Diagnostic centers are now as important as any leisure establishment. The first step in determining the root cause of sickness and discomfort, with the pandemic still lurking in the midst, people have learned to prioritize their physical health, hence the demand for quality lab test providers.
Nowadays one can avoid heading to the hospital for the required medical tests. Lab centers like Singapore Diagnostics (SGD) have outlets in Makati, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Dagupan, and Angeles City where consumers can drop in for the test, wait for the result, and immediately proceed to proper treatment.
SGD also serves the lab requirements of health institutions. Since 2013, SGD has been processing laboratory works for over 500 hospitals, clinics, and labs in the country, serving up to 50,000 patients every month and running up to 2.5 million laboratory examinations a year. Quality healthcare services is no longer limited to select private institutions. SGD even plans to build more facilities in the coming months to reach more consumers.
Alongside quality service is the commitment to help uplift medical service and contribute to sustainable healthcare in the Philippines. Ritche Evidente, president and CEO of Singapore Diagnostics (SGD) believes that establishing more facilities with quality and accessible service, and giving world-class skills training to medical professionals will directly support healthcare sustainability.
The exceptional talent and skills of Filipino medical workers are in demand across the globe, and according to Evidente, it is but natural for them to seek greener pastures.
“As a healthcare company, we can continue to provide excellent training so we have a steady stream of professionals who can serve both local and international demands. SGD employs over 200 medical technologists across its various laboratories. We can help them in their professional training so that when they leave, they can make our country proud with their skills,” Evidente points out.
SGD is a subsidiary of Pathology Asia, one of the largest independent clinical diagnostic service providers in Southeast Asia. The company is known for its laboratory, genomic, and digital health operations in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. By working with SGD, medical technologists can acquire world-class training from their global experts, which can also prepare them for overseas work, should they decide to work abroad.
The roster of highly skilled Filipino medical technologists was a key factor in helping the company achieve the prestigious reaccreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, located in Northfield Illinois.
“We have stringent and rigorous procedures in place to ensure that we deliver the most accurate laboratory results. Our staff continues to be trained by international experts and even at that highest level of quality, we also strongly believe in monitoring and continuous skills improvements so that Filipinos will consistently receive quality healthcare,” Evidente says.
Singapore Diagnostics is fully committed to supporting medical technologists in the Philippines. Not only does it envision being a center of excellence for technical skills but it also strives to maintain its healthy work culture for 400+ employees nationwide.
Collaboration among healthcare institutions is important to sustainable healthcare. SGD works with partner hospitals and laboratories for both lab work and training of lab personnel. These partnerships help provide lab services to patients in far-flung areas
This year SGD will build a new world-class facility in the Metro with a state-of-the-art laboratory that will employ more medical technologists and serve more patients. SGD plans to build more laboratories in major cities.