The 90 th founding anniversary of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital yesterday was marked by improvement in accessibility, facilities and operations, including the anticipated launch of the renal transplantation and lithotripsy.
It is also the start of the countdown to the centennial year of the regional hospital, with hopes of bringing more improvement and innovations in medical services to Negrenses, Dr. Julius Drilon, Medical Center Chief, said in a press presentation yesterday.
In three months, CLMMRH will also serve as a renal transplant center, while P40 million worth lithotripsy equipment, an extracorporeal shock used to eliminate kidney stones without open surgery, will open in two weeks, he said.
The lithotripsy was already tested on 12 patients with positive results, he said, “We are now waiting for the license to operate from the Department of Health before we open the service to clients.”
Dr. Marlon Tabligan, Medical Professional Staff chief, said two more areas in the recently inaugurated West Tower will also be available soon. These are radiology department and the operation theater room.
He said these areas will offer one of the most modern medical equipment in the country and are expected to be fully operational by the end of the month.
In support of the opening of state-of-the-art facilities, the Nursing Service Division is also preparing for the DOH Nurse Certification program, Chief Nurse Marybeth Marcial said.
The regional hospital aims to DOH-certify their nurses based on specialty areas through intensive training, she added.
“We ultimately aim to become a Development Intervention Provider or DOH NCP provider, where only government specialty hospitals in Metro Manila have enlisted,” she said.
The DOH assessors are set to evaluate the competencies of the staff nurses, she added.
OIC Chief Administrative Officer Marianne Corgos said the support services and financial division is also bulking up to complement the improvement of the medical front liners through faster and more efficient processing of documents.
Corgos said plans of establishing a separate area for the releasing of all documents, and laboratory results will be pursued for the convenience of the clients, with the ongoing digitization of medical records that will be advantageous for easy retrieval of information of the patients.*KBC
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