation is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization founded in 1984 dedicated to the pursuit of research, service. and training in tropical infectious diseases so that all may enjoy their right to health. It was in 1987 that Dr. Constantino Manahan became Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the foundation. Since then, it has functioned inder the auspices of the Makati Medical Center, through a memorandum of agreement jointly signed for the MMC by Dr. C.P. Manahan and Dr. Raul G. Fores. Dr. Manahan who became the foundations's first chairman of the board was replaced, upon his demise, by Dr. Romeo H. Gustilo. The current president is Dr. Thelma E. Tupasi.

    The Foundation has vigorously pursued its service, research, and training program. Its most significant undertaking has been the 1997 Nationwide Tuberculosis Prevalence Study on behalf of the Department of Health (DOH). Five Editions of the handbook Guidelines on Antimicrobial Therapy have been published in peer-reviewed international and national journals. To honor the memory of its late chairman, yearly C.P. Manahan Lectures have been organized with outstanding international and national speakers on various topics. It has nine graduates from its Fellowship Training Program. As part of the continuing medical education of the graduates, the first postgraduate circuit course in six weeks was undertaken in June 1999. On behalf of MMC, the Foundation has launched the tuberculosis treatment service program in collaboration with the Department of Health and Barangay San Lorenzo with the establishment of the MMC- Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course Clinic (MMC-DOTS).

    http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/5804/trop1dw2.jpg

    http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/2168/trop2xr3.jpg
    as of 2/11/08. Under construction in front of Makati Medical Center-ER

    http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/7415/tdfbldghx6.jpg

    With Makati Medical Center, Medical Plaza Makati & Tropical Disease Foundation, this area is becoming a major medical complex. :)
    - Waldenstrom, 4 years ago
  • Renovated hospital offers better services
    http://www.mb.com.ph/MTNN20080218117229.html


    Jean Fernando

    Pasay City residents can now expect better medical services from the Pasay City General Hospital (PCGH) following the inauguration of the renovated PCGH last Friday, Mayor Wenceslao Trinidad said yesterday.


    The mayor said before the renovation, the seven-floor hospital only had a 50-bed capacity which was not enough to accommodate patients.

    The hospital now has 300 beds with more beds expected in the future. The extra beds were put on the three top floors of the hospital which had been unused prior to its renovation.

    Trinidad said the hospital used to occupy only the first four floors of the building due to lack of medical equipment.

    He thanked Rep. Lito Roxas for contributing a total of P15 million for the renovation of the city’s lone public hospital and the upgrading of its facilities.

    He said Roxas’ support will go a long way in giving city residents better medical care.

    "This is the advantage of having a representative who shares the same sentiments. There is a synergy in our common goal of ensuring that the health and welfare of our constituents is taken care of," Trinidad said.

    The mayor said the city government is planning to spend P10 million of its funds to further upgrade the medical services and facilities of the hospital.

    anyone here have seen the upcoming Quezon City General Hospital?
    - lightsaber46, 4 years ago
  • 02.15.08
    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/ofngol/2008/DSCN0924x.jpg (http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/ofngol/2008/?action=view&current=DSCN0924x.jpg)
    - thomasian, 4 years ago
  • ^^ such a mammoth hospital in BGC. i really hope that it will really look modern contrary to its rendered designs.
    - _zner_, 4 years ago
  • ^^awesome :banana:
    - tonyboy, 4 years ago
  • Thai medical coup (http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=business6_mar24_2008)

    The Thais, in partnership with the Singaporeans, have quietly taken majority control of the Philippines’ most modern medical center, the Alabang-based Asian Hospital.

    According to official documents, the Bangkok-led Bumrungrad International now controls 53.2 percent of the 258-bed medical center as a result of additional equity injection into the capital-short hospital.

    As of end-2007, Bumrungrad International controlled only 45.5 percent of Asian Hospital. Bumrungrad, in turn, is 31.5 percent owned by the Bumrungrad Hospital of Thailand and 19.5 percent by the Singaporean government holding company Temasek.

    It is not immediately clear which Filipino group was diluted as a result of the latest capital call.

    As of early 2007, Asian Hospital founding medical director Jorge Garcia still held 11 percent; Insular Life, 16 percent,; Filinvest Group, 9 percent; and the so-called physicians’ group, 21 percent.

    Early this year, the Bangkok parent called for a 450-million baht additional capitalization for Asian Hospital to lower its gearing and prepare the medical facility to finally build a planned second, 14-story tower.

    The additional capitalization is on top of the $30-million loan extended by the World Bank’s International Finance Corp. last month to refinance the hospital’s existing debt as well as help fund the construction of the second tower.

    From the original target of 400 beds, Asian Hospital has scaled down to 346 in-patient bed its planned capacity when the first two floors of the second tower opens in 2010.

    This year, the hospital, which reported a net income of P40 million for 2007, even plans to shrink its capacity to 253 beds by converting several rooms into larger, higher-yielding suites for its VIP clientele.

    Not many Filipinos know it, but, in addition to the Asian Hospital, Bumrungrad also controls Asian Renal Care, the largest chain of dialysis clinics in the country, with 10 facilities already up and running by end-2007.
    - kiretoce, 4 years ago
  • who cares if they build more hospital, make it larger,
    if theyre not so credible as what our hospital is , then theyll just gonna sit in their capital
    or take hospital patient that arent profitable by sponging them around their area
    big dont mean, more profit

    what pnas should invest is, be the best in cancer research
    thats where the money is


    not only that theyre controlling renal
    w/c could mean theyre profitting for illegal marketing of kidneys
    world bank should look into that
    - tigidig14, 4 years ago
  • ^^ such a mammoth hospital in BGC. i really hope that it will really look modern contrary to its rendered designs.

    ^^ And provide affordable yet quality service.
    - ruralvillage, 4 years ago
  • ^^ And provide affordable yet quality service.

    i agree, st lukes is a little bit affordable from other bigtime tertiary centers.
    i bet this hospital will have a bed capacity of more than 500. this medical center is indeed huge! one thing i worry about is the traffic flow in the coming years.. i've heard the medical city will expand its bed capacity from 500 to 800 by constructing a third building catering mostly to special medical fields such as oncology. :cheers:
    - IslandSon.PH, 4 years ago
  • i agree, st lukes is a little bit affordable from other bigtime tertiary centers.
    i bet this hospital will have a bed capacity of more than 500. this medical center is indeed huge! one thing i worry about is the traffic flow in the coming years.. . . .

    Oo nga. Dayl sa traffic, baka lumala lalo ang sakit bago makarating sa ospital.

    St. Lukes - QC has this traffic problem but has been unsolved because of constant stream of sick people seeking medical attention. I'm hoping that St. Lukes - BGC will address this issue.
    - ruralvillage, 4 years ago
  • Does someone know Dr. Sunga of St. Lukes? He is a toxicologist
    - skyphire, 4 years ago
  • http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/9357/mmchp6.jpg
    Makati Med docs looking at St. Luke's-BGC :D

    SLMC-BGC will decongest patients around central metro manila. at the same time, MMC will have more time to be a premier private medical research institution in our country. i'm really excited with the developments. :)
    - Waldenstrom, 3 years ago
  • ^^ asan ka diyan??
    - kyle@1008, 3 years ago
  • ^^ Di mo siya makita. Nasa gitna siya ng mga female MDs. :lol:
    - ruralvillage, 3 years ago
  • ^^ asan ka diyan??

    wala. ako lang kumuha ng pic. hehe.
    - Waldenstrom, 3 years ago
  • Cardinal Santos Medical Center
    Wilson Street, San Juan
    4/7/2008

    http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/6201/2975822560101994864S600x600Q85.jpg

    http://inlinethumb02.webshots.com/18305/2658114100101994864S600x600Q85.jpg

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    http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/22366/2917963370101994864S600x600Q85.jpg

    http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/30820/2992004680101994864S600x600Q85.jpg
    - icarusrising, 3 years ago
  • wow ganda na
    - jcb, 3 years ago
  • lalo na yung cancer institute sa ground floor. sobrang ganda! masasabi ko, CSMC yung prettiest hospital in the metro.
    - Waldenstrom, 3 years ago
  • ^^ Good for medical tourism. :)
    - ruralvillage, 3 years ago
  • the hallways of csmc are much like the hallways of the medical city.. but latter is more vibrant though..
    - IslandSon.PH, 3 years ago
  • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/432052605_56cb1cda17_b.jpg
    by Jimmy Dumlao II, MD (http://flickr.com/photos/jdumlao_md3/)
    - Waldenstrom, 3 years ago
  • hospital on the rise: St Luke's at BGC, April 20th

    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i37/llaurenversion3/urbanity/52eb221c.jpg
    - laquacherra, 3 years ago
  • MAKATI MEDICAL CENTER now has Pneumatic Tube System!

    http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5995/hcscarriersbluesmallry5.jpg
    swisslog (http://www.swisslog.com/index/hcs-index/hcs-systems/hcs-pts.htm)
    sNorqvuBbE0
    YbFNwbRoMKo
    KSnZ3zN9OWM



    Pneumatic tubes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumatic_tube), also known as capsule pipelines or Lamson tubes, are systems in which cylindrical containers are propelled through a network of tubes by compressed air or by vacuum. They are used for transporting physical objects.

    In Makati Medical Center, it will be used to transport laboratory results, specimen samples & medicines. I don't have any photos of MMC Pneumatic Tube now but the videos above are very similar to it.

    COOL!!!
    - Waldenstrom, 3 years ago
  • ^^Oh, nice! Just like Costco.
    - tyronne, 3 years ago
  • Cool. Do you have a picture of their laboratory? Must be one of the coolest in metro hospitals.

    MAKATI MEDICAL CENTER now has Pneumatic Tube System!

    http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5995/hcscarriersbluesmallry5.jpg
    swisslog (http://www.swisslog.com/index/hcs-index/hcs-systems/hcs-pts.htm)
    sNorqvuBbE0
    YbFNwbRoMKo
    KSnZ3zN9OWM



    Pneumatic tubes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumatic_tube), also known as capsule pipelines or Lamson tubes, are systems in which cylindrical containers are propelled through a network of tubes by compressed air or by vacuum. They are used for transporting physical objects.

    In Makati Medical Center, it will be used to transport laboratory results, specimen samples & medicines. I don't have any photos of MMC Pneumatic Tube now but the videos above are very similar to it.

    COOL!!!
    - thomasian, 3 years ago
  • newly renovated old Makati Medical Center building, ground floor, near the De La Rosa entrance

    http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/9697/image175dw3.jpg
    http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2128/image176pd9.jpg
    http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/5702/image177cw3.jpg
    http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8823/image174ym1.jpg
    http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/928/image178ow7.jpg
    They're making waterfalls on the wall in this side.
    I'll post photos of the new cafeteria soon. Now, they're currently renovating 4th-5th floor and the old building facade as well. The new annex looks green and glassy.
    - Waldenstrom, 3 years ago
  • ^^sa wakas naman. :lol: nagfreak-out ako nung una akong nakapasok diyan sa sobrang luma, seriously.
    - le Reine, 3 years ago
  • ^^ hehe ako din. I find the design very Filipino, homey and inviting. :)
    - Waldenstrom, 3 years ago
  • ^^well, maganda na yung pagkarenovate niya ngayon. I wish i could go there someday... hahaha sino kayang ihohospital nun? :lol::bash: sama ko. :lol:
    - le Reine, 3 years ago
  • I find it better than the renovation of Cardinal Santos. Very classy.
    - thomasian, 3 years ago
  • hospital on the rise: St Luke's at BGC, April 20th

    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i37/llaurenversion3/urbanity/52eb221c.jpg

    Juskolord! This is gigantic! As in lahat yan sa St. Luke's BGC lang, Ate Lauren???
    - kevinb, 3 years ago
  • THE MEDICAL CITY, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City


    http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/9176/nagkasakit2cz9.jpg

    http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/7853/nagkasakit3qn2.jpg

    http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/9498/nagkasakit4js0.jpg
    - tj_brewed, 3 years ago
  • http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/6169/dsc02559dh0.jpg
    The New Tropical Disease Foundation-Makati Medical Center (in front of the ER)

    http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1883/dsc02558hl7.jpg

    http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/7548/dsc02561ae6.jpg

    http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/6816/dsc02563rb1.jpg
    Thew new annex building will house the diagnostic center and operating room complex.

    http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/6922/dsc02562rb0.jpg
    The old MMC building also being renovated. They're now currently renovating the 4th-5th floor and the ground floor.

    http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3504/06032007037rz0.jpg
    De La Rosa view

    http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/4276/06032007039lz2.jpg
    Main lobby

    http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/6919/06032007040hx1.jpg
    De La Rosa entrance now under construction

    http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/8446/06032007041bd0.jpg
    The New Makati Medical Center rendering

    http://img483.imageshack.us/img483/3257/06032007043vk7.jpg
    Not that big but will be very beautiful. ;)
    - Waldenstrom, 2 years ago
  • thats why competition works..mmc was the last hospital built in makati in 1969 (except for ospital ng makati) and became dilapidated...unitl st,lukes fort threatened to take all their patients and now we have 2 hospitals in the makati/taguig area...it always happens.we win
    - sloanesquare, 2 years ago
  • ^^ For sure, the St. Luke's-BGC will get a big share of the bulk of the patients around this area. This will not be a loss to MMC as it will have more time to do its campaign to be a premier medical research institution in the future. It is now strengthening its ties with Stanford University Hospital & other major hospitals in Singapore, Hong Kong & Europe. :)
    - Waldenstrom, 2 years ago
  • The UP-Philippine General Hospital
    Manila

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/479410658_bc57b3e715_o.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/218/479426457_a217bee640_o.jpg

    Photos by cb_agulto (http://flickr.com/photos/cb_agulto/479410658/in/set-72157600163724277/)
    - icarusrising, 2 years ago
  • The UP-Philippine General Hospital Cancer Center
    Manila

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1264/857860448_fe03c3f695_o.jpg

    Photo by drquimbo (http://flickr.com/photos/legrandbleu/857860448/)
    - icarusrising, 2 years ago
  • UP-Philippine General Hospital
    Manila

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/252/449486895_540a5aadf9_b.jpg

    Photo by Jimmy Dumlao II, M.D. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdumlao_md4/449486895/sizes/l/)
    - icarusrising, 2 years ago
  • The National Kidney and Transplant Institute
    Diliman
    Quezon City

    http://images.icarusrising.multiply.com/image/11/photos/44/500x500/1/IMGP2668.JPG?et=%2Cnc1VBhkXI4s1rBnb5iV%2Bg&nmid=99403712

    Some other pictures from the NKTI site...

    http://www.nkti.gov.ph/images/template_objects/pics/about/board1.jpg

    http://www.nkti.gov.ph/images/template_objects/pics/new_pics/Welcome%20NKTI(Homepage).jpg

    http://www.nkti.gov.ph/images/template_objects/pics/icu%20lounge%20(Final-2).jpg

    http://www.nkti.gov.ph/images/template_objects/facilities_amenities/Executive%20Suite(Room%203001)A.jpg

    http://www.nkti.gov.ph/images/template_objects/facilities_amenities/Executive%20Suite(Room%203001)b.jpg

    Some info from the NKTI site...

