PSI Healthcare Development Services Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Medical City (TMC), in a strategic partnership with Calamba Medical Center, has acquired operating control of Southern Luzon and Medical Center (SLHMC).
Now known as The Medical City South Luzon and located in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, the latest addition to the TMC’s growing network of clinics and hospitals will serve as TMC’s gateway to Southern Luzon covering the provinces of Laguna, Batangas and Cavite.
TMC South Luzon will have a full complement of top-quality diagnostic and treatment services, drawing from the strengths of TMC’s centers of excellence and flagship programs, which include Wellness, Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Cancer Care. New services will also brought into TMC South Luzon with the planned upgrading of tis Radiology Section, Catheterization Laboratory, Emergency Department and Operating Room.
Its eye center is also being upgraded in terms of equipment and the recruitment of additional ophthalmologists to allow the diagnosis and treatment of complex eye procedures that are usually done in larger hospitals in urban areas like Manila. TMC South Luzon can likewise handle not just the usual health issues but even more complex cases.
“The expansion in bed capacity from 50 to 150 beds over the next two years reflects the anticipated strong growthof Region IV, this anchored on robust commercial and residential development extending from Santa Rosa to as far west as Tagaytay and Silang, eastward into Laguna de Bay, north to Muntinlupa and Las Pinas, and south into the northern portions of Batangas province,” said TMC President and CEO Dr. Alfredo R. A. Bengzon.
Dr. Jose O. Juliano, President and CEO of Calamba Medical Center adds, “We welcome this opportunity to closely work with The Medical City. SLHMC stands to reap the benefits of this strong partnership as it aims to reach the next level of growth and expansion.”
TMC’s entry into SLHMC reinforces its strategy to expand its national presence by developing a network that extends the reach and broadens the TMC brand. Aside from TMC South Luzon, TMC operates a network of hospitals located in Iloilo and Clark, which was opened in January 2015 and a 36 clinic sites in 32 locations in Metro Manila and strategic provinces. This year, TMC also opened Guam Regional Medical City, the first and only private hospital in Guam, and an ambulatory clinic in Dubai. Scheduled to open next year is TMC Pangasinan.
“TMC South Luzon is a new beacon for TMC’s unique brand of patient partnership where patients and doctors openly and equally collaborate towards effective, personalized care for the people of Region IV,” says Dr. Bengzon.
* Published in print version (Voice of the South, Volume 12, No. 10)