Manila, Philippines – In its thrust to strengthen the power of volunteerism, empower communities, and deliver accessible healthcare and medical needs to the marginalized and the underserved, Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH) gives recognition to its outstanding internal community and external partners at the recently concluded SHINE Awards 2022 last February 23, 2023 at Dr. George S.K. Ty Medical Tower Penthouse.
An acronym for Service, Harmony, Integrity, Nurture and Excellence, SHINE Awards is an annual gathering to celebrate the milestones of MDH’s Corporate Social Initiatives Office (CSIO) through the volunteer efforts of the internal community and significant contributions of external partners. In 2022, CSIO has reported a total of 1,299 volunteers (internal and external) rendering 14,467.13 volunteers hours, 3,598 volunteer instances, and more than 60 million waived professional fees.
Recognized internal volunteers and external partners received tokens and special certificates produced and handwoven by the event’s official partner, Bayo Manila, through their collaboration with the community of weavers in Angat, Bulacan, and one of CSIO’s partner, Care Channels Social Enterprises.
MDH President Arlene P. Ledesma expresses her delight and gratitude for all stakeholders who have contributed in the success of the hospital’s social initiatives. “In today’s live staging of the 9th SHINE Awards, we return to our roots with our original theme, SHINE For Humanity”, she added. Ledesma also applauded the nominees for the 9th SHINE Awards, citing their significant roles in being the embodiment of light and hope for the humanity. “Shining for humanity does not mean attracting attention to what we’ve done, but to illuminate hope in our brothers and sisters and show that Manila Doctors Hospital is here to lend a hand”, she added.
Cross-industry partners, companies, brands, social enterprises, non-government organizations and foundations, government agencies and offices, and even individual benefactors graced the event and were recognized for their significant contributions and partnerships to the hospital’s social vision:
• Absolute Distilled Drinking Water
• Abbott Laboratories Philippines
• Alagang Kapatid Foundation
• AXA Philippines
• Capiznon Sa Manila
• Clara Ole
• Davies Paints Philippines, Inc.
• Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry
• Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region
• Ford Motor Company Philippines
• GT Foundation
• Herran Bakery
• Hospicio De San Jose
• ICTSI Foundation Inc.
• Jason Manufacturing Philippines Corp
• JYA’s Multi-trade Distribution
• Lydia’s Lechon
• McCormick Philippines
• Mackiers Trading
• Maris Pure Corporation
• Master Pest Control
• Maybank Philippines
• Mr. Romeo and Ms. Shirley Sy
• Mr. Rodrigo Bayna
• Ms. Aileen Abayon
• New SO’s Enterprises
• Office of Senator Sherwin Gatchalian
• Organica Nutrition Inc.
• Pacific Paint Philippines, Inc. (BOYSEN)
• Paco Asia Plumbing and Hardware
• Philippine Savings Bank
• Radio Veritas through Caritas Manila
• Stone of David Corp,
• Silungan Ng Pag-Asa
• The Wellex Group Inc.
• Tinapayan Festival Bakeshoppe
• Unilever Philippines
• Uno & Una Macalintal
Meanwhile, recognitions were also bestowed to the internal community including the different directorates, departments, and employee-volunteers of the hospital. MDH President Arlene P. Ledesma acknowledged and recognized the relentless efforts and skills of employees and doctors. “In time of great need, despite the ever-challenging conditions we have faced, you devoted your time, talent, and skill to serve our communities. We salute you for the life-changing acts of service that you have given to our beneficiaries”, she added.
In collaboration with different organizations, the MDH Corporate Social Initiatives Office (CSIO) currently has 19 programs in the facets of Health, Gender Equality, Climate Action, and Partnership Building.
Manila Doctors Hospital remains to be the International Hospital Federation’s (IHF) most-awarded hospital in the Philippines in the areas of quality and patients’ safety, green hospital, service excellence during crisis, and sustainability initiatives. MDH-CSIO is also a recipient of the Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Category by the Asian Hospital Management Awards in 2015 and 2016. In 2022, MDH-CSIO also won the Silver Award in the International Hospital Federation’s Sultanate of Oman Health Service Excellence During Crisis Award during the 45th World Hospital Congress in Dubai.
It is also the very first winner of PMA Agora Award on Outstanding Achievement on Advocacy Marketing in support of the United Nations Global Compact – Sustainable Development Goals in 2019. Manila Doctors Hospital is also a founding member and currently a board member of the Global Compact Network Philippines.