February 25, 2016 at 11:40 pm
Jenniffer B. Austria
QualiMed Hospital, a network of healthcare facilities owned and operated by Ayala Land Inc. and Batangas-based Mercado General Hospital Inc., is set to open four new facilities in the first half of 2016.
These are QualiMed Hospital in Altaraza San Jose Del Monte, Quezon City, which is set to open in the first quarter of 2016; QualiMed Hospital in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna; QualiMed Clinic in Cebu IT Park, Cebu City; and QualiMed Clinic in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. The last three facilities will open in the second quarter.
QualiMed in Bulacan is a 100-bed general hospital located at the Altaraza Town Center in San Jose Del Monte.
Ayala Land Capital Corp. head Alfonso Javier Reyes said QualiMed Hospital in San Jose Del Monte would have the quality service, ambience and medical capabilities of a premier city hospital, but at a more affordable price point.
“The presence of QualiMed Hospital will support the comprehensive and sustainable lifestyle offerings in the Altaraza estate and will greatly benefit the surrounding community as well,” Reyes said.
QualiMed president and chief executive Edwin Mercado said there was a large underserved segment in Bulacan in terms of quantity and quality of healthcare services.
“With the entry of QualiMed in San Jose Del Monte, we aim to provide affordable, accessible and appropriate healthcare to the communities in Bulacan and its adjacent towns,” Mercado said.
Facilities under the QualiMed that are currently operational are QualiMed Clinic in TriNoma Mall, Quezon City; QualiMed Surgery Center in Manila; QualiMed Clinic in Fairview Terraces in Novaliches, Quezon City; QualiMed Hospital in Iloilo City; QualiMed Clinic in McKinley Exchange Corporate Center, Makati; and QualiMed Clinic in UP Town Center, Quezon City.
QualiMed Hospital has comprehensive capabilities for inpatient and outpatient healthcare. Inpatient services include admission in wards or private rooms, and intensive care facilities for adult and pediatric/neonatal patients. The operating room and pharmacy are available for both outpatient and inpatient services.
ALI and the Mercado group earlier committed to invest P5 billion to build 1,000 hospital beds and 10 clinics target over the next five years.