    About NKTI


    The National Kidney and Transplant Institute is a tertiary medical specialty center with a significant history relevant to the medical profession in the Philippines. It is the center for referral of kidney patients from various regional hospitals in the nation and is recognized as the lead agency in voluntary blood services. In its 22-year existence and operations, the Institute’s medical achievements and milestones are comparable to any specialty hospital in the world.

    Formerly known as the National Kidney Foundation of the Philippines (NKFP) , the Institute has a three-fold mission : Service, Training and Research primarily for the benefit of the Filipino people afflicted with kidney and allied diseases and to secure the well-being of the people by providing them with the specialized health and medical services.


    Location and Structure


    National Kidney and Transplant Institute sits in the center of a 58,899 square-meter lot, along East Avenue in Quezon City, bordered by greenery screening the main building structures from the surrounding bustling avenues. This gives the patients and visitors the ease of commute and travel and also ensuring tranquility amidst the bustle of the city. This area is very accessible to all types of land transportation. ( Maps and Directions )

    The Institute itself is 2-storey structure with three buildings (Main, Annex and Dialysis Center) connected to each other. The Main Building houses most of the Cost Centers and where the Administrative offices can be found. The Annex Building encloses the recently opened Marcos Wing and the Radiology Dept (MRI and CT Scan centers), Center for Special Services and also the ER Dept. In the Dialysis Center, you can find the Out-Patient Dep’t., Hemodialysis and CAPD centers, HOPE office, Medical Records office and the clinics (third floor) of all our Medical Specialists.

    Source (http://www.nkti.gov.ph/index.php)
    - icarusrising, 2 years ago
  • I miss NKTI. :(
    - Waldenstrom, 2 years ago
  • Makati Medical Center... ang ospital ni doc jeff :)

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h141/oboi_1/mmc.jpg


    the annex - underconstruction
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h141/oboi_1/mmc-annex.jpg
    - oboi, a year ago
  • Thanks merl! :D kino-connect na yung new annex building sa old building. :)
    - Waldenstrom, a year ago
  • I miss NKTI. :(

    The National Kidney and Transplant Institute
    Diliman
    Quezon City

    http://images.icarusrising.multiply.com/image/11/photos/44/500x500/1/IMGP2668.JPG?et=%2Cnc1VBhkXI4s1rBnb5iV%2Bg&nmid=99403712



    ^^ that's where i would have had my externship, if not for a better business opportunity that got in the way.. i love this hospital too.. nice and clean.
    - leechtat, a year ago
  • ^^ What do you mean? Were you in medical profession before? :)
    - Waldenstrom, a year ago
  • University of Santo Tomas Hospital
    Manila

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3101/2285842818_0c76197a26_o.jpg

    Photo by: Paul Quiambao (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3101/2285842818_0c76197a26_o.jpg)
    - icarusrising, 11 months ago
  • 5 state hospitals up for integration (http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=politics1_june23_2008)

    A plan to build a world-class medical tourism facility within Quezon City’s north and east triangles is encountering opposition from health workers.

    The plan, spelled out in a Health Department resolution, calls for the integration of five state-owned hospitals into the Philippine Center for Specialized Health Care. Health workers branded the plan as a subtle means to trim the workforce in the five state hospitals and enable the government to engage in profit-oriented venture, sacrificing the welfare of indigents.

    The creation of PCSHC will serve as the centerpiece of the government’s medical tourism program that aims to earn more dollars, according to the Health resolution, whose avowed goal is “to maximize the advantages arising from a commonality of hospital services and facilities.”

    Health Secretary Francisco Duque, four of his undersecretaries and members of the board of trustees of the specialized hospitals signed the resolution.

    The four specialized hospitals, namely the Lung Center of the Philippines [LCP], National Kidney Transplant Institute [NKTI], Philippine Heart Center [PHC] and Philippine Children’s Medical Center [PCMC], along with the East Avenue Medical Center will be placed under one management, according to the plan.

    The state-of-the-art PCSHC will form part of the proposed QC-Central Business District’s downtown hub which will have medical, training, science and other institutional locators integrated with commercial and residential developments.

    Sources privy to the plan said the hospitals that are up for integration will remain where they are and become mere departments of the PCSHC which will likely hold its main office either at the present LCP or NKTI premises. All these hospitals are just a stone-throw away from each other, along East Avenue and Quezon Avenue.

    The source could not give an estimate of the cost of the integration plan, which will cover transfer of facilities and the procurement of modern hospital equipment.

    The Health resolution stated that “to maximize the economic and other advantages arising from the commonality of certain hospital services and facilities among the participating health institutions, it was deemed necessary to restructure and integrate their services and resources and other areas of mutual concerns.”

    The integration program was bolstered by the issuance of Executive Order 620 and 620-A signed by President Arroyo in May 2007 and September 2007, respectively. It will be spearheaded by the Urban Triangle Development Commission, which is tasked to convert the East and North triangles, including the Veterans Memorial Medical Center and the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, into a central business district.

    EO 620-A expanded the coverage and functions of the TriDev Commission, which was tasked, among others, to “review, evaluate, and/or integrate available urban development plans from the national government and the Quezon City government.”

    These “available urban development plans” include the World Bank’s study on the “preparation of a comprehensive framework plan for the development of a central business district for Quezon City” and the study made by the Gleneagles Medical Development Corp. that delved on the integration of government hospitals in Manila and Quezon City.

    As the Health resolution created a special committee to study the integration program, Gleneagles Corp., a foreign firm, was tapped to determine if the plan was feasible. The study, however, has yet to be completed. It focused on the creation of a Women’s Medical Center by lumping together Fabella Hospital in Manila, and Lung Center and East Avenue Medical in Quezon City.

    The Gleneagles study said the Women’s Medical Center will become another specialty hospital to be located within the premises of LCP. It will also fall under the wings of the PCSHC.

    “The decision and confirmation of Fabella Hospital and East Avenue’s Obstetrics and Gynecology department being transferred into the (LCP) will be greatly acknowledged and appreciated by all Filipinos,” the study said. The plan did not push through.

    Under the original proposal, PCSHC was to be managed by a corporate board composed of government and private sector representatives. The five major hospitals would only become departments of the proposed PCSHC.

    Only recently, the Lung Center Employees Association composed of some 800 hospital staff disclosed an alleged plan to “discreetly” integrate LCP and NKTI after the LCP Board decided in a resolution to donate 11,150 square meters of its property to NKTI. Likewise, the Board decided to trim NKTI debts to LCP from P4 billion to only P300 million, representing rent.

    “The integration plan is now in the works, albeit, discreetly,” said LCPEA president Emmanuel Asis.

    The blueprint for the integration plan remained unfinished, pending the outcome of studies by the DoH ad hoc committee and because of strong opposition from thousands of health workers and union members who fear displacement once the integration plan took effect.

    The DoH resolution stipulated that most services and facilities could be integrated even without the need for an enabling law. But the same resolution also tasked the ad hoc committee to “identify services and facilities which can only be integrated by legislative action.” Thus, House Bill 5741 was filed during the 13th Congress, entitled An Act Establishing the Philippine Center for Specialized Health Care Providing Funds for Its Administration and Support and for Other Purposes. It was authored by Rep. Antonio Yapha. Its Senate counterpart was SB 1118.

    EO 620-A, signed on Sept. 11, 2007, amended EO 620 that was signed in May last year. The former sought to speed up the tasks of the TriDev Commission where representatives from the Housing and Urban Development Council, office of the Mayor of Quezon City, National Housing Authority and Office of the President sit as officers and members.

    Although the planned integration plan was seen to attract more dollar-paying patients as part of government’s medical tourism program, it was viewed with a wary eye by thousands of government doctors and hospital workers.

    The Alliance of National Health Workers national president Emma Manuel told Standard Today that its members will oppose the plan, citing tenurial issues and the possibility that indigents could no longer afford the services of these specialized hospitals.

    “The integration or medical tourism program is a euphemism for privatization of these hospitals. It’s like having the government, which should be service-oriented, to compete with private hospitals and become profit-motivated,” Manuel said.

    The plan, according to Manuel, might lead to massive displacement of hospital workers from the five institutions.

    “The medical tourism program and integration’s main agenda is to generate more profit. More dollars from foreign patients. What happens to the poor patients we have around? That is the still unanswered question,” Manuel quipped.

    Each of the five hospitals will lose 800 workers once the integration comes into force, Manuel said.
    - kiretoce, 10 months ago
  • 2nd St. Luke’s hospital topped off
    By Louise M. Francisco
    Reporter
    http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/07152008/companies01.html

    St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) topped off its P9.5-billion hospital construction project in Global City, Taguig yesterday.

    The construction of the 14-story hospital within a 1.6-hectare lot started in March last year led by real-estate developer Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. and engineering and construction company, First Balfour Inc.

    “Our second St. Luke’s hospital will continue to be better-equipped than 95 percent of the hospitals in the United States as we aim to provide our clients the best facilities and medical treatment possible,” Jose Ledesma, SLMC’s president and CEO told the BusinessMirror in an interview.

    When completed, the hospital will provide employment to 2,000 medical professionals and 700 physicians. “We will start hiring employees, mostly nurses, this August.” Ledesma said. Full operations are expected to start in July 2009.

    Based on its structural plan, the hospital will have 600 beds and will have a medical arts building with offices for doctors, as well as parking space that can accommodate up to 1,400 vehicles and a helipad that can hold even a UH-1H large-sized helicopter.

    “It is almost done, only finishing touches are necessary for its completion,” said Ledesma.

    The hospital expects to serve patients not only from Metro Manila but also from other provinces as well as foreign patrons coming from Asia, Micronesia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

    In an earlier interview, St. Luke’s chief medical officer, Joven Cuanang, vowed to adhere to the same standards and quality of services as in the first St. Luke’s hospital while adding more advanced facilities for future patients.

    “We will have the first PET [positron emission tomography, which uses radioactive material to treat body abnormalities in tiny specs] scanning machine in the Philippines and [which is currently] only available in Singapore and Hong Kong hospitals,” said Cuanang.

    With P5 billion revenues last year turned in by SLMC in Quezon City, Ledesma is optimistic the new SLMC in Taguig will post the same growth as he pointed out plans to increase SLMC’s operations.

    “Having a total of 1, 200 patient beds will keep us growing. Yet we’re still planning to buy and create more hospitals to provide people more health access points,” he said, although he did not disclose details of the hospitals their company are planning to purchase.

    The country’s premier hospital aims to be one of the top five hospitals in Asia by 2010.
    - lightsaber46, 10 months ago
  • Makati Medical Center
    new annex building & renovation update
    July 15, 2008

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/071520081014.jpg
    bridge connecting the annex and the old building

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/071520081017.jpg
    side of the annex building

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/071520081018.jpg
    annex building - will house diagnostic labs/operating room complex

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/071520081019.jpg
    notice the new cladding on the old building. The whole MMC is turning green.

    Inauguration of the New Makati Medical Center will be on August 8, 2008.

    :cheers:
    - Waldenstrom, 9 months ago
  • The National Kidney and Transplant Institute
    Diliman
    Quezon City

    http://images.icarusrising.multiply.com/image/11/photos/44/500x500/1/IMGP2668.JPG?et=%2Cnc1VBhkXI4s1rBnb5iV%2Bg&nmid=99403712

    Some other pictures from the NKTI site...

    http://www.nkti.gov.ph/images/template_objects/pics/about/board1.jpg

    http://www.nkti.gov.ph/images/template_objects/pics/new_pics/Welcome%20NKTI(Homepage).jpg

    http://www.nkti.gov.ph/images/template_objects/pics/icu%20lounge%20(Final-2).jpg

    http://www.nkti.gov.ph/images/template_objects/facilities_amenities/Executive%20Suite(Room%203001)A.jpg

    http://www.nkti.gov.ph/images/template_objects/facilities_amenities/Executive%20Suite(Room%203001)b.jpg

    Some info from the NKTI site...

    About NKTI


    The National Kidney and Transplant Institute is a tertiary medical specialty center with a significant history relevant to the medical profession in the Philippines. It is the center for referral of kidney patients from various regional hospitals in the nation and is recognized as the lead agency in voluntary blood services. In its 22-year existence and operations, the Institute’s medical achievements and milestones are comparable to any specialty hospital in the world.

    Formerly known as the National Kidney Foundation of the Philippines (NKFP) , the Institute has a three-fold mission : Service, Training and Research primarily for the benefit of the Filipino people afflicted with kidney and allied diseases and to secure the well-being of the people by providing them with the specialized health and medical services.


    Location and Structure


    National Kidney and Transplant Institute sits in the center of a 58,899 square-meter lot, along East Avenue in Quezon City, bordered by greenery screening the main building structures from the surrounding bustling avenues. This gives the patients and visitors the ease of commute and travel and also ensuring tranquility amidst the bustle of the city. This area is very accessible to all types of land transportation. ( Maps and Directions )

    The Institute itself is 2-storey structure with three buildings (Main, Annex and Dialysis Center) connected to each other. The Main Building houses most of the Cost Centers and where the Administrative offices can be found. The Annex Building encloses the recently opened Marcos Wing and the Radiology Dept (MRI and CT Scan centers), Center for Special Services and also the ER Dept. In the Dialysis Center, you can find the Out-Patient Dep’t., Hemodialysis and CAPD centers, HOPE office, Medical Records office and the clinics (third floor) of all our Medical Specialists.

    Source (http://www.nkti.gov.ph/index.php)

    NKTI looks good. Interiors are similar to a hotel. :dj:
    - mygz14, 9 months ago
  • ^^ What do you mean? Were you in medical profession before? :)

    ^^ funny, just noticed this comment by you, sorry late reply..

    oo, RMT ako.. would have gone to med school if i was not in a more lucrative career..
    - leechtat, 8 months ago
  • ilang years pa ba x-md para matapos yang pagdoctor mo
    - tigidig14, 8 months ago
  • The New Makati Medical Center
    Inauguration 8-8-8

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/DSCI0056.jpg
    old building under renovation

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/DSCI0058.jpg
    Amorsolo St. entrance

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/DSCI0057.jpg
    New Annex building

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/DSCI0061.jpg
    Ayala Ave. side of the new annex building

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/DSCI0081.jpg
    Salcedo St. side of the old building starting renovation

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/DSCI0084.jpg
    De La Rosa St. entrance
    - Waldenstrom, 7 months ago
  • ^^Paganda ng paganda ang ospital ni jeff. :)

    Thanks for updating us. :)
    - oboi, 5 months ago
  • ^ Thanks! :) Yeah, not an eye-sore anymore. :D I notice that the new MMC's structure and color blends well with its surrounding buildings: like the glassy & green color to Medical Plaza Makati & RCBC and the "call-center-like" structure to People Support & Convergys. I just don't like the cream color though. I hope it's just 1st coating.

