Leading healthcare institution Makati Medical Center recently received two recognitions for its COVID-19 response.
MakatiMed won the Excellence Award for Patient Safety in the 2020 Asian Hospital Management Awards for its “MMC: Beyond Malasakit – the Hospital with a Stronger Heart” for best practices in its COVID-19 response.
According to Rose Onilongo, AHMA 2020 conference manager, “This year, we received 200 entries from 89 hospitals in 16 countries. Winning the Gold or Excellence awards is recognition that the entry was the most outstanding for this category in the region.”
The International Hospital Federation, meanwhile, commended MakatiMed for its demonstration of outstanding efforts in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The hospital joins the select roster of awardees from 27 different countries around the world.
“These achievements only show how we are as a team in achieving our goals and ensuring that the safety of our patients is the number one priority of MakatiMed,” enthuses MakatiMed president chief executive Atty. Pilar Nenuca Almira.
As one of the hospitals at the forefront of the pandemic, MakatiMed found itself in a central role with the first surge of COVID-19 patients back in March and April 2020. With the timely and effective implementation of protocols, and collaboration among doctors across demographic and expertise, the hospital, led by medical director Dr. Saturnino Javier, was able to respond quickly to manage the influx of cases and ensure the safety and welfare of patients and frontliners.
MakatiMed consistently posted a high rate of recovery for the COVID-19 patients it has under its care. As of October 16, it recorded 95 percent recoveries (5,072 out of 5,321 cases) and 2.6 percent deaths (140).
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