Cadets, military personnel and their dependents as well as authorized civilians have reason to look forward to the new year with renewed hope following the complete renovation and refurbishment of the Fort del Pilar Station Hospital at the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City courtesy of the SM Foundation.
Last year, the 50-bed capacity hospital was downgraded because of its decrepit facilities. With the renovation and new equipment, the hospital is expected to revert to its Level 2 Department of Health accreditation.
Rehabilitation work was done in two phases: Phase I covered the renovation of the Operating and Delivery Room (OR/DR) complex as well as the officers’ and cadets’ ward of the hospital; while Phase II involved the renovation of the hospital’s entire second floor which was converted into a Felicidad T. Sy Ward. Included in the rehabilitation were Cadets Wards 1, 2 and 3, Pediatric Ward, Female Surgical Ward, Surgical Ward, OB and Gyne Ward, Pathological Ward, Chief Nurse room and Nurses station, Isolation room, Storage room, and Recovery room. The hospital also has a Prayer room and a Reception/waiting area.
To support the hospital’s services, brand new medical equipment were also donated, and these include an anesthesia machine, OR LED lights, multi parameters monitors, ECG units, portable ultrasound machine, infusion pumps, heavy duty suction machine as well as other furnishings for the officers’ and cadets’ wards.
The SM Foundation has been helping renovate and refurbish military facilities in recognition of the AFP’s role in the defense and security of the nation. The Foundation also takes cognizance of the active participation of the military in disaster relief operations.
“We at SM Foundation are deeply honored to be able to contribute to those who serve the country, specifically with the Philippine Military Academy, by way of donations and improvements of the Fort Del Pilar Station Hospital,” SM Foundation executive director for Health Connie Angeles said.
“To our gallant men in uniform, we at SM Foundation will continue to support you,” Angeles added. “All for you dear soldiers, who risk life and limb that we may enjoy freedom.”
Fort del Pilar Station Hospital now joins the roster of military facilities that have benefited from SM Foundation’s support of communities comprising of Filipino enlisted personnel and their dependents in an effort to uplift their lives. Other military facilities renovated by the SM Foundation include: Air Force General Hospital in Pasay City; NAVSOG Sick Bay in Sangley Cavite; Air Force City Hospital in Clark, Pampanga; Camp General Aguinaldo Station Hospital in Quezon City; Fernando Air Base Hospital in Lipa City; Police National Training Institute in Canlubang Laguna; Camp Nakar Station Hospital in Lucena, Quezon; Fort Magsaysay Station Hospital in Cabanatuan; Pediatric Ward of the AFP General Hospital in Pasay City and the PNP Special Action Force (SAF)Training Branch Dispensary.
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