    I can't wait for the renovation of the circular building. That will be quite an iconic structure along de la Rosa imo. :D It's great that Makati will have a not-so-hospital-looking hospital :laugh:

    :banana:

    rendering:

    http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3504/06032007037rz0.jpg
    De La Rosa view

    http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/4276/06032007039lz2.jpg
    Main lobby

    http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/6919/06032007040hx1.jpg
    De La Rosa entrance now under construction

    http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/8446/06032007041bd0.jpg
    The New Makati Medical Center rendering

    http://img483.imageshack.us/img483/3257/06032007043vk7.jpg
    Not that big but will be very beautiful. ;)
    - Waldenstrom, in 4 months
  • Can't help but agree with you even more. :)

    Along with this, the realization of the rumor that a condotel will be built at the Campos property at the corners of Export Drive and Gil Puyat will make this part of Makati spunkier than ever!
    - oboi, in 5 months
  • ^ yeah! i forgot. the cream/mocha color will blend with your west of ayala too. :D
    - Waldenstrom, in 5 months
  • may slight differences sa rendering sa final execution, but still, MMC looks much much better! dyan ako nagpapalinis ng ears regularly :lol:
    - c0kelitr0, in 5 months
  • TYCOONS SEE THE FUTURE IN SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS (http://www.newsflash.org/2004/02/si/si002558.htm)

    MANILA, AUGUST 2, 2008 (STAR)
    BULL MARKET, BULL SHEET By Wilson Lee Flores -

    Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” — World’s wealthiest man, Warren Buffett

    Ignore the politicians; it’s still a great time to invest in the Philippines!

    First Pacific Group and PLDT/Smart chairman Manuel “Manny” V. Pangilinan is now buying hospitals nationwide and is emerging as the “Hospital King of the Philippines,” while “shopping mall king” Henry Sy of SM Group and BDO is buying banks and also, it seems, universities.

    It is no secret that one of the goals of self-made taipan Henry Sy is to be No. 1 in Philippine banking with his BDO and China Banking Corporation to eclipse leaders Metrobank Group of George S.K. Ty and Bank of Philippine Islands of his former landlord, the Zobel-Ayala clan.

    SM investing in Philippine education

    Will Henry Sy and his family become leaders in Philippine education, invest their funds and outstanding management skills in order to help upgrade overall standards of education and help benchmark our schools with Asia’s best? Will the Sy’s investments force other universities out of complacency and encourage them to keep up with modern times?

    After establishing Asia Pacific College with IBM as partner and his wife’s younger brother Dr. Paulino Tan as administrator, after becoming a major investor in his former alma mater Far Eastern University (FEU), Henry Sy has now recently purchased the 108-year-old National University located in Sampaloc district, Manila.

    Sources told this writer that a new eight-story NU building project will have its groundbreaking rites on July 31. The designer of this new building is top architect Jose Siao Ling and the contractor is New Golden City Builders.

    NU is the oldest privately-owned non-sectarian university in the Philippines, and its alumni include ex-President Fidel V. Ramos, the late President Carlos P. Garcia and the late writer N.V.M. Gonzalez.

    Once, at a dinner with Henry Sy, this writer told him that perhaps 100 or 200 years from now people may not remember him for his malls and banks, but his investments in schools may yet be his most lasting legacy. When he asked why, I mentioned the example of Singapore’s patriotic overseas Chinese taipan and the world’s “Rubber King” of the early 20th century, Tan Kah Kee, also known in Mandarin as Chen Jiageng. He is revered all over East Asia for having built and endowed the first privately-financed university in China in 1921, the beautiful seaside Xiamen University.

    Apart from galvanizing overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia to support China’s war against Japanese military invasion during World War II, Tan Kah Kee also built pioneering schools in 1913 in his hometown of Jimei in Fujian province, China, which became the modern-day Jimei University. A grandson of Tan Kah Kee is today one of Singapore’a wealthiest taipans, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. (OCBC) and Great Eastern Life Insurance boss Lee Seng Wee.

    Another patriotic overseas Chinese taipan is Hong Kong multi-billionaire Li Ka-Shing, who donated HK$2 billion for the founding of the 1.26-square-kilometer Shantou University in his ancestral hometown of Shantou in south China. Today, Shantou University has endowments worth HK$20 billion.

    Manny Pangilinan once told me that the world’s top entrepreneur he admires the most is Li Ka Shing, who used to have the same office building as he did in Hong Kong years ago, and MVP saw the workaholic and simple-living Li often going to office even on Sundays.

    Manny Pangilinan investing in hospitals and medical tourism

    On his recent 62nd birthday, First Pacific Group and PLDT/Smart Chairman Manuel “Manny” V. Pangilinan told me, “Yes, I am running in 2010” in response to my question about whether he had any plans to seek public office in 2010 as an alternative to all the politicians, lawyers and movie stars planning to run. However, before I could scribble down my notes, MVP added: “I’m running in 2010 in the Boston Marathon.”

    Congratulations to MVP for soon taking over management of Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) on Wilson Street, Greenhills, San Juan starting August 1. Named after the first Filipino cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church — Rufino Jiao Santos — this hospital used to be managed by the group of the late low-key ethnic Chinese tycoon Hilario Murillo, one of the leaders of the Lee clan association of the Philippines. Sources told this writer that the Archdiocese of Manila, owner of CSMC, will allow Pangilinan’s group to be interim caretaker for six months until a new long-term lease shall be awarded.

    MVP has also been running the Makati Medical Center for some years now and just recently bought 34 percent shareholdings in 39-year-old Davao Doctors Hospital for P500 million through Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC).

    Davao Doctors Hospital also owns 100 percent of Davao Doctors College, 30 percent of Davao Doctors Oncology Center Inc. and 82.5 percent of Allied Professional and Development Corp. MPIC also owns Medical Doctors Inc. (MDI), which operates the Makati Medical Center.

    Manny Pangilinan said his group is looking to acquire hospitals in the Visayas like in Iloilo City or Bacolod City, and since no hospital owner wants to sell in Cebu, his group is planning to construct a new modern hospital with a budget of P1.5 billion.

    The sunrise industry of medical tourism is one of his corporate goals. MVP said he wants all the hospitals his group is managing to have “a spa-like atmosphere” in order to help the sick recover faster and also to promote medical tourism in the Philippines.

    Let’s tap trillion-dollar medical tourism industry & others

    PricewaterhouseCoopers, an American consulting company, said residents of 24 countries in the world had spent US$2.7 trillion in 2002 on health care and that this spending is expected to reach US$10 trillion by 2020 based on estimated future growth of the world’s population aged 65 and above.

    Medical tourism should be one of the strategic goals of Philippine economic development plans. Instead of the Philippines exporting our talented, English-speaking nurses, caregivers and doctors-turned-nurses to hospitals and hospices worldwide, why don’t we invest in and develop world-class medical tourism facilities and bring the whole world here to our shores?

    It’s the same way with mining. Instead of our politicians and their rent-seeking cohorts or foreign carpetbaggers cornering all the mining rights of resource-rich Philippines just for fast-buck mass exports of raw minerals, why don’t we invest in modern processing factories here in the Philippines and export higher value-added products to the whole world?

    We should tell our politicians to come up with long-term strategic master plans on medical tourism, eco-tourism, alternative energy such as geothermal or solar; on agriculture, on aquaculture, on information technology and business process outsourcing; on mining and refining; and on entertainment, high fashion and other industries where the Philippine economy could be globally competitive, instead of just throwing away billions of pesos on politically expedient, short-term and simplistic-thinking subsidies!

    :cheers:
    - Waldenstrom, in 6 months
  • ^^ instead the church interfering with our political situation they should make these men mentioned above saints !

    Creating jobs and giving education a new level , investing in our future !

    Good good good :cheers: !!
    - Porknight, in 6 months
  • I agree. :yes:
    - Waldenstrom, in 7 months
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    - oboi, in 10 months
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    - oboi, in 10 months
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    - oboi, in 11 months
  • Asian Hospital is the pacesetter for all this hospitals modernization and venturing into medical tourism .
    - LhexiMont, in a year
  • http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/osmak.jpg
    Ospital ng Makati - Acute Care Center
    Metropolitan Avenue, Bel-Air, Makati City
    - Waldenstrom, in a year
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    St. Luke's Medical Center-BGC
    - Waldenstrom, in a year
  • http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h141/oboi_1/makati-0811b.jpg
    was there underground parking made under the new wing or has bed space increasesd but with the same number of parking spaces on the side lot? disaster
    - sloanesquare, in a year
  • was there underground parking made under the new wing or has bed space increasesd but with the same number of parking spaces on the side lot? disaster
    there is underground parking. the increase in the number of rooms is not that much though i don't have the figures. the new annex building will just house the diagnostic center and the operating room complex.
    - Waldenstrom, in a year
  • It's good that Makati Med , undergoes redevelopment and expansion at this point in time since St. Lukes -BGC will also open probably next year . At least they are prepared .
    - LhexiMont, in a year
  • there is underground parking. the increase in the number of rooms is not that much though i don't have the figures. the new annex building will just house the diagnostic center and the operating room complex.
    thats disappointing because in effect what it means is that since MMC was built in 1969, the only additional hospital for this part of town will be St Lukes Fort...which is the reason why occupancy is always 100% at MMC and it is highly dubious that these 2 hospitals will be enough for the population growth since 1969.. ...but obviously Manny Pangalinan as boss has said that the profitability of MMC is in outpatient care and not more beds...
    - sloanesquare, in a year
  • It's now confirmed that Medical City will be expanding its second nursing tower which had stopped construction at the fifth podium level. I noticed that they've already started its construction when we passed by Medical City recently.

    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/ofngol/2008/tmc_nt2.jpg

    news article from: http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/july/28/yehey/business/20080728bus8.html

    Medical City secures tax perks for expansion project
    -- Katrina Mennen A. Valdez

    THE Professional Services Inc. is eyeing to attract more medical tourists and local upscale health and wellness enthusiasts with its expansion of the Medical City in Pasig City.

    Margaret Bengzon, Medical City department head for strategic services, said in a briefing that the hospital would add 10 floors to its five-floor Nursing Tower 2, which would increase the hospital’s space by 10,000 square meters or another 250 rooms.

    “[We] are doing this to attract more patient-partners, and in order to accommodate more health and wellness enthusiasts,” Bengzon said.

    Bengson said patients are given a personalized health card to monitor their patronage and allow them to earn points for every visit.

    “At present [we] have more than 400,000 cardholders,” she said.

    Bengzon said the medical center plans to partner with some of the biggest and most reputable hospitals across the country to fully integrate and centralize its presence.

    “Right now, [we] already have eight satellite out-patient clinics, and [we] intend to add another two, one in Marikina City and another one in SM Manila before the year ends,” she said.

    The executive said the company is also serious in going public, but has yet to map out details of the same.

    The company bagged tax incentives and other perks from the Board of Investments (BOI) for the expansion of its health-care and wellness facility.

    The Medical City will infuse P1.582 billion from Benpres Holdings Corp., Splash Holdings and Insular Life Assurance to increase its capacity and improve its medical and wellness facilities as well as accommodate more medical tourists.

    The Medical City is an upscale tertiary care hospital that serves 40,000 inpatients and 380,000 outpatients a year.

    The government is encouraging the improvement, expansion, and establishment of healthcare and wellness facilities, which are entitled to tax incentives and other perks.

    The Medical City project will include the purchase of state-of-the-art medical equipment and introduce the latest medical and wellness-related services.

    Its first 15-storey Nursing Tower has a heliport and business center, and has 500 beds. The second Nursing Tower provides capacity for an additional 300 beds, while the expansion program will add 210 rooms or 250 beds.

    The 18 floors of the Medical Arts Tower house 280 doctors’ clinics and selected commercial spaces, such as banks, a restaurant, a food court, a convenience store, and gift shop. Located within the sixth floor Podium are diagnostic and intervention facilities, as well as support and administrative offices. The three-level basement parking accommodates over a thousand vehicles for clients and staff.
    - thomasian, in 2 years
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    St. Luke's Medical Center
    E. Rodriguez Ave., Quezon City
    - Waldenstrom, in 3 years
  • photo taken while on PUV(jeepney) ride.
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/2891445275_27bb18985a_b.jpg

    Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
    - Igsuonnimo, in 4 years
  • i really love the asian hospital. grabe ang daming foreigners sa lugar na yun. i just hope that we could build a spa/hospital that will revolutionize medical tourism. put it somewhere in palawan.
    - manila_eye, in 4 years
  • i really love the asian hospital. grabe ang daming foreigners sa lugar na yun. i just hope that we could build a spa/hospital that will revolutionize medical tourism. put it somewhere in palawan.
    there's an under construction hospital in Tagaytay...the Tagaytay Hospital and Wellness Center. :)
    - Waldenstrom, in 4 years
  • St. Luke's Medical Center
    Cathedral Heights
    Quezon City

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3275/2921483632_46f96f9d1b_b.jpg

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3074/2921483630_313e03c33a_b.jpg

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3158/2921389386_238e578af8_b.jpg
    - icarusrising, in 4 years
  • Makati Medical Center renovation updates:
    * 4-5th floor of the old/main building still under renovation
    * MMC is now closed to traffic from Ayala Ave. Alternative route: from Ayala Ave-turn right to Salcedo St. then turn right to De La Rosa St.
    * MMC ramp is now being demolished. Renovation of the old building lobby will start after it. It will have 3 escalators.
    * MMC annex is still under construction. I counted at least 2 escalators.
    * MMC main entrance/lobby is now open.

