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A hospital that provides comforts of home for patients

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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

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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 »

What Makes Philippines the Heart of Asia

The country’s medical tourism industry is hoping to get another boost from the soon-to-be-released “Philippines: The Heart of Asia” travel guide.  For inquiries, email info@philippinesheartofasia.ph or call +63908.8887880.

The Philippines established its Medical Tourism Program back in 2006—and now, a little over six years later, we can say that while results have not been as quick as first envisioned, the country’s efforts to become a regional healthcare hub are slowly but surely bearing fruit.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Makati Med launches pioneering ‘adoption’ program of gov’t hospitals

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There truly comes a time in life when one must give back. It is an unwritten commandment phrased is so many ways. The Bible says, “When someone has been given much; much will be required in return” (Luke 12:48). Buddha: “You can only lose what you cling to.” And Mahatma Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Workshop for clinics, small healthcare organizations on accreditation standards

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With the growing population and aging people on the rise all over the world comes bigger demand for healthcare. WHO declares that in order to avoid huge hospital bills, people are encouraged to be more cautious of their health even before chronic illness strikes. Aesthetic centers are also booming as more people search for youthful looks and longevity.

Posted: May 1st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Philippine hospitals, clinics step up to meet global standards

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MANILA, Philippines – The 2nd Workshop for Implementing International Accreditation Standards was successfully held last 27-29 February 2012 at the Development Academy of the Philippines. Joining the faculties from NABH International (seated fifth from left) Dr. Arati Verma and Dr. Parag Rindani are HealthCORE executive director Joyce-Socao-Alumno and the following participants: Joanne Michelle Arceo, Edison Guevarra, [...]

Posted: March 21st, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Workshop on Implementing International Standards in Hospitals

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In line with the Philippine government’s thrust of providing universal access to healthcare, the country’s hospitals and healthcare providers were urged to upgrade their standards like what citizens of developed countries are getting in a socialized healthcare system to be efficient. Hospitals and clinics need to be internationally accredited in order for them to be globally competitive and open new markets including foreign patients.

Posted: February 21st, 2012 in Health and Wellness | Read More »

Hospital, healthcare, travel providers seek help in tapping medical tourism market

Hospitals, clinics and healthcare professionals seeking information on how to tap the global healthcare market now have access to the most credible and most complete information source: “The 1st Philippine Global Healthcare Forum” on Nov. 11, 2011 at the Auditorium of the newly-built NKTI Diagnostic Center in Quezon City. Medical Tourism, also known as Global [...]

Posted: October 28th, 2011 in Health and Wellness | Read More »

Medical uniforms may help spread disease


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Hospitals may not be the place to go if you are trying to avoid getting sick. Israeli researchers have reportedly found that hospital attire do harbor some very nasty organisms. Results of the study were published recently in the American Journal of Infection Control and reported by msnbc.com health writer JoNel Aleccia. Researchers collected samples [...]

Posted: September 14th, 2011 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

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