Hospital launches BatMC Hymn
by Dr. Maria Regina Atienza - Blando
For more than 90 years, Batangas Medical Center never had an official hymn to call its own. As part of its kick-off activities toward its one-hundredth year, the institution, through the SSHW Committee, held a contest for its employees to submit an original composition which can be the hospital's official hymn. Just recently, an original piece entitled "Balaraw", written and arranged by Mr. Melvin de Guzman of PETRO office and Mr. Benedict Landicho from the Nursing Service, was judged and chosen to be BatMC's official hymn. On June 24, 2019, the new hymn was launched during the Flag Ceremony, as beautifully interpreted by the BatMC Chorale. The ceremony was led by no other than the Chief of Hospital, Dr. Ramoncito Magnaye, together with Dr. Teresita Risalyn Villanueva, PETRO Chief, and other distinguished Unit and Department Heads.
December to Remember
The Batangas Medical Center celebrated its Employee’s Year End Recognition Program last December 20, 2018. This celebration was to give thanks for the year that has been and to commend everyone for a job well done. We started the celebration with a Holy Mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Ilde De Castro. The recognition program was hosted by Dr. Louie De Leon and Dr. Ana Palacios. 120 Employees were recognized for their exemplary achievements in their respective fields (attached list of awardees). Employees were entertained by the B12 Band and in celebration of Christmas exciting raffle prizes were given. The December to Remember “Gabi ng Pagkilala sa mga LODI ng BatMC” was a joined project of the Hospital Praise Committee and the Sports, Social, Health & Wellness Committee.
Espino, Bagged First Place in Research Paper Contest
The Professional Education Training and Research Office in cooperation with the Research Committee, concluded their 2018 activities with the Research Paper Contest, held last December 5, 2018 at the Jesus of Nazareth Hospital Conference Hall. Dr. Merlita G. Publico, the head of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, gave her welcoming message and reiterated the importance of research for the hospital’s continuous improvement. Dr. Adelina Pring-Abarintos, the Research Committee Chair, introduced the panel of judges, namely Dr. Wilfredo Liangco, Dr. Maria Elena Basco-Tiamson and Dr. Marjeric Buenafe.
Department of Anesthesiology won PSA Got Talent Season 2
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists Inc. which was held on November 23-25, 2018 at Manila Mariott Grand Ballroom with its theme: GOLDEN RULE: RELENTLESS AND UNENDING LOVE FOR EXCELLENCE.
One of the highlights and most awaited part of this 3 day convention is the 2nd Season of PSA Got Talent which aims to showcase talents and creativity of Anesthesiologists around the Philippines. A total of nine competing hospitals including Batangas Medical Center joined the event.
Although a first-timer in joining the event, the Batangas Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology made sure to deliver a Live crowd-entertaining performance inspired by the movie The Greatest Showman.
Certificate Training for Medical Social Workers Part II - Luzon Cluster
The Health Facility Development Bureau (HFDB) in coordination with the Batangas Medical Center conducted the Part II of the Certificate Training for Medical Social Workers last October 2-5, 2018 at Pontefino Hotel and Residences, Gulod Labac Batangas City. The training provides the standard knowledge, skills and techniques as healthcare practitioner and enhances their core competencies. It was participated by thirty-five (35) Medical Social Workers and was facilitated by twelve (12) Chief Medical Social Workers from different regions of Luzon, one of which is our very own chief of Medical Social Work Department Ms. Gorgonia Javier.The heart of the ceremony was the awarding of Certificate of Completion to the 35 graduates and recognition of some outstanding participants on the whole training program. Ms. Cristy Macatangay, a Medical Social Worker from the Medical Social Work Department of Batangas Medical Center was awarded as the best presentor and graduated with honor in the said training.