    Sorry I don't have any photos to share for now. :) It looks very minimalist yet ultra-modern and elegant! :D
    - Waldenstrom, in 4 years
  • Marikina Valley Medical Center
    Marikina Valley :lol:

    http://images.icarusrising.multiply.com/image/3/photos/119/500x500/39/IMGP3776.JPG?et=M4EcsMEFfkSLrEPL%2CUFc5Q&nmid=120306001

    http://images.icarusrising.multiply.com/image/2/photos/119/500x500/38/IMGP3777.JPG?et=DX2ey0Qt1hA%2CRpcHJnjWXQ&nmid=120306001
    - icarusrising, in 4 years
  • ^^ I like the color
    - Waldenstrom, in 4 years
  • The Philippine General Hospital now
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/252/449486895_540a5aadf9_b.jpg
    Jimmy Dumlao M.D. (http://flickr.com/photos/jdumlao_md4/)
    - Waldenstrom, in 4 years
  • Marikina Valley Medical Center
    Marikina Valley :lol:

    http://images.icarusrising.multiply.com/image/3/photos/119/500x500/39/IMGP3776.JPG?et=M4EcsMEFfkSLrEPL%2CUFc5Q&nmid=120306001

    http://images.icarusrising.multiply.com/image/2/photos/119/500x500/38/IMGP3777.JPG?et=DX2ey0Qt1hA%2CRpcHJnjWXQ&nmid=120306001

    I like that one, maganda naman sya sa loob (although I'd prefer that they switch to warmer lighting for a more hotel-y effect), malinis, the crowd is good, free guarded-parking on their parking-lot to the right of the hospital (last year pa yun, ewan ko lang ngayon), and it smells new (well, last year pa rin yun ha, ewan ko lang kung amoy bago pa rin ito ngayon :lol:). :D
    - thomasian, in 4 years
  • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3146/2993815767_fac9894fdf_b.jpg

    Victor R. Potenciano Medical Center
    - Igsuonnimo, in 5 years
  • more known as Polymedic. St Luke's looks massive! nice photos guys. thanks for sharing! i was not able to take photos of MMC entrance. it's very cold inside. there's now a link from the new lobby to the old buildings. the entrance at dela rosa was also renovated.
    - Ph Man, in 5 years
  • Makati Med at center
    http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/408/30374360424983291ae2olgzk1.jpg
    by RvdBrugge (http://flickr.com/photos/rvdbrugge/)
    - [dx], in 5 years
  • the illusion of a 1st world city is dashed by the rusty corrugated roofs at the foreground which spells squatters
    - sloanesquare, in 5 years
  • Thanks dx!!! That's a new photo! I can't wait for the circular building of MMC to have glass cladding. I'm sure it would look awesome and iconic along de la Rosa. :) The Medical Plaza-Makati looks very beautiful!

    @sloanesquare: right! The sad thing is that i think they have the support of the San Lorenzo Brgy. council. They even have a basketball court inside as a project of the chairman. So I don't know if they are still considered squatters or are already absorbed by the barangay.
    - Waldenstrom, in 6 years
  • ^^ hindi napansin ni sloansquare ang JAKA.

    Heto naman ang Unciano General Hospital

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/3038488446_e2a1525cd2_b.jpg
    - Igsuonnimo, in 6 years
  • So Unciano is getting a facelift? I hope their V.Mapa branch does the same.
    - thomasian, in 6 years
  • St Luke's Hospital, Fort Bonifacio

    Originally Posted by laquacherra
    photo shot yesterday, Nov. 16

    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i37/llaurenversion3/nov%2008/hospital.jpg
    - kratos1211, in 6 years
  • ^^ It looks so white and very hospital-looking. :) But anyway, I'm excited for its opening! I can't wait. :D
    - Waldenstrom, in 6 years
  • ^^ That's why I like The Medical City better because it looks, and feels, like a hotel. But then this is St. Lukes, no matter how it looks like. I guess the interiors may compensate for the lackluster façade.
    - thomasian, in 6 years
  • Thanks dx!!! That's a new photo! I can't wait for the circular building of MMC to have glass cladding. I'm sure it would look awesome and iconic along de la Rosa. :) The Medical Plaza-Makati looks very beautiful!

    @sloanesquare: right! The sad thing is that i think they have the support of the San Lorenzo Brgy. council. They even have a basketball court inside as a project of the chairman. So I don't know if they are still considered squatters or are already absorbed by the barangay.
    is the chairman of san lo village in charge of this area
    - sloanesquare, in 6 years
  • ^^ i don't know. :) but that squatter's area is up for demolition now. :)
    - Waldenstrom, in 6 years
  • ^^ i don't know. :) but that squatter's area is up for demolition now. :)
    but of course..binay now wants it developed by the genuine owners so that he can give them a builders permit in return for binay for president campaign funds....ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON
    - sloanesquare, in 6 years
  • Will the SLMC in QC still continue operating even if the SLMC-Bonifacio opens up?
    - cramfz20, in 6 years
  • ^^ for sure:)
    - IslandSon.PH, in 6 years
  • Will the SLMC in QC still continue operating even if the SLMC-Bonifacio opens up?

    Yes.

    While they are building the SLMC in BGC, SMLC in E. Rodriguez, meanwhile, is undergoing renovations, especially the rooms and hallways.
    - oboi, in 7 years
  • So SLMC-BGC still has to get JCIA Accreditation right? i think dapat na considered na ibang hospital to at iba sa SLMC-QC.
    - Waldenstrom, in 7 years
  • Thanks for the replies. I bet the stocks just to practice there in BGC would be in 7 figures. :ohno: I hope these large hospital chains would venture into frontier regions like Palawan if they are serious with medical tourism.
    - cramfz20, in 7 years
  • So SLMC-BGC still has to get JCIA Accreditation right? i think dapat na considered na ibang hospital to at iba sa SLMC-QC.

    I don't know yet the organizational and administrative set up of the two so I can't comment on this.

    Perhaps, they may initially consider it as an extension of SLMC-QC so that it is covered by it's present JCIA accreditation. And maybe later on, they may apply for a separate accreditation. It's just my opinion. :)
    - oboi, in 7 years
  • Thanks for the replies. I bet the stocks just to practice there in BGC would be in 7 figures. :ohno: I hope these large hospital chains would venture into frontier regions like Palawan if they are serious with medical tourism.
    this is bgc so i wouldn't be surprised if the stocks would go up to 8 figures. :nuts: i agree, they should put up satellite clinics or extension hospitals in those tourist destinations.

    I don't know yet the organizational and administrative set up of the two so I can't comment on this.

    Perhaps, they may initially consider it as an extension of SLMC-QC so that it is covered by it's present JCIA accreditation. And maybe later on, they may apply for a separate accreditation. It's just my opinion. :)
    most likely, they'll do that as i've seen "jci" logos plastered all over the construction site before. :nuts: i never knew it would be that easy. :D
    - Waldenstrom, in 7 years
  • who owns medical city?
    - cribs88, in 7 years
  • the medical city?
    - cribs88, in 7 years
  • who owns medical city?

    Medical City’s doctors, led by former secretary of health Alfredo Bengzon, control 40 percent of the hospital. The remainder of the stock is held by other partners such as the Lopez-run power retailer Manila Electric Co., R&R Inc., Insular Life Assurance Co., United Laboratories Inc., the Asian Development Bank, San Miguel Corp., and the drugstore chain Mercury Drug and its units.

    source (http://business.inquirer.net/money/topstories/view/20080501-133805/Lopez-group-sells-Medical-City-stake-for-P600M)
    - kratos1211, in 7 years
  • http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h141/oboi_1/mkti-12-02.jpg

    December 2, 2008
    - oboi, in 7 years
  • ^^ Gorgeous Makati Medical Center!!! :D

    another hospital in Makati... The M-Tech Medical Hospital in Gil Puyat Ave., Bel-Air. :)

    http://www.m-tech.com.ph/images/building-fascade.jpg
    www.m-tech.com.ph

    http://phil114.com/data/file/hospital/757749361_e33d5609_mtech-hospital-jupiter.jpg
    http://phil114.com/

    M-TECH MEDICAL HOSPITAL (a Diagnostic & Therapeutic Center),is a private hospital incorporated in July, 2000 with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Philippine Corporation.

    M-TECH is another ambulatory project of Makati Technical Healthcare Management, Inc., in its venture concept of networking. It is hygienically designed using an expensive air laminar exchange system that is supported by air filters and ultra violet irradiations for sterilization to minimize bacterial infections. The hospital differs from other ambulatory centers because of the wide range of medical services and facilities. It carries practically all outpatient services under one roof. The four major departments and their sub-specialty are represented in the center, such as Medicine, Surgery (except invasive procedures), Obstetrics-Gynecology, and Pediatrics. The hospital also provides special services such as Smoke Cessation clinic, Pain clinic, Oncology, and Pharmacy; from Pre-employment to Executive Check-ups; Occupational and Industrial Medicine; Clinical Psychology and Child Behavior Clinic, Genetics (for new born screening), among others.

    The hospital believes in providing accurate diagnosis and quality treatment that is why the hospital has invested P100M in medical equipment mostly Siemens products

    The hospital has a staff complement of more that 200 experienced medical doctors and over 100 paramedical personnel who are trained in their individual specialty and discipline. M-Tech maintains at all times a group of doctors representing all specialties in order to minimize patient waiting time.

    M-TECH is presently under the management of Makati Technical Healthcare & Management, Inc. that is composed of professional doctors and non-doctors who had over 100 years of combined experience in the management of healthcare delivery systems.

    source: http://www.m-tech.com.ph/
    - Waldenstrom, in 7 years
  • http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h141/oboi_1/mkti-12-02.jpg

    December 2, 2008
    IS THE ORIGINAL steep driveway leading to the main lobby still in use
    - sloanesquare, in 7 years
  • ^^ Nope. It was already demolished. :)
    - Waldenstrom, in 7 years
  • A not so long ago THEN and NOW of MAKATI MEDICAL CENTER. :colgate:

    2006
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h141/oboi_1/makatimed-1.jpg


    2008
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h141/oboi_1/mkti-12-02.jpg

    :)
    - Waldenstrom, in 7 years
  • panira naman yung squatters sa harap. buti na lang gigibain na sila.
    - in_a_rush, in 8 years
  • Who was able to watch the news na may nakitang roach (as in buong ipis) sa pagkain nung paciente sa TMC??? and the worse part is, kinakain na nya yung pagkain bago pa nakita yung insect??... Urrrgghhh!!!
    - metrosuburban, in 8 years
  • ^^ malas nila dahil mayaman yung pasyente (lahat naman ata dun mayaman) kaya hindi nila nasuhulan at inexpose ito sa public. the father of the patient is dead serious na managot ang admin ng hospital..:bash:
    - in_a_rush, in 8 years
  • What's the status of Asian Hospital's expansion? The 14-storey tower, is it already u/c?
    - thomasian, in 8 years
  • I just saw the Nursing Tower-2 of Medical City, construction already reached about half the height of tower-1. It appears like it will be seamlessly attached with tower-1.
    - thomasian, in 8 years
  • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/3187166965_aff81a597b_b.jpg

    MISSION/MANDATE and FUNCTIONS

    Created by virtue of Executive Order No. 307, on November 1987 by then President Corazon C. Aquino, the OSHC is envisioned as the national authority for research and training on matters pertaining to safety and health at work. It provides the expertise and intervention mechanism to improve workplace conditions in the Philippines.

    It has a dual mandate of protecting Filipino workers against accidents and illnesses and promoting workers' welfare through effective programs that enhance productivity, workers well-being and afford social protection to its client sector. The Center adopts a multisectoral strategy with its partners -- business, workers group, other Government and Non-Governmental Organizations and the Academe to fulfill its mandate.

    The OSHC has been designated as the national CIS Center for the Philippines on July 1991 to become the focal agency which receives and dessiminates information matters from CIS Center in Geneva and the Asia-Pacific Regional Program on Occupational Safety and Health based in Bangkok which is under the International Labour Organization (ILO) to members of the inter-agency committee and other data users in the Philippines. This is consistent with its critical responsibility to provide access and improve the quality of Occupational Safety and Health information in the Philippine workplace.

    Mission/Mandate

    The protection of workers through the preventive approach of reducing/eliminating occupational accidents and illnesses.

    The promotion of workers' welfare through the effective implementation of OSH programs that will enhance productivity and subsequently contribute to national economic development efforts.

    Functions

    * Undertake continuing studies and researches on occupational safety and health.
    * Plan, develop and implement occupational safety and health training programs.
    * Serve as clearing house for occupational safety and health information, methods, techniques, and approaches; and, institute an information dissemination mechanism.
    * Monitor work environment and conduct medical examinations of workers.
    * Serve as duly recognized agency for testing and setting standard specifications of Personal Protective Equipment and other safety devices.
    * Assist other GO's in policy and standards formulation on occupational safety and health matters; issue technical guidelines for prevention of occupational disease and accidents.
    * Enlist assistance of GO's and NGO's in achieving the objectives of the Center.
    * Perform such other acts appropriate for attainment of the above functions and enforcement of the provisions of Executive Order 307.
    - icarusrising, in 8 years
  • Reposting here...

    Belmonte awards P559M contract for new city hospital (http://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/index.php?view=article&catid=1%3Alatest-news&id=175%3Abelmonte-awards-p559m-contract-for-new-city-hospital&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=&option=com_content)
    Friday, 13 February 2009 14:01

    http://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/images/stories/qcgh%20scale%20model.jpg

    A new, P559 million, modern medical center is set to rise in Quezon City, with the construction of a new 250-bed Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH). On February 13, 2009, Quezon City Mayor Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte, Jr. awarded the contract for the redevelopment of QCGH, to the winning bidder, Hilmarc’s Construction Corporation, at ceremonies held at Quezon City Hall.

    Belmonte explained, “the new facility will expand the access of Quezon City’s poor to modern, efficient yet very affordable medical care.” The new building will occupy 1.2 hectares of the 3.2 hectare Barangay Bahay Toro compound of QCGH. This will be a 5-storey medical facility, with a 10,000 sq. m. floor area. The parameters for the design were the product of a special study team formed by the Mayor, composed of consultants from the Department of Health, as well as doctors, architects and engineers of the City government.

    Quezon City’s new medical center will have the following other features:

    * 40-bed emergency complex
    * Operating rooms with 8-bed capacity
    * Intensive care unit with a 26-bed capacity
    * Centralized medical gas and vacuum system
    * Full emergency electrical power supply generator
    * Vital auxiliary systems for communication, nurse call, and security and emergency systems
    * Modern sewage treatment plants and solid waste management facilities.


    The City government’s design parameters also ensures that it will have a safety-conscious building design and material finishes, with tight seismic and wind factor, fire-resistivity, non-toxic, anti-bacterial, hypo-allergenic, anti-static, sound absorbent and non-slippery finishes.

    The Belmonte Administration’s infrastructure investments in upgrading and expanding the City’s public health facilities have now exceeded P605 million, in addition to continuous funding for supplies and equipment for its health centers.

    Planned also is the construction of another City hospital, focused on providing modern, diagnostic services, especially for the largely depressed population in District 2. In addition, the Mayor has assigned a new management team at the Novaliches District Hospital to ensure better services, and to guide the upgrading of its new facilities in line with the need of its constituents and the health service objectives of the City government.



    Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2009 17:07
    - venntro, in 8 years
  • ^^ at last!!! QCGH will be redeveloped! :banana:
    - Waldenstrom, in 8 years
  • ^^ That is long overdue. If you see QCGH, that's the model of a very dilapidated and neglected hospital. Great job!
    - venntro, in 8 years
  • ^^Good news indeed!

