Department of Health-Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo and local government officials of the Province of Batangas recently led the inauguration and blessing of the new surgery center at the Batangas Medical Center that will deliver advanced surgical care services the region.
“This surgery center will provide top of the line surgical services not only to the people of Batangas but to nearby southern provinces and can accommodate more patients needing surgical operations,” Janairo stated during the opening program on Aug. 24.
“It offers a wide range of surgical procedures, from outpatient surgeries to more complex surgical cases requiring hospitalization. Patients need not go specialty hospitals in Manila because all the available surgical services will be readily available for them,” he added.
Janairo said the BatMC Surgery center offers six spacious operating suites and provides the technology needed to perform a wide variety of surgeries. It also features modern equipment known as boom technology and digital imaging displays.
The new Surgery “B” building with Operating Room Complex was funded through the DOH-Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) with an allotment amounting to P155.9 million. Six old operating rooms are subject for renovation.
In 2017, the OPD-Psychiatry Building was completed including the MRI Building with a 1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine that is used to produce detailed pictures of the body’s organs and structures.
BatMC is also ISO 9001-2015 accredited.
Janairo said it is important for hospitals to evolve, expand its facilities, and provide new technologies to meet the needs of the people and bring the best possible health care to them.
He noted that quality care, safety and patient satisfaction must always be underscored.
BatMC opened on January 1, 1928 as Batangas Provincial Hospital with a 30-bed capacity. It was renamed as Batangas Regional Hospital on July 10, 1962 after it was designated as a teaching and training hospital.
By virtue of Republic Act No. 9791, it was converted to Batangas Medical Center with a 500-bed capacity.