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MPIC hospitals in Mindanao to install advanced technologies to improve disease detection and treatment

  • Davao Doctors Hospital is the first hospital in the Philippines to offer GE Healthcare’s wide-bore MRI system for enhanced diagnostic capabilities. The facility will also install a high-definition, low dose CT scanner.
  • West Metro Medical Center to install GE Healthcare’s multi-modality technologies—a CT scanner, fixed and mobile X-ray, surgical C-arm, ultrasound, anesthesia machine and infant warmer—to improve access to quality healthcare services in Zamboanga City.

Mindanao, Philippines — Two private Mindanao hospitals operated by Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. (MPHHI), the healthcare unit of conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments, Corp., have recently announced their purchase of advanced medical technologies developed by GE Healthcare—an investment which aims to improve disease detection and treatment in the Philippines’s southernmost island.

MPIC hospitals in Mindanao to install advanced technologies to improve disease detection and treatment

Members of the Board of Directors of Davao Doctors Hospital led by President and CEO Raymund Del Val (seated 3rd from left) during the contract signing with GE Philippines CEO Jocot de Dios (seated 2nd from left) and GE Healthcare Country Manager Ivan Arota (seated 1st from left). Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. President and CEO Augusto Palisoc, Jr. (standing 4th from left) was also present during the contract signing.

Cutting-edge imaging systems for enhanced patient comfort
With the need for a comprehensive healthcare systemin the country, the demand for quality medical imaging also increases. GE’s first wide-bore MRI system in the country will be available at Davao Doctors Hospital (DDH), one of the largest hospitals in Davao City and considered the most modern medical facility in Mindanao.The Optima MR450w is an innovative imaging system that provides uncompromised image quality, improved workflow and helps to maximize patient comfort. With a wide-bore MRI, technologists can reposition patients less often and cover more anatomy, especially for claustrophobic or larger patients.

“Our vision in Davao Doctors Hospital is to be the ‘unparalled health insitution beyond borders,’ so we keep on upgrading our technology platforms especially in the field of radiology,” Raymund Del Val president and CEO of DDH said. “We want to make sure that we give the best patient care and the best clinical outcome. Having the latest technology and equipment will allow us to perform complicated cases better and in a shorter amount of time.”

Meanwhile, DDH Chief Finance Officer Paul Camangian sees the partnership as a growth opportunity for both parties. “The planned upgrade of medical equipment affirms Davao Doctors Hospitals commitment to its vision. On the other hand, this also marks GE Healthcare’s reentry in the MPHHI Group which we hope will develop into a longterm and profitable business collaboration.”

Aside from the Optima MR450w, the 250-bed hospital will also be home to GE’s Discovery NM/CT 670 Pro in the country. This CT technology is designed to enable physicians to perform advanced hybrid and standalone CT procedures, delivering excellent imaging performance at low dosage and reduced scanning times.

MPIC hospitals in Mindanao to install advanced technologies to improve disease detection and treatment

(From L to R): Jocot de Dios, CEO, GE Philippines; Ramon Diaz, President and CEO, West Metro; Ivan Arota, Country Manager, GE Healthcare; Maria Chona Go, Chief Finance Officer, West Metro.

Wide-range of multi-modality technologies
About 400 km from Davao, the West Metro Medical Center in Zamboanga City will install GE’s wide-range of multi-modality equipment which includes a CT scanner, fixed and mobile X-ray, surgical C-arm, ultrasound, anesthesia machine and infant warmer.

The 110-bed health facility is one of the most recent additions to MPHHI’s chain of private hospitals in 2015.

“West Metro is quite serious about our mission of improving access to quality healthcare in Western Mindanao. This is why we are quite meticulous with how we do things, including choosing our medical equipment,” said Yen Delgado, Marketing Manager of West Metro. “We are happy to have GE as a partner in giving people of Western Mindanao access to better healthcare services.”

“Our focus at GE Healthcare is to provide technologies and solutions that will help our customers address their needs,” said Ivan Arota, Country Manager of GE Healthcare. “We are honored to complement the steadfast commitment of Davao Doctors Hospital and West Metro to create long-term value and measurable impacts that will improve patient care in this part of the country.”

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