    It's good that both government and private sectors are building and expanding hospitals around the metro. :okay:
    - oboi, in 8 years
  • And expanding there prices insanely! Alam nyo, mabubuhay ka nga pag na hospital ka kaso papatayin ka naman sa mahal ng service nila...
    - Arciga_01, in 9 years
  • That's where your health insurance come in.

    Pwede ka naman magpa-admit sa government run hospitals at humingi ng tulong sa PSCO. :)
    - oboi, in 9 years
  • Mahal din ang health insurance and sometimes it's unreliable. I know it from experience..

    Kaya palaging kawawa ang mahihirap dahil pati ang goverment hospitals ay sometimes ginigipit din ang mahihirap.
    - Arciga_01, in 9 years
  • saan ba ang present st lukes ngayon? pls answer...
    - shaKEIRa, in 9 years
  • saan ba ang present st lukes ngayon? pls answer...
    Quezon City. The one in Fort Bonifacio will open soon.
    - Waldenstrom, in 9 years
  • Quezon City. The one in Fort Bonifacio will open soon.

    ^^ E. Rodriguez, Quezon City to be exact. :)
    - venntro, in 9 years
  • Quezon City. The one in Fort Bonifacio will open soon.

    ^^ E. Rodriguez, Quezon City to be exact. :)

    kailan yang soon? kasi pa medical kami by 1st week of march... baka yung nasa BGC na st lukes na yung functional that time...
    - shaKEIRa, in 9 years
  • ^^ Ahh. St. Lukes-QC pa yan... St. Luke's BGC hindi pa open by March, wala pa announcement kelan. :)

    (ot: you'll be taking up med at st. luke's?)
    - Waldenstrom, in 9 years
  • ^^yup.... magpamedical ako and my mom sa st lukes... do you know garden heights near st lukes along e. rodriquez st.? magkano kaya doon per night.... thanks!!!:)
    - shaKEIRa, in 9 years
  • ^^yup.... magpamedical ako and my mom sa st lukes... do you know garden heights near st lukes along e. rodriquez st.? magkano kaya doon per night.... thanks!!!:)

    Sosyal magpamedical ang mom mo. :)
    - venntro, in 10 years
  • ^^me and my mom po...
    - shaKEIRa, in 10 years
  • ^^ That is long overdue. If you see QCGH, that's the model of a very dilapidated and neglected hospital. Great job!

    It actually looks like it's going to fall apart anytime soon. It's a good specimen for restoration and retrofitting or simply replacement with a new facility.

    So will the new building be an addition or a replacement?

    ---

    ^^yup.... magpamedical ako and my mom sa st lukes... do you know garden heights near st lukes along e. rodriquez st.? magkano kaya doon per night.... thanks!!!:)

    I'm not sure if this would be fit for a GODDESS :lol: like you, but it's one of the closest if not the closest accomodation to St. Luke's Medical Center. :D

    http://www.gardenheights-quezoncity.com/

    http://www.gardenheights-quezoncity.com/images/hotel-standard01.jpgStandard Room


    Studio-type room with queen-sized bed


    (single/double sharing)
    With complimentary set breakfast
    Lowest Rate at
    United States Dollar (USD) 57


    http://www.gardenheights-quezoncity.com/images/hotel-standard02.jpg
    Superior Room


    Studio-type room with queen-sized bed


    (single/double sharing)
    With complimentary set breakfast
    Lowest Rate at
    United States Dollar (USD) 60


    http://www.gardenheights-quezoncity.com/images/hotel-standard03.jpg
    Superior Twin Room


    Studio-type room with queen-sized and single beds


    (twin/triple sharing)
    With complimentary set breakfast
    Lowest Rate at
    United States Dollar (USD) 60


    http://www.gardenheights-quezoncity.com/images/hotel-standard04.jpgDe Luxe Room


    Spacious Studio Type Unit


    (single/double sharing)
    With complimentary set breakfast
    Lowest Rate at
    United States Dollar (USD) 72


    http://www.gardenheights-quezoncity.com/images/hotel-standard05.jpg
    Two Bedroom Suite


    Telephone
    Non-smoking rooms
    Double bed
    Coffee / Tea maker


    Suite
    Twin/Triple Sharing
    Lowest Rate at
    United States Dollar (USD) 125
    - thomasian, in 10 years
  • kailan yang soon? kasi pa medical kami by 1st week of march... baka yung nasa BGC na st lukes na yung functional that time...

    ^^ Ahh. St. Lukes-QC pa yan... St. Luke's BGC hindi pa open by March, wala pa announcement kelan. :)


    SLMC-BGC will open on October 2009.

    ^^yup.... magpamedical ako and my mom sa st lukes... do you know garden heights near st lukes along e. rodriquez st.? magkano kaya doon per night.... thanks!!!:)

    I've seen the units of Garden Heights (GH) several times. Since GH is a condotel (managed by ASB Condotels), the rooms don't have a uniform standard of furnishings and cleanliness. ;) Most units at GH are individually owned. From GH, St. Luke's is walking distance.

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h141/oboi_1/gardenheights.jpg
    Garden Heights as seen from St. Luke's new parking building.
    - oboi, in 10 years
  • @Shak

    I happen to stumble upon your post at the Hotels in Metro Manila Thread.

    I'm assuming you and you're mom are here this coming March for a medical check-up as a requisite for your U.S. visa application. ;)

    If that is so, then, your medical examination will be done at the St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLMCEC) at 1177 Bocobo St., Ermita, Manila. It's near Robinsons Place Manila.
    - oboi, in 10 years
  • It actually looks like it's going to fall apart anytime soon. It's a good specimen for restoration and retrofitting or simply replacement with a new facility.

    So will the new building be an addition or a replacement?

    ---



    I'm not sure if this would be fit for a GODDESS :lol: like you, but it's one of the closest if not the closest accomodation to St. Luke's Medical Center. :D

    http://www.gardenheights-quezoncity.com/

    http://www.gardenheights-quezoncity.com/images/hotel-standard01.jpgStandard Room


    Studio-type room with queen-sized bed


    (single/double sharing)
    With complimentary set breakfast
    Lowest Rate at
    United States Dollar (USD) 57





    SLMC-BGC will open on October 2009.



    I've seen the units of Garden Heights (GH) several times. Since GH is a condotel (managed by ASB Condotels), the rooms don't have a uniform standard of furnishings and cleanliness. ;) Most units at GH are individually owned. From GH, St. Luke's is walking distance.

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h141/oboi_1/gardenheights.jpg
    Garden Heights as seen from St. Luke's new parking building.

    na check ko to online... i know cheap na to if nasa manila ka but then depende pa kasi sa budget eh... so, im still looking for some places na mas cheaper... we will stay there for about a week...

    @Shak

    I happen to stumble upon your post at the Hotels in Metro Manila Thread.

    I'm assuming you and you're mom are here this coming March for a medical check-up as a requisite for your U.S. visa application. ;)

    If that is so, then, your medical examination will be done at the St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLMCEC) at 1177 Bocobo St., Ermita, Manila. It's near Robinsons Place Manila.

    Malapit lng ba yan sa E. Rodriguez st? or malapit na yan sa US embassy?
    - shaKEIRa, in 11 years
  • Malapit lng ba yan sa E. Rodriguez st? or malapit na yan sa US embassy?

    ^^ If it's in Ermita then malapit yan sa US Embassy. Malayo ang E. Rodriguez kasi it's in QC.
    - venntro, in 11 years
  • ^^ If it's in Ermita then malapit yan sa US Embassy. Malayo ang E. Rodriguez kasi it's in QC.

    saang city ba located ang ermita?
    - shaKEIRa, in 11 years
  • saang city ba located ang ermita?
    City of Manila :)
    - Waldenstrom, in 11 years
  • ^^thanks... malapit lang ba ang ocean park sa embassy or sa st lukes?
    - shaKEIRa, in 12 years
  • Chinese General Hospital
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v692/redisol/022320094304copy.jpg
    Parking can be a pain during peak hours due to the construction of a new building on what used to be their parking lot extension.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v692/redisol/022320094299copy.jpg

    Under Construction
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v692/redisol/022320094307.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v692/redisol/022320094298copy.jpg
    - redisol, in 12 years
  • ^^thanks... malapit lang ba ang ocean park sa embassy or sa st lukes?

    Ocean park is near the US Embassy...5 minutes away by car or taxi. You can actually walk from there heading towards Luneta. Once you see Kalaw St, turn left on that street, go straight and you'll see Ocean Park.

    St. Lukes QC is far...
    - RonnieR, in 12 years
  • ^^thanks... sana makavisit ako sa ocean park...
    - shaKEIRa, in 12 years
  • ^^ singapore's better though.

    i don't like makati med's new look. something is off.
    - manila_eye, in 12 years
  • Eto Hija, para mas klaro. :colgate:

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h141/oboi_1/manilaermitamap-1.jpg
    - oboi, in 12 years
  • i don't like makati med's new look. something is off.
    what is that something? :)
    - Waldenstrom, in 12 years
  • Luzon beltway projects 22% complete (http://http://www.inquirer.net/propertyguide/buildingblocks/view.php?db=1&article=20090224-190818)
    February 24, 2009 20:02:00
    Joel Guinto
    INQUIRER.net

    CLARK FIELD, Pampanga—Thirteen government projects have been completed in the Luzon Urban Beltway worth P39.3 billion, or 22 percent of the total P180 billion allotted to develop the "super region" in the north, a Malacañang official said.

    Secretary Eduardo Pamintuan, who heads the development in the region, on Tuesday said that of the 38 projects in the beltway, the 13 completed projects are:

    • Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX)
    • Panday Pira Aacess Road
    • Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA)
    • DMIA passenger terminal expansion
    • Subic port development
    • Southern Tagalog Arterial Road
    • Phase two of the Batangas Port Development Project
    • Three projects for the roll-on, roll-off ferry link between Lucena town, Quezon province, and Boac town, Marinduque province
    • Rehabilitation of EDSA (Epifanio delos Santos Avenue)
    • Upgrading of hospitals
    • Opening of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

    "Let us develop the Luzon Urban Beltway a seamless priority infrastructure project," President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said in a speech during a Cabinet meeting here.
    - venntro, in 12 years
  • Mobile clinic to serve Manila’s poor (http://http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/topstories/topstories/view/20090225-190993/Mobile-clinic-to-serve-Manilas-poor)
    By Erika Sauler
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    First Posted 15:16:00 02/25/2009


    MANILA, Philippines -- A mobile health clinic will soon provide free medical services to public school students and poor residents of Manila.

    Mayor Alfredo Lim said the bus housing the mobile clinic will make the rounds next month offering X-ray, dental and ECG (electrocardiogram) services, as well as other laboratory exams and basic medical assistance.

    It will be manned by five to six doctors and several nurses and will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    "Most of Manila residents are either reluctant to go to doctors or can't afford the fees, that's why we've decided to bring to them the services they need," Lim said in a statement.

    He also noted that many residents lack money for transportation to go to public hospitals and health centers.

    Initially, the mobile clinic will visit North Harbor and Baseco, both in Tondo.

    Manila’s Filipino-Chinese community has a mobile clinic that visits City Hall and Manila’s first district providing free ECG and X-ray services.

    Residents only need a referral from the Manila Health Department to undergo the free tests.
    - venntro, in 12 years
  • what is that something? :)

    it's not outstanding in any way i looked at it. i've been to mayo clinic in rochester kaya siguro yun lang ang basehan ko. talagang pinilit i-compare:bash:
    - manila_eye, in 12 years
  • MPIC subsidiary gets long-term contract to operate Cardinal Santos hospital (http://http://www.gmanews.tv/story/151160/MPIC-subsidiary-gets-long-term-contract-to-operate-Cardinal-Santos-hospital)
    03/03/2009 | 03:00 PM

    MANILA, Philippines- A subsidiary of holding firm Metro Pacific Investments Corp. will be managing and operating the Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC).

    MPIC told the Philippine Stock Exchange that Colina Verdes Hospital Managers Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medical Doctors Inc., signed an agreement with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila (RCAM) for the 20-year management and operation of CSMC starting March 1, 2009. Medical Doctors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPIC.

    For the first three years of operation, Colinas has an initial investment commitment of P250 million for the operation and to upgrade the hospital's facilities and "enhance its range of services."

    CSMC is the third hospital to be integrated into MPIC's chain of hospitals.

    MPIC chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan earlier said the company is allotting more than P1 billion for the renovation and equipment purchases in the next two years.

    MPIC operates Makati Medical Center and Davao Doctors' Hospital
    - venntro, in 12 years
  • ^^ tuloy pa ba ang plano ni Manuel Pangilinan na magtayo ng world-class na hospital malapit sa OSpital ng Maynila? na may view ng Manila Bay?
    - in_a_rush, in 12 years
  • ^^ not sure about that plan but they have plan to build a hospital in cebu catered for med tourism.
    - manila_eye, in 13 years
  • Metro Pacific inks 20-year deal to manage Cardinal Santos hospital (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=445244&publicationSubCategoryId=66)
    By Zinnia B. Dela Peña Updated March 04, 2009 12:00 AM
    Philstar.com (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=445244&publicationSubCategoryId=66)

    MANILA, Philippines - Metro Pacific Investment Corp. (MPIC) has formally signed a 20-year operations and management contract with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila (RCAM) for Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) in San Juan.

    In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, MPIC said the contract is effective March 1, 2009 and requires an initial investment of P250 million for the first three years of operation to upgrade CSMC’s medical facilities and improve its range of services.

    The agreement gives MPIC long-term control of the 212-bed premium hospital following Colinas Verdes’ Hospital Managers Corp.’s management of the interim operations of CSMC for a period of 6 1/2 months pending the selection of a long-term operator.

    Colinas Verdes is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medical Doctors Inc. (MDI) which is, in turn, 32.44 percent owned by MPIC.

    CSMC is the third hospital to be integrated into MPIC’s nationwide chain of premier hospitals.

    MPIC has been on acquisition mode since 2005 when it purchased a 33.5 percent stake in Makati Medical Center, making it the single biggest shareholder. It also bought 34 percent of Davao Doctors Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Mindanao.

    MDI has allotted at least P961 million for the continued facilities improvement program of Makati Med which include the construction of an eight-storey building to add 445 beds, and a five-level basement parking as well as the renovation of the existing 39-year old nine-level hospital building.

    Davao Doctors Hospital is likewise embarking on an expansion program estimated to cost P250 million. The expansion, which seeks to align Davao Doctors along the ranks of the best hospitals in Manila, will involve the acquisition of new equipment and the construction a new building and a parking lot.

    MPIC has been aggressively building up its healthcare service portfolio in line with its vision to establish the first nationwide chain of premier hospitals in the Philippines.

    The group has allocated P100 million to acquire three hospitals as it it aims to have up to 5,000 beds in the next three or five years which could contribute P15 billion in additional revenues.
    - ruralvillage, in 13 years
  • Medical City owner allots P340-M for expansion (http://http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/03/05/09/medical-city-owner-spends-p340m-wellness-center-expansion)
    abs-cbnNEWS.com | 03/05/2009 7:20 PM


    To provide its patients with treatments and hotel-like amenities, the owner and operator of the Medical City has allotted some P340 million to expand its wellness center.

