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Yes, hospitals can make you sick

THE PHILIPPINE Hospital Association (PHA), in collaboration with United Laboratories Inc. (Unilab) and the Philippine Hospital Infection Control Society (PHICS), launched the first “Hospital Best Practices in Infection Prevention and Control” awards. From left: Unilab sales manager Gerard P. Farin, PHA director Dr. Huberto F. Lapuz, Unilab assistant vice president of infection prevention and control solutions group RosarioO. Dumpit, PHICS founder Dr.Melecia A. Velmonte, PHA president Dr. Ruben C. Flores, Unilab director of professional relations management division Edgardo A. Kanapi

Dr. Melecia Velmonte, founder of the Philippine Hospital Infection Control Society (PHICS), recalled a time, not too long ago, when a patient was admitted to undergo a standard diagnostic test for dizziness.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

A hospital that provides comforts of home for patients


No one likes hospitals. While it is almost an inevitable part of life to be sick, it doesn’t mean we cannot find ways to make the experience more tolerable. It is already a feat to go through the medical procedure, but does the healing process have to be as discomforting? If the hospital already has a stigma in all of us, it can’t be the most conducive place for healing.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Modern, state-of-the-art tertiary hospital soon to rise in Parañaque City


A new, tertiary hospital is rising south of the Metro to meet the health care needs of thousands of people in the areas of Parañaque, Las Piñas, and the National Capital Region – The Premier Medical Center (TPMC) is soon to operate in full swing at the Amvel Business Park in Sucat, Parañaque.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

MakatiMed brings in cutting-edge cancer technology

TOMOTHERAPY is a new system for delivering the most advanced, image-guided radiation treatment using intensity modulated radiation therapy, which allows for tumor location verification and precise targeting of cancer cells while minimizing radiation.

Cancer care has evolved into a complex and highly specialized area of medicine, and as one of the health institution’s centers of excellence, MakatiMed’s Cancer Center has kept up with the latest and newest advancements in oncology. More than its team of skilled professionals—from oncologists to nurses—it’s also known for its multidisciplinary approach to cancer care.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Workshop on world standards for managing hospital infection rates, drug safety

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Hospitals and other healthcare providers in the country are encouraged to learn from international experts about how to achieve world-class standards in “Hospital Infection Control” and “Management of Medication and Patient Safety” in the workshops to be held at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center on March 11 to 13, 2013.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »