• 05/20/2019
  • 06:19 AM
League Online News


TWO Iloilo provincial government-run hospitals were recipients of the DOH 30 Star Awards given by the Department of Health last November 14, 2018 in Metro Manila.

These are Aleosan District Hospital (ADH) in Alimodian and Dr. Ricardo Y. Ladrido Memorial Hospital (DRYLMH) in Lambunao.

DOH awarded 10 Level I hospitals, where ADH and DRYLMH belong, 10 Level II hospitals and 10 Level III hospitals or a total of 30 hospitals nationwide.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III conceptualized the DOH 30 Star Awards to encourage the hospitals to continue improving their service and to enhance their compliance to regulatory requirements.

The hospitals were scored according to the criteria set under the following categories: Safety and infection control, service provision, customer and employees’ satisfaction, community-based projects/programs, and quality improvements.

Provincial Administrator and concurrent Hospital Management Office (HMO) chief Dr. Raul Banias said the award received by the two district hospitals is the result of the hard work and dedication of the hospital personnel to improve their service as ordered by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr.

Gov. Defensor allotted more than one billion pesos for the upgrading of 12 provincial government-run hospitals since 2010 under his Hospital Efficiency Assurance through Reform and Transformation (Heart) program.

The governor envisions the transformation of the once ill-equipped and dilapidated district hospitals into “modern and real hospitals for the poor” by ensuring that it has a steady supply of medicines, equipped with modern facilities and responsive hospital personnel.

Banias said the awards would mean more projects and financial assistance for ADH and DRYLMH under the DOH’s Hospital Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP). 

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