    The Professional Services Inc., the company that runs the said hospital, will be beefing up the Medical City Wellness and Aesthetic Center by adding two new floors above the existing five-floor Podium building. Both levels will have a total area of 2,291 square meters.

    The company said the sixth floor will cater to outpatients, while the seventh floor will provide 14 rooms for in-patients. Commercial operations of the said areas will start on July 2010, and will make way for 50 more jobs in the medical facility.

    The Board of Investments (BOI) granted the expansion project a pioneer status, enabling the company to enjoy a 6-year tax holiday. The said investment exceeded the $2-billion hurdle set by the BOI for health care and wellness projects.

    Last year, Professional Services invested P1.58 billion for its health care and wellness center, riding on the boom of medical tourism in the country. The Medical City is an upscale tertiary care hospital in Pasig City that serves 40,000 in-patients and 380,000 out-patients a year.

    Yesterday, Metro Pacific Investments Corp. unit Medical Doctors Inc. (MDI) has announced that it will be spending P250 million to operate the Catholic Church-run Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) in San Juan City. MDI said it will be using the amount to upgrade CSMC's medical facilities and improve its range of services in its first three years of operation.

    Colinas Verdes Hospital Managers Corp., a wholly-owned unit of MDI, will manage and operate the CSMC. The deal was sealed in a long-term lease agreement it recently signed with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila for a period of 20 years starting March 1, 2009.

    MDI owns and operates the Makati Medical Center and the Davao Doctors Hospital.
    - venntro, in 13 years
  • Medical City owner allots P340-M for expansion (http://http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/03/05/09/medical-city-owner-spends-p340m-wellness-center-expansion)
    abs-cbnNEWS.com | 03/05/2009 7:20 PM


    To provide its patients with treatments and hotel-like amenities, the owner and operator of the Medical City has allotted some P340 million to expand its wellness center.

    The Professional Services Inc., the company that runs the said hospital, will be beefing up the Medical City Wellness and Aesthetic Center by adding two new floors above the existing five-floor Podium building. Both levels will have a total area of 2,291 square meters.

    The company said the sixth floor will cater to outpatients, while the seventh floor will provide 14 rooms for in-patients. Commercial operations of the said areas will start on July 2010, and will make way for 50 more jobs in the medical facility.

    The Board of Investments (BOI) granted the expansion project a pioneer status, enabling the company to enjoy a 6-year tax holiday. The said investment exceeded the $2-billion hurdle set by the BOI for health care and wellness projects.

    Last year, Professional Services invested P1.58 billion for its health care and wellness center, riding on the boom of medical tourism in the country. The Medical City is an upscale tertiary care hospital in Pasig City that serves 40,000 in-patients and 380,000 out-patients a year.

    Yesterday, Metro Pacific Investments Corp. unit Medical Doctors Inc. (MDI) has announced that it will be spending P250 million to operate the Catholic Church-run Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) in San Juan City. MDI said it will be using the amount to upgrade CSMC's medical facilities and improve its range of services in its first three years of operation.

    Colinas Verdes Hospital Managers Corp., a wholly-owned unit of MDI, will manage and operate the CSMC. The deal was sealed in a long-term lease agreement it recently signed with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila for a period of 20 years starting March 1, 2009.

    MDI owns and operates the Makati Medical Center and the Davao Doctors Hospital.

    Ang alam ko may maliit din sila na clinic sa Waltermart Munoz...
    - flip2_0, in 13 years
  • P340-m Medical City wellness center okayed (http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=business4_mar6_2009)
    Manila Standard (http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=business4_mar6_2009)
    By Roderick T. dela Cruz

    The Board of Investments yesterday said it granted fiscal incentives to a P340-million healthcare and wellness facility classified as a pioneer project.

    Approved was the Medical City Wellness and Aesthetic Center, to be operated by the Professional Services Inc., within the Medical City premises in Ortigas Ave., Pasig City.

    Once completed by next year, the facility will employ 50 persons, according to the Board of Investments.

    Major stockholders at Professional Services Inc. are Benpres Holdings Corp., which owns 18 percent of the company’s shares; Insular Life Assurance Co. Ltd., 8 percent; Splash Holdings Inc., 7 percent; and Isabela Cultural Corp., 7 percent.

    Other stockholders are the Superior General of the RVM, United Laboratories Inc., San Miguel Corp. and Mercury Group of Companies.

    The new investment will complement the line of services offered by Medical City in giving treatments with first-class hotel-like ambiance.

    Under the project, two new floors, the sixth and seventh, will be constructed covering an additional 2,291 square meters nestled above the existing Podium Building.

    The sixth floor will cater to outpatients while the seventh level will have 14 rooms for in-patients.

    “This incremental facility is another shot-in-the-arm for Medical City to be at par with the best medical tourist destinations in Asia,” documents showed.
    - ruralvillage, in 13 years
  • MEDICAL CITY, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City

    http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd350/RonnieR_2008/medicalcity.jpg
    - RonnieR, in 14 years
  • ^^ Thanks for the pic. Sana mey closeup shot. :)
    - venntro, in 14 years
  • ^^ sige pag napagawi ako sa may Tiendesitas :)
    - RonnieR, in 14 years
  • ^^ Thanks.
    - venntro, in 14 years
  • St. Luke’s unveils most advanced CT scanner

    MANILA, Philippines—If the life of Jose Miguel Arroyo, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s husband and the country’s best-known heart patient, was saved by a 64 slice CT scan, imagine what a 256-slice CT scan can do for other Filipinos with cardiac ailments.

    The St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City unveiled on Thursday its latest acquisition, a Philips Brilliance 256-slice CT scanner, the world’s most advanced CT scanner for cardiac patients.

    The 256-slice CT scanner, considered the gold standard in CT imaging technology, was developed by the Royal Philips Electronics company of the Netherlands. It has an imaging technique that provides detailed three-dimensional images and works faster than previous CT scans, thus reducing a patient’s exposure to radiation.

    “The new machine represents a significant upgrade to the diagnostic facilities at St. Luke’s, which is already the best-equipped hospital in the country,” said St. Luke’s president and CEO Jose F. G. Ledesma who led the unveiling with Robert F. Kuan, St. Luke’s chair, and Gerard Kleisterlee, Royal Philips worldwide president and CEO.

    One of only 2 in SE Asia

    In the whole of Southeast Asia, only St. Luke’s and the Bangkok Hospital in Thailand have the scanner.

    CT, also known as computed axial tomography (CAT), is a painless, sophisticated X-ray procedure. Multiple images are taken during a CT or CAT scan, which a computer compiles into complete, cross-sectional pictures, or slices, of soft tissue, bone and blood vessels.

    A CT scan obtains images of parts of the body that cannot be seen on a standard X-ray. Therefore, these scans often result in earlier diagnosis and more successful treatment of many diseases.

    Ledesma said the Philips Brilliance 256-slice CT scanner allows doctors to capture incredibly detailed three-dimensional images of a living patient’s internal organs, bones and blood vessels at a very fast rate. Because the machine is faster than conventional scanners, the patient’s exposure to radiation is reduced by up to 80 percent.

    Key insights

    A presentation by Philips included the image taken by the 256-slice CT scanner of the severely fractured skull of a trauma victim, which showed even the minutest cracks.

    “The new scanner should provide physicians key insights in a wide range of medical application,” Ledesma said.

    In many cases, having the latest, top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art technology could mean the difference between success or failure of diagnosis and treatment, he said.


    Philippine Daily Inquirer (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20090320-195154/St-Lukes-unveils-most-advanced-CT-scanner)
    First Posted 07:25:00 03/20/2009
    - oboi, in 14 years
  • St. Luke’s allots P1B for improvements

    MANILA, Philippines -- ST. LUKE’S MEDICAL CENTER is setting aside up to P1 billion this year to improve its facilities and bring in new healthcare technologies.

    In an interview, St. Luke’s president and chief executive Jose Ledesma said the amount would be used not just for renovations and site improvements, but also for staff training.

    “We want to always be two steps ahead of the competition,” Ledesma said. “The Philippines has in St. Luke’s a hospital that is better than 95 percent of hospitals in the US.”

    This year, he said, St. Luke’s would continue to improve on its fields of specialization, particularly cancer, neurology and neurosciences, heart, digestive, liver diseases and ophthalmology.

    St. Luke’s last week unveiled its recently purchased Philips 256-slice computed tomography (CT) system.

    According to St. Luke’s Heart Institute director Romeo Saavedra, the Philips Brilliance iCT scanner presents higher accuracy scans that will help better determine what exactly is wrong with a patient’s heart.

    In a related development, the Dutch firm behind the sale of the CT scanner to St. Luke’s hopes to strike similar deals with other hospitals in the country.

    Gerard Kleisterlee, Royal Philips Electronics president and chief executive, said the sale was part of the company’s goal to become the world’s leading health and wellbeing brand.

    “More than the business, it’s how the technologies we produce are helping people that matters,” he said. “We want to help doctors provide better help to their patients. We understand what needs to be done, and we want to make healthcare accessible and affordable to all.”


    Philippine Daily Inquirer (http://business.inquirer.net/money/topstories/view/20090322-195575/St-Lukes-allots-P1B-for-improvements)
    First Posted 23:51:00 03/22/2009
    - oboi, in 14 years
  • MAKATI MEDICAL CENTER
    Renovation still ongoing...

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/walden2/7-1.jpg

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    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/walden2/3-1.jpg
    - Waldenstrom, in 14 years
  • MAKATI MEDICAL CENTER
    Renovation still ongoing...


    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/walden2/4-1.jpg

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/walden2/3-1.jpg

    very nice development
    - FlashCollider, in 15 years
  • http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm209/waldenstrom/walden2/2-1.jpg

    hehe.... mukhang shopping mall....
    - christel_anne00, in 15 years
  • St. Luke’s and the coming boom in medical tourism (http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/may/31/yehey/top_stories/20090531top2.html)
    Manila Times (http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/may/31/yehey/top_stories/20090531top2.html)
    By Tony Lopez, Manila Times columnist

    BEFORE the end of 2009, St. Luke’s Medical Center will open the P9-billion 600-bed St. Luke’s Medical Center hospital at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

    St. Luke’s Taguig is the sister hospital of St. Luke’s Quezon City, regarded as, probably—the best hospital in the Philippines today and one of the best in the world. St. Luke’s is better-equipped than 95 percent of hospitals in the United States.

    The hospital will cater to two main markets—the booming Makati Central Business District and the international market or medical tourism.

    In 2007 alone, some 750,000 Americans traveled abroad and spent $2.1 billion to seek medical care. By 2017, more than 15 million Americans will seek medical services in other countries and spend between $30 billion and $79 billion.

    By next year, global medical tourism is projected to be worth $100 billion, up from $60 billion in 2007.

    The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions defines medical tourism as the process of leaving home for treatments and care abroad. This phenomenon will show explosive growth, for two reasons:

    One, the safety and quality of care in many offshore settings like the Philippines is no longer an issue.

    Two, rising health care costs in home countries. The high cost of medical care is eating into corporate profits and household disposable income. Yet, the same medical care, in quality and expertise, is available—abroad—for half or even a fourth of the cost.

    The Philippines is a natural for medical tourism. The country has among the world’s best doctors, nurses and health care providers. Filipinos, by nature, are warm, friendly, and caring. They speak English, the language of medicine and patients. And a number of Philippine hospitals are highly regarded abroad.

    A strong medical tourism industry will create jobs, help alleviate poverty, and boost the Philippines as an excellent place for doing business and for retiring.

    St. Luke’s is home to some of the best Filipino medical scientists, doctors and specialists. Many have undergone rigid training under world-renowned experts in hospitals and universities abroad.

    St. Luke’s is the only Philippine hospital twice accredited by the Joint Commission International, or JCI—in 2003 and in 2006. It is the first to be accredited in the Philippines by JCI and the only one re-accredited. Accreditation validates St. Luke’s claim as one of the world’s best.

    St. Luke’s at the Fort will be state-of-the-art—with 374 doctors’ clinics, parking for 1,265 cars; and 10 institutes, one each for Heart, Cancer, Neurosciences, Digestive and Liver Diseases, Eye, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonary Medicine, Radiology, and Pediatrics and Child Health.

    Standing on a 1.6-hectare prime land, the new hospital has 18 operating rooms, five caesarian section and delivery rooms, imaging suites, critical care units, cardiac catheriterization lab, ob-gynecology, and post-anesthetic care unit.

    Accordingly, St. Luke’s at the Fort has sought registration with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as a medical tourism park. It is the second hospital to do so. The first was the St. Francis Cabrini in Batangas City, which bills itself as medical facility for cancer patients and for the Japanese market.

    PEZA-registered medical tourism parks enjoy a host of incentives, including the payment of a special 5-percent tax on gross income, in lieu of all national and local taxes.

    Additionally, they enjoy four years of income tax holiday on profits solely derived from servicing foreign patients. After the four-year ITH, or income tax holiday, the medical tourism parks will just pay a 5-percent gross income tax on income solely derived from servicing foreign patients, in lieu of all national and local taxes.

    As a PEZA firm, St. Luke’s can also import medical equipment, including spare parts and equipment supplies, duty-free. As a medical tourism center, it will be allowed to employ foreign nationals subject to existing laws.
    - ruralvillage, in 15 years
  • Makati Medical Center

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    - Waldenstrom, in 15 years
  • Only St. Luke's, Medical City, and Chong Hwa in Cebu have the JCI accreditation.

    Makati Med doesn't have it and Asian Hospital doesn't have it.
    - antediluvianist, in 15 years
  • ^^ yup, MMC is currently working on its certification. Quite late but still okay.
    - Waldenstrom, in 15 years
  • ^^ Asian Hospital I believe is doing the same.
    - manila_eye, in 15 years
  • ^^ singapore's better though.

    i don't like makati med's new look. something is off.

    what is that something? :)

    The design is like lacking in warmth. I don't really know how to describe it pero parang ganun. And the renderings were better. Saka parang hindi nya masyadong 'carry' :colgate: yung modernity nung bagong design transplanted on the old building. :D
    - thomasian, in 15 years
  • I agree. Hospitals tend to have this too-white-too-clean look which is sometimes scary for some. Are there hospitals that have warmer lights and a cozier feel?
    - philip_v, in 16 years
  • Medical Center Manila

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    Taft Avenue cor. United Nations Ave., Manila

    Philippine General Hospital

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    sorry for the poor image quality..
    - Waldenstrom, in 16 years
  • I agree. Hospitals tend to have this too-white-too-clean look which is sometimes scary for some. Are there hospitals that have warmer lights and a cozier feel?

