Sunday, December 27, 2015

59th Anniversary Celebration of Manila Doctors

From left: Dr. Antonio S. Abacan Jr., Chairman and Acting President of Manila Medical Services Incorporated; Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada; Dr. George S.K. Ty, Group Chairman of Metrobank Group of Companies; and Augusto Palisoc Jr., President and CEO of the Metro Pacific hospital group, grace the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the MDH New Tower Grand Lobby.  
Manila Doctors Hospital, one of the leading centers of health and wellness in the Philippines, is a private tertiary hospital which is currently expanding its services with the construction of its new medical tower. Owned by Manila Medical Services Inc., MDH is the healthcare affiliate of Metrobank Foundation Inc, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Metrobank Group. MDH is an ISO 9001-2008 accredited institution and is recognized by Accreditation Canada International and is a reporting member of the United Nations Global Compact. Marks its 59th year of excellent medical service this year. Driven by its promise of more top-of-the-line equipment, innovative centers and more specialized medical facilities, last December 8th, MDH inaugurated its new medical tower lobby, located along T.M. Kalaw Street. With the completion of the 18-storey medical tower, targeted in 2016, the hospital is poised to become a key player not only in the medical tourism industry, but, more importantly in its mission of providing advanced but affordable healthcare services.

The inauguration was graced by Manila City Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, who praised the hospital’s record of service under the stewardship of Metrobank Group Honorary Chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty. He also stressed his own advocacy in innovating health systems to provide quality health assistance to the marginalized sector.

The new medical tower is expected to increase MDH’s occupancy from 300 to 500 beds. It will also house additional doctors’ clinics, more than 160 parking slots, more medical and diagnostic centers, administrative offices, and a helipad.

Metrobank Group Chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty himself, presented the Exemplar Awards for Medical Staff: Dr. Mark Richard Kho, Dr. Felix Eduardo R. Punzalan, Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson, Dr. Dante D. Morales; Dr. Mario Joselito M. Juco, Dr. Marc S.D. Lustre; and the Exemplar Awards for Employees: Juanito Ferrer, Marcia  C. Macaranas, Whitney Adeliene B. Cristobal, Maria Elizabeth Ann P. Marasigan, Rosa Fritzie V. Cabidoy and Josephine C. Vitas. 
The highlights during anniversary was officially welcomed the month of December with Christmas Lighting and Caroling. MDH’s medical, non-medical staff and other employees shared their singing talents at the Lobby Serenade, entrancing patients and guests with their rendered solos and carols. Also this year’s recipients of the Exemplar Awards for Medical Staff and Employees. The Exemplar Awards is the management’s way of recognizing medical, allied medical and non-medical staff whose professionalism and affirmative attitude have made a positive impact in the workplace and in the daily operations of the Hospital. As a way of paying tribute to top-notch employees, MDH gave the annual Service Awards as a fitting salute to employees who created an extraordinary and positive impact on the hospital for their 10 to 30 years in service. The anniversary festivities were concluded last December 11 with a Cultural Night presentation.

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