PhilHealth Names MDH as a Center of Excellence

PhilHealth awards MDH with the highest citation given to healthcare facilities - the PhilHealth Center of Excellence Award.
 
 
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Nov. 8, 2011 - PRLog -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) formally recognized Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH) as a PhilHealth Center of Excellence during ceremonies held recently at the Crowne Plaza in Quezon City.
   
As part of its efforts to achieve world-class excellence, MDH had gone through rigorous accreditation procedures and has exerted hospital-wide efforts to meet stringent criteria articulated in the PhilHealth Benchbook. “Being named as a PhilHealth accredited Center of Excellence gives Manila Doctors Hospital such great pride and honor that it inspires our doctors and staff to continue to give their best in all their operations. It is a testament that the systems, processes, and standards that we implement are aligned with the standards set by the Philippine government. This ensures our patients and stakeholders that only the best care is given to them at MDH,” MDH Hospital Director Atty. Pilar Nenuca P. Almira said.

As a PhilHealth Center of Excellence, MDH was found to have been compliant with quality standards in the areas of patients’ rights, organizational ethics, patient care, safe practice and environment, leadership and management, human resource management, information management, and improving performance. MDH Hospital Director Atty. Pilar Nenuca P. Almira received the award presented by PhilHealth President Dr. Rey B. Aquino.

Manila Doctors Hospital is one of the 22 hospitals in the National Capital Region to be presented the highest accreditation award from PhilHealth. The said institution is the first hospital in Asia to be accredited by the Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and has been re-certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently, thereby adding three more years to its 6-year ISO accreditation.

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Manila Doctors Hospital is one of the leading centers of health and wellness in the Philippines. The Metrobank Foundation actively supports the Hospital’s operations and provides funds for a wide array of social services activities, such as subsidies for in-house charity patients, outreach programs and health-related interventions in adopted communities, and research. Re-certified as an ISO 9001:2008 institution, PhilHealth Level 4 accredited, and recently recognized as the first private hospital in Asia to be accredited by Accreditation Canada International (ACI), the Manila Doctors Hospital positioned itself to become a key player in the growing medical tourism industry.
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