    IMO:
    St. Luke's Medical Center-QC
    Cardinal Santos Medical Center

    @thomasian: I agree! :) but let's wait for the renovation to be finished, maybe there'll be improvements.
    - Waldenstrom, in 16 years
  • Puneraria Quiogue has warmth.
    - antediluvianist, in 16 years
  • MMC
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/3610233740_371ce508ab_o.jpg
    Photo by Brian Enriquez (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ace_photography/)
    - [dx], in 16 years
  • ^^ wow, parang scale model lang... cute...
    - leechtat, in 16 years
  • I don't like the colors. ang cheap tingnan. :( I hope they'll just paint the same color with the 'ER building' (the one in front-metallic gray).

    The Institute of Tropical Disease building in front of MMC is so out of place.

    There's a rumor that MMC will buy the lots beside it, including the squatters area.
    - Waldenstrom, in 16 years
  • Medical City sales up on expansion (http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/june/16/yehey/business/20090616bus12.html)
    Manila Times (http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/june/16/yehey/business/20090616bus12.html)

    THE Professional Services Inc. said its revenues in the first four-months of the year increased due to expansion of the Medical City in Pasig City.

    In a briefing, Margaret Beng*zon, Medical City department head for strategic services, said that in January to April, the medical center generated P1.1 billion in revenues from P1 billion in the same period last year.

    Bengzon said, because of the higher revenue during the period, the company is confident that it will attain its full-year targets.

    “We improved our financial strength during thus time of economic uncertainty by continuing to invest in product innovation, quality improvement and institutional marketing, while aggressively managing costs to protect and even enhance profits,” she told reporters.

    Last year, the company executive said Medical City generated P3.22 billion in revenues, a 20-percent increase compared with the P2.69 billion in the previous year.

    Revenues from hospital operations also rose by 24 percent to P554.7 million from P440.9 million a year before.

    Bengzon added that the medical center also plans to partner with some of the biggest and most reputable hospitals across the country.

    The company has already bagged tax incentives and other perks from the Board of Investments (BOI) for the expansion of its P340-million health-care and wellness facility inside the Medical City premises.

    The incentive-giving agency said this investment was given pioneer status based on its magnitude, as the project would cost around $7.21 million, thus exceeding the minimum investment requirement of $2 million.

    For this project, two new levels, the sixth and seventh floors, would be constructed, adding 2,291-square-meter atop the Podium Building, BOI said. The sixth floor would cater to outpatients while the seventh floor would contain 14 rooms for in-patients. These additional facilities would take in 50 employees when commercial operations commence in July next year.
    -- Chino S. Leyco
    - ruralvillage, in 16 years
  • Medical City allots P100 million for satellite office expansion (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=477962&publicationSubCategoryId=66)
    By Zinnia B. Dela Peña Updated June 16, 2009 12:00 AM
    Philstar.com (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=477962&publicationSubCategoryId=66)

    MANILA, Philippines – The Medical City, a leading private, tertiary care hospital located along Ortigas Avenue, may spend up to P100 million to build five to 10 new satellite offices within the next 12 months as part of an ongoing expansion program.

    Plans are also underway to build a multicare facility and spa in Tagaytay and in Davao to attract more medical tourists and local upscale health and wellness enthusiasts. The medispa will be in partnership with resort or land owners.

    In a press briefing yesterday, Margaret Bengzon, head of Medical City’s Strategic Services Group, said the medical institution is aiming to build a national network of satellite clinics throughout the country to further expand its reach and boost its cash flow.

    Bengzon said the group plans to build additional satellite outpatient clinics in shopping malls and in the provinces which include Dagupan, Iloilo and Cebu.

    This will add to Medical City’s existing outpatient clinics in Antipolo City, Pasig, Cainta, Marikina, Congressional Avenue and Fairview in Quezon City, Lipa City in Batangas province, and the Ayala Trinoma mall also in Quezon City.

    To better serve its customers, Medical City is also currently constructing a second 15-story nursing tower which will add over 100,000 square meters of space for patient rooms, ancilliary services and amenities.

    Once completed, the new tower will make available a total of 800 patient rooms from the existing 500 rooms. Medical City serves some 40,000 in-patients and 380,000 out-patients a year. It has a medical staff of over 1,000 physicians who are established experts in their various fields of specialization.

    Medical City senior vice-president for finance Benita Macalagay said funding for the expansion program will come from internally-generated cash and bank borrowings, if necessary.

    Alfredo Bengzon, president and chief executive officer of Medical City, said the institution is aiming to reach out to a larger base of clientele by holding more forums and international roadshows to promote its services in the United States, the Middle East, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

    Medical City has aggressively been marketing its services to the established foreign markets of Guam, Palau and other US territories as well as Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
    - ruralvillage, in 16 years
  • Wow, so many big, and great hospitals.
    So many hospitals are upgraded

    It means the cost for the bill also will be upgraded.
    Patients have to pay more. The unfortunate people cannot afford it.



    G B U!
    - @Flores, in 16 years
  • Providence Hospital, Philippines
    http://www.ahdg.com.au/images/project-2.jpg

    Providence Hospital, Manila, Philippines - AHDG / CS+T Pty Ltd

    Project Value: US $60M
    Date Completed: Current

    Project Director: Ray White
    Project Architects: Nigel Dunstan, Jenny Rodezno

    A small general hospital with specialist services is currently being developed in Quezon City, metro Manila, Philippines.

    The hospital will provide special renal services including dialysis and kidney transplant, together with plastic surgery and day procedures.

    The 23,000m2 hospital will provide both inpatient and outpatient services. A unique aspect of the hospital is that it is being developed within a busy shopping strip. This has presented some unique challenges in providing access to the various hospital departments and all service areas from a single street frontage.

    Construction is scheduled to commence in 2009.
    - IslandSon.PH, in 16 years
  • MEDICAL CITY, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City

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    Medical city just keeps getting bigger and higher.
    - orly, in 16 years
  • sorry to offend Waldenstrom, maganda ung MMC kaya lang parang medyo masakit sa mata ung kulay nia....
    - kjlg, in 16 years
  • Ongoing construction of Chinese General Hospital extension building. Mukhang medyo malapit nang matapos yung parking and Puregold Jr. Some doctor's clinic will also transfer there.

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    - redisol, in 16 years
  • Medical city just keeps getting bigger and higher.

    Great news for Ateneo medical school!
    - ruralvillage, in 16 years
  • Why i didn't see any pics:ohno:
    - mrcoffee, in 16 years
  • I don't like the colors. ang cheap tingnan. :( I hope they'll just paint the same color with the 'ER building' (the one in front-metallic gray).

    The Institute of Tropical Disease building in front of MMC is so out of place.

    There's a rumor that MMC will buy the lots beside it, including the squatters area.

    baka favorite color ng may ari un. :lol:

    kawawang squatters kung ganun, pero makaka alis na din ng eye sore kung matuloy. :popcorn:
    - XZVHEN 8©, in 16 years
  • I also didn't like the color. Parang public school lang.
    - oreca, in 16 years
  • New gov’t hospital to rise in Manila
    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/metro/view/20090802-218314/New-govt-hospital-to-rise-in-Manila
    By Tina Santos
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    First Posted 00:13:00 08/02/2009
    MANILA, Philippines – This is a piece of good news for Manila residents, particularly those living in the sixth district. A government hospital that will cater mostly to poor residents will soon rise in the area.

    Mayor Alfredo Lim announced this as the 8,800 square meter property on New Panaderos Street, Sta. Ana, on which the hospital shall be built, was donated and turned over to him by Lucio Tan, chairman and president of Tan Yan Kee Foundation during the groundbreaking ceremonies yesterday.

    Lim said the District VI hospital would cater to residents of Sta. Mesa, Sta. Ana and Pandacan.

    The project is slated to start within the month and is targeted for completion early next year.

    The hospital shall be known as the Sta. Ana Trauma Hospital, a 10-story fully airconditioned facility that will contain all the modern medical equipment for a trauma center.

    It shall offer 90 percent of its 200-bed capacity for charity for the Manila residents, according to the statement of Tan Yan Kee Foundation.

    Apart from Lim and Tan, also present to witness the event were Tan’s wife, Carmen, and other city officials.

    “I hope other businessmen will follow Don Lucio Tan’s good example,” Lim said as he thanked Tan for the donation.

    Healthcare, being one of Lim’s topmost priorities for the city, will now be made available in all six districts of Manila with the operation of new city-owned hospitals.

    “It is a dream come true for me to provide each district with a hospital,” Lim said.

    He added the existing city hospitals would not only accept patients from Manila but also from nearby cities. They also provide free medicines to indigent patients who can hardly afford to buy medicines.
    - redisol, in 16 years
  • Providence Hospital, Philippines
    http://www.ahdg.com.au/images/project-2.jpg

    Providence Hospital, Manila, Philippines - AHDG / CS+T Pty Ltd

    Project Value: US $60M
    Date Completed: Current

    Project Director: Ray White
    Project Architects: Nigel Dunstan, Jenny Rodezno

    A small general hospital with specialist services is currently being developed in Quezon City, metro Manila, Philippines.

    The hospital will provide special renal services including dialysis and kidney transplant, together with plastic surgery and day procedures.

    The 23,000m2 hospital will provide both inpatient and outpatient services. A unique aspect of the hospital is that it is being developed within a busy shopping strip. This has presented some unique challenges in providing access to the various hospital departments and all service areas from a single street frontage.

    Construction is scheduled to commence in 2009.

    very nice rendering, contemporary yung design and very pleasing to the eyes..it will be one of the most beautiful hospitals if built.
    - c6josh, in 17 years
  • Metro Pacific plans to raise stake in Makati Med (http://abs-cbnnews.com/business/10/16/09/metro-pacific-plans-raise-stake-makati-med)
    abs-cbnNEWS.com (http://abs-cbnnews.com/business/10/16/09/metro-pacific-plans-raise-stake-makati-med) | 10/16/2009 6:44 PM

    MANILA - Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) is planning to raise its stake in a company that operates the 500-bed Makati Medical Center as it continues to expand its healthcare business.

    MPIC, which is led by businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan, told the local bourse on Friday that it will subscribe to all shares corresponding to the stock rights entitlement of Medical Doctors Inc. (MDI). The company also offered to take up other shares that MDI shareholders will not subscribe to.

    MDI is offering a total of 181,226 new shares valued at P1,150 apiece for a total of P208.4 million. At present, MPIC owns a 33% stake in MDI.

    Aside from MDI, MPIC also holds a 34% stake in the 250-bed Davao Doctors Hospital and operates the 250-bed Cardinal Santos Medical Center.

    Earlier, MPIC indicated plans to invest P2 billion this year to upgrade equipment and to rehabilitate rooms in these 3 hospitals.

    Over the medium to long term, MPIC is targeting to build up to 5,000 beds to earn P15 billion in additional revenues.

    Aside from healthcare, the company is looking at investment opportunities in the mining, infrastructure, tollways, and agriculture sectors.
    - ruralvillage, in 17 years
  • Metro Pacific ups stake in Makati Medical Center (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=516546&publicationSubCategoryId=66)
    By Mary Ann Ll. Reyes (The Philippine Star (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=516546&publicationSubCategoryId=66)) Updated October 23, 2009 12:00 AM

    MANILA, Philippines - In a bid to strengthen its presence in the hospital business, Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) has increased its stake in Medical Doctors Inc. (MDI), owner and operator of the Makati Medical Center (MMC) from 32.39 percent to 34.95 percent.

    This was after MDI accepted MPIC’s subscription to a total of 139,983 shares of the capital stock of MDI, for a total subscription price of P160.98 million. 

    MDI earlier offered to its shareholders a total of 181,226 new shares at a price of P1,150 per share or the total issue price of P208.4 million. The remainder of the shares not subscribed to by MPIC was availed of by other minority shareholders of MDI.

    MPIC earlier said it wanted to acquire all the shares corresponding to its stock rights entitlement of 58,924 shares and offered to subscribe to any shares that will not be taken up by the other shareholders of MDI. Had MPIC been able to acquire all the additional new shares issued by MDI, this would have raised MPIC’s stake in MDI to 36.35 percent.

    MMC is a 420-bed tertiary hospital in Makati City. According to company officials, the hospital is now on its third year of sustained profitability, resulting in increased investible funds to be plowed back to the hospital to enhance its medical capability, and improve credit ratings translating to a clean bill of health.

    MMC now boasts of a new building that houses diagnostic services and centers of excellence, all part of an ambitious masterplan to provide total patient care in the most conducive environment. According to hospital management, the new building is only the first step in MMC’s vision of a complete hospital in every sense, one that has factored in current and emerging trends in medical treatment, medical technology and delivery.

    They added that 2009 will be focused primarily on completing the hospital transformation masterplan.

    Around P2 billion in capital expenditures have been invested in a facilities and improvements program (FIP),the first phase of which was the construction and equipping of the new annex building which was opened for soft launch in December 2008. More capital expenditures are programmed to fully integrate and upgrade the facilities, equipment, and amenities to the existing structures, officials said.

    MPIC reported a core net income of P716 million in the first six months of 2009, as against the restated core profit of P15 million in the same period a year ago.

    Reported net income, which included net non-recurring gains, increased to P1.7 billion, against a restated bottom line of P339 million last year.

    The hospital group’s net income for the period totaled P243 million contributing P76 million to MPIC.

    “Optimal overall performance, internal controls and system efficiencies have sustained the growth of Maynilad, Metro Pacific Tollways and the hospital group for the first half of 2009. This demonstrates that even in a challenging economic environment, the group’s strong operating income stream, proactive management and prudent measures will continue to exceed expectations and contribute higher margins to MPIC,” according to MPIC president and CEO Jose Ma. Lim. 

    MPIC also owns Colinas Verdes Managers Corp. (CVHMC), the operator of the Cardinal Santos Medical Center . The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila awarded the 20-year contract to operate  the Cardinal Santos hospital to CVHMC last March 1.

    Under such contract, CVHMC is obligated to pay rent for the lease of the land, building and existing equipment of CSMC and is committed to invest a minimum of P750 million in the first 10 years, of which P250 million will be spent within the first three years to repair assets and expand hospital services.

    Also, in May 2008, MPIC acquired a 34 percent shareholding in Davao Doctors Hospital , a privately-owned, 250-bed tertiary level and multi-specialty hospital located in Davao City .

    For Davao Doctors alone, the company will P200 million this year on top of the P100 million spent last year for the renovation and improvement of the Davao-based hospital.

    It was earlier reported that MPIC is still looking for hospital facilities in Cebu for possible acquisition or joint-venture agreement.

    MPIC chairman Manuel Pangilinan said its interest with the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) is still up, but the company is also looking at other hospital facilities in the province that the company might be interested to invest in.

    Currently, MPIC is looking at two potential hospital facilities in the Visayas and Mindanao that Pangilinan described as “worthy” facilities.
    - ruralvillage, in 17 years
  • Looks like construction of St. Luke's BGC is almost completed. When will it open?

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    - redisol, in 17 years
  • construction has started on second tower ASIAN HOSPITAL MUNTINLUPA
    - sloanesquare, in 17 years
  • construction has started on second tower ASIAN HOSPITAL MUNTINLUPA

    Yes, here is the related news. :cheers:

    Asian Hospital to build new patient-friendly tower
    (The Philippine Star) Updated November 06, 2009 12:00 AM

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    Asian Hospital and Medical Center will begin construction of a new 14-storey hospital tower next month, which will boast of a more efficient, patient-friendly design and ambience to provide more outpatient and inpatient facilities, including upgrades on medical equipment, to provide expanded services and better facilities to patients.
    | Zoom

    MANILA, Philippines - Asian Hospital and Medical Center is set to begin construction of a new hospital tower that will boast a more efficient, patient-friendly design and ambiance to meet the need of its growing clientele for more services and better facilities.

    Following the groundbreaking held recently, the hospital tower will start construction next month and is expected to be completed by first quarter of 2011.

    “The construction of our new hospital tower will allow us to realize our continuous commitment to quality patient care, in line with our vision to maintain our position as a world-class medical institution. We’ve carefully chosen our partners for this project, making sure that our vision of giving our patients a comfortable, purposely designed healing place will be realized,” explained Theo Seiler, chief executive officer of Asian Hospital.

    Upon completion, the new hospital tower will have 14 stories, including a two-level basement parking area. The tower will provide more outpatient and inpatient facilities, including upgrades on medical equipment, to provide expanded services and better facilities to patients.

    For this project, Asian Hospital has partnered with Archion Architects as architect and lead design consultant. Composing the design team are Sinclair Knight Merz (Philippines), Inc. as consultant for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection (MEPF) and medical gas design; and Antonio V. Gutierrez and Associates as structural consultant. Completing the team is SPCastro and Associates, Inc. which is tasked to oversee the construction of the hospital tower in its capacity as project manager
    .
    - RonnieR, in 17 years
  • St. Luke's Medical Center - BGC update from aziza! :banana:

    Oh, how I miss working in a hospital!

    View of outside from inside (main lobby)
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    Stairs, Escalator and Elevator
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    http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/4931/dsc06080b.jpg

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    Spacious Main Lobby with PEOPLE!
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    Nurses' Station
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    Rehab equipment
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    Private A Room in Maternity Unit - 23sqm FA
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    Ambassador Suite - 110sqm FA
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    Patient's Hill-Rom Bed (Amb Suite)
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    Kitchen (Amb Suite)
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    Patient's Shower and Jacuzzi (Amb Suite)
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    OB-PACU
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    NICU (Sayang, nde pa naka-setup yung machines)
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    - ruralvillage, in 17 years
  • this is one bldg na kahit complete ay ayaw kung maging guest :lol:
    - kalbongdad, in 17 years
  • Manila Medical Center

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    - chymera00, in 17 years
  • Makati Med taps latest call center tech (http://www.mb.com.ph/node/233263/makati-med-tap)
    By EMMIE V. ABADILLA
    December 9, 2009, 6:40pm
    Manila Bulletin (http://www.mb.com.ph/node/233263/makati-med-tap)

    The Makati Medical Center (MMC) has become the first hospital in the Philippines to use advanced call center technology. Ultimately, it intends to be the country’s first Information Technology (IT)-enabled “connected hospital” as well.

    Already, MMC has invested in a dedicated customer care call center as part of its renovation and modernization strategy. The next step is to install a solution to monitor and manage all aspects of a patient’s stay including ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, security, fire and life safety, digital devices, and signage on a single network to allow staff to focus on providing patient care.

    “The purpose of our dedicated call center and enhanced telecommunications infrastructure is to add value for our patients and medical staff,” declared Rosalie R. Montenegro, MMC president and CEO.

    “Our agents are able to inform patients if their doctor is holding clinic and when he or she will be holding clinic rather than simply transferring a call. If a doctor is unavailable, our agents will also suggest alternative medical staff and can help make arrangements for the patient to see a doctor.”

    IT services firm Diversified Technology Solutions International, Inc. (DTSI) has supplied advanced communications technology to MMC. DTSI delivered and implemented an Avaya solution that replaced the hospital’s aging communications infrastructure.

    DTSI is a leading global systems integrator catering to Fortune 500 firms. Best known as a contact center and BPO expert, the company has over 100,000 seats enabled in the United States and the Philippines. Its portfolio includes business communications, turnkey contact center solutions, onshore and offshore, hosted and managed services. It has strategic partnerships with technology leaders like Avaya, Cisco, Verint, Microsoft, and Dell.

    In 2010, MMC has more upgrading initiatives on the drawing board.
    - ruralvillage, in 17 years
  • SM group acquires Danarra Hotel in QC (http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideBusop.htm?f=2009/december/10/rayenano.isx&d=/2009/december/10)
    Manila Standard (http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideBusop.htm?f=2009/december/10/rayenano.isx&d=/2009/december/10)

    There’s another Pacman in town, and it’s not the group of telecom honcho Manuel V. Pangilinan or the growing empire of investment banker Roberto V. Ongpin.

    It’s SM Development Corp., the property arm of retail tycoon Henry Sy. The property firm is slowly building up its landbank and parlaying new lot acquisitions into office and residential condominiums.

    The grapevine said SMDC recently bought the one-hectare, 86-room Danarra Hotel and Resort from the family of hotel president and general manager Mario Sarmiento for about P350 million. Mario is the son of patriarch Don Pablo Sarmiento, who owns listed Vitarich Corp., along with brothers Feliciano and Lorenzo. Another son of Don Pablo, Angelito, is the mayor of San Jose del Monte town in Bulacan and a former congressman of the province.

    The grapevine said SMDC would take over Danarra Hotel in January next year, tear it down and build a high-rise office condominium to take advantage of the area’s strategic location. Danarra Hotel, a favorite hangout in the 70’s and 80’s, sits on a one-hectare property in Quezon City’s South Triangle, also called Timog Triangle. The hotel is sandwiched between Panay Avenue and Eugenio Lopez St. and just adjacent to television network ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp.

    SMDC’s Danarra Hotel’s acquisition followed the purchase of three new properties worth close to P2 billion last month. SMDC bought a one-hectare property near Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City, where it plans to build two residential condominiums under the Sun Residences brand. The Welcome Rotonda property was the site of a popular girlie bar in the 70’s.

    SMDC also acquired a two-hectare lot along Jupiter Street in Makati City, where it plans to construct four residential towers called Jazz Residences. SMDC’s third acquisition is located on a two-hectare property in Mandaluyong City near the Boni Station of MRT 3, where the company plans to build Light Residences.

    Hotel in debts

    The grapevine said the Sarmiento family had to give up Danarra Hotel because of the hotel’s piling debt now estimated at over P400 million. The family also needed the money to revitalize Vitarich, which has just come out from court rehabilitation.

    The hotel property in the late 50’s and 60’s originally served as the seven-bedroom house of Don Pablo and wife Doña Eufrocina and their nine children—Angelito, Leonila, Pablo Jr., Imelda, Myrna (deceased), Oscar, Eulogio, Mario and Carlito.

    Don Pablo, sensing a business opportunity, transformed the one-hectare property into a lodging business. The house was often near-empty because Don Pablo’s children were almost always abroad for education.

    The Sarmientos in 1964 converted their house into Tourist Hometel and in 1975 transformed it into a full-blown hotel business complete with a food and beverage service.

    They renamed the expanded facility to Danarra Hotel, a name they borrowed from the popular plywood brand that the Sarmiento family produced and exported. Danarra plywood is derived from two popular local trees—Dao and Narra.
    - ruralvillage, in 17 years
  • SM group acquires Danarra Hotel in QC (http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideBusop.htm?f=2009/december/10/rayenano.isx&d=/2009/december/10)
    Manila Standard (http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideBusop.htm?f=2009/december/10/rayenano.isx&d=/2009/december/10)

    You may have overlooked the thread name. :nuts:

    Hotels in Metro Manila Thread 2 (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=834918)
    - flip2_0, in 17 years
  • ^^^^

    unless may balak ang sm na gawing hospital ang danara hotel... danara medical hotel... our goal is to assure you'll come out alive. :lol:
    - b_two, in 17 years
  • Been inside St Luke's a while back. According to an insider, full blast opening will be Jan 21 of next year. It just had its soft opening recently. No patients yet. Just workers, nurses, etc. It looks very classy. Everything is new. They have Sony Bravia for each waiting area. PCs are brand new Lenovo with LCD screens. The hospital looks huge. I've seen two banks operating inside already. First one is BPO. I forgot the other one. And there's Starbucks inside. I don't remember seeing and of these in Makati Med.
    - Ph Man, in 17 years
  • New QC hospital building nearly finished

    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    First Posted 21:37:00 03/17/2010

    MANILA, Philippines—The Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH) will soon have more space with the completion of a new building before the middle of the year.

    In a statement, Mayor Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said the P559.1 million medical center was 75 percent complete and was expected to be finished in May.

    “Our city government has been working to strengthen the city’s health care system and orient it further to serve the needs of poor constituents,” he said.

    He added that the city government’s investment in health services and wellness has exceeded P605 million, not counting the funding for supplies and equipment in health centers.

    The rehabilitation of the QCGH was one of the city government’s main projects to give poor residents access to a modern and well equipped city-run hospital, Belmonte said.

    The new building will house a 40-bed emergency room complex, a 26-bed intensive care unit and an 8-bed operating room, among others.

    The facility is situated on a portion of the 3.2-hectare QCGH compound in Barangay Bahay Toro.

    Belmonte said the city government would also be building a new diversion road leading to the hospital to prevent traffic within the compound.

    Aside from the QCGH, the city government was also completing the rehabilitation of another city-run hospital, the Novaliches District Hospital, which it plans to turn into a 60-bed facility this year. Julie M. Aurelio
    - the glimpser, in 17 years
  • ang ganda ng st lukes pero palitan ang monoblock chairs
    - naughtycalboy, in 17 years
  • Philippine Heart Center
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1223/967062850_943f3abda8_b.jpg
    by edgarjlaw (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edgarjlaw/)
    - [dx], in 17 years
  • ^^ Is this brutalist architecture?
    - kevinb, in 17 years
  • ;54058495']Philippine Heart Center
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    by edgarjlaw (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edgarjlaw/)

    this was during the good old days when pinoys were still proud of being the top choice for medicine and education in SEA...
    - metrosuburban, in 17 years
  • ^^ Is this brutalist architecture?Yes.

    I always love that building. It is really beautiful.
    - le Reine, in 17 years
  • April 08,2010
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    The Medical City
    - Igsuonnimo, in 17 years
  • New Sta. Ana hospital inaugurated (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=570714&publicationSubCategoryId=65)
    By Sandy Araneta (The Philippine Star) Updated April 29, 2010 12:00 AM

    MANILA, Philippines - The modern, fully airconditioned, 10-story city hospital in Sta. Ana is finally open to serve the poor residents not only from Manila’s sixth district but the entire city as well.

    Mayor Alfredo Lim and Vice Mayor Isko Moreno led yesterday the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the hospital’s inauguration.

    Also attending the event were secretary to the mayor lawyer Rafaelito Garayblas chief of staff Ric de Guzman, Liga ng Mga Barangay president Philip Lacuna and his brother-councilor Dennis Lacuna, and District 6 congressional candidate Sandy Ocampo, among others.

    Dr. Lucio Tan and wife Carmen, whose Tan Yan Kee Foundation was also instrumental in the construction of the said hospital, were also present in the affair.

    The said hospital, according to city engineer Armand Andres, sits on an 8,000-square-meter lot with a floor area of at least 5,000 square meters and has a 500-bed capacity. The opening of the said hospital, constructed by the Freyssinet (F.F. Cruz) Filipino Corp., marks the fruition of Lim’s vision since he became mayor in 1992, of building one city hospital giving free medical services for the poor residents for each of Manila’s six districts.

    Thus, the city now comes complete with one hospital for each district namely Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center (first district); Ospital ng Tondo (second); Jose Abad Santos Mother and Child Hospital (third); Ospital ng Sampaloc (fourth) and now, Sta. Ana Hospital (sixth). Before assuming his first incumbency, Manila had only one such hospital, the Ospital ng Maynila located in the fifth district so that when he became mayor, he just had it refurbished before proceeding to build other city hospitals.

    The said hospitals are headed respectively by Dr. Fidel Chua, Dr. Marlon Millares, Dr. Martin Teodoro, Dr. Janet Tan, Dr. Mario Lato and Dr. Jun Cando.

    On Monday, Lim and Moreno inaugurated the newly built three-story annex of the Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center which houses the hospital’s out-patient and radiology departments. In his speech, Lim told the residents who trooped to the site to take a look at the new hospital that would serve their needs free of charge that the hospital rightfully belongs to them, since the city’s projects are built out of taxpayers’ money.

    He likewise credited Moreno, who is concurrently presiding officer of the city council and the 22 councilors allied with him, for their support in passing measures that would help the city government realize fruitful projects such as the building of hospitals and public school buildings that cater to poor but deserving students from Manila by providing them with free education.

    For his part, Moreno said he and the Council’s majority bloc will always support Lim’s efforts to make life easier for the poor people of Manila, stressing that the residents deserve no less.

    “For nine long years, the past administration of ex-environment secretary Lito Atienza did not bother building even a single health center, moreso, a hospital to augment the already existing ones, even as the city’s hospitals then were totally neglected, that residents who go there for supposed free treatment are made to buy even petty needs such as cotton and syringe,” Moreno said.

    Lim said when he left City Hall in 1998, he handed down to Atienza the blueprint for the construction of one hospital each in the third and sixth districts. But Atienza did not bother to have it implemented for unclear reasons, he said.
    - Igsuonnimo, in 17 years
  • Medical city (Ortigas)
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    http://mariecharmaine.multiply.com/
    - darknyt1, in 17 years
  • Asian Hospital
    Asian Hospital is a Skyscraper itself
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs508.ash1/29993_1470041911989_1261850356_31308204_446233_n.jpg

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs508.ash1/29993_1470041991991_1261850356_31308205_1250746_n.jpg
    - RonnieR, in 17 years
  • QUEZON CITY GENERAL HOSPITAL

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    It had its soft opening last June 18. Grand opening will be on August 18 (unconfirmed)

    P559.1 million QCGH is now a 250-bed Medical Center.

    The new features of the modern QCGH are the 40-bed emergency complex, 26-bed intensive care unit, 8-bed operating room and other state-of-the-art facilities and amenities.

    The grand transformation of QCGH includes the acquisition and purchase of much-needed equipment and facilities such as CT Scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
    - Waldenstrom, in 18 years

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