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on behalf of the Valdez-Silao family, i would like to express our profound gratitude for the care you have afforded to our MOM Vicenta Silao -WARD

Also, thank you for remembering our Mom's soon 82nd birthday by giving her cake and balloons which serves not just an inspiration to her but al of us family. have talked to her on the phone and she told me, it was a good surprise and she was indeed very gratified and happy.

again, a million thanks. with best regards. GOD BLESS!


Good Morning to one and all

  I am one of the patients of your prestigious Medical Center last Tuesday, January 27, who had undergone Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). I wish to thank all the staff/employees who extended their unselfish and dedicated assistance while I was at the Center.  Special mention to Dr. Hidegunda Santos, Medicard coordinator, the HMO staff (the two ladies from the billing section), Mr. Oliver Hufana and his staff (MRI section), and the nursing students who assisted at the MRI section.


Sometimes a happy face
Takes us to a cheerful place,
Where all the sadness
Turns into gladness
And troubles fade way...
Worries and fears dissipate
And happiness ensues...
So here's a bunch of happy smiles
Especially for you ALL …

 Have a nice DAY !!

Philippine Economic Zone Authority
Baguio City Economic Zone
loakan Road, Baguio City

Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:25 AM


“A smiling face is the mirror of our body and can heal sick patients” – Last March I came here for check-up. I was then referred to Dr. Espinosa so I went to his clinic. He sent me back here for EEG. The staff downstairs at the front office did the EEG for me right away so I had the time to go back to Dr. Espinosa who interpreted the result. It was done so fast that we had the time to go back to Ilocos that same day. I thank the staff very much. To Lorma as a whole, thank you so much and may God bless you all. All the staff and employees of Lorma Hospital are very friendly. I’m very glad to see their smiling faces every morning. Keep up your good work!!!
- Patient Rm 426.

Thank you for my pleasant stay at Lorma. Keep up the excellent care & service. Dr. Nelson Gundran is very patient, good physician. He listens well to patient’s complaints. He shows happy disposition. Hope he’ll be a fellow soon.
Thanks doctor!
– From Executive Suite G

“I have been supplied with newspapers everyday. I had been to big and modern hospital in Manila, and it’s only here that we are given newspaper.  Nursing personnel – prompt in doing things for patients’ comfort.  Very good big, and clean trash cans." 
- From Exec. Suite E

“My thanks to Dr. Gamboa and MCO in the ER who gave a helping hand during my life and death situation. I can’t forget all of you who gave me my second life and of course to our beloved God Almighty who used your hospital to help me survive. I was so satisfied. In behalf of my small kids, husband and my relatives, thank you very much! God bles you all!” – From 2A (Ward)

Lorma hospital has improved a lot when it comes to services. The personnel are so caring and they always offer a friendly smile. I am happy to see some interns who were my former students in high school. They are so cheerful and fresh looking which help the patients recover fast. LORMA EXCELLENT! – From Rm. 222




MRI Lands in La Union

By: Allan A. Alvarez, December 28, 2004, San Fernando City, La Union.

The first and only MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine ever to set foot in the province of La Union arrived at Lorma Medical Center today in time for its launch and inauguration scheduled for February 2005. Two twenty foot cargo containers hauled the state of the art imaging machine from Manila to San Fernando City through the night and was met by forklift and lifting crew in the morning to assist in its delivery and placement.

“Setup and testing could take up to a month” said Mr. Robert F. Kaiser, Jr., Executive Vice President and Administrator of Lorma Medical Center. “However, we are confident that after its assembly and installation, the new MRI Center will assist in reinforcing and solidifying Lorma’s reputation as the primary referral center in the north as we enter the new millennium.”

Since its emergence in the 1970s, MRI has become a vital tool for diagnosing brain tumours and other diseases of the central nervous system, and for spotting soft-tissue injuries in muscles and ligaments. Functional MRI, a newer and cleverer technology, provides real-time information on brain activity, which is particularly useful in guiding neurosurgeons. Unlike X-rays, magnetic resonance is completely harmless and provides far more detailed images of soft tissues.

Established in 1934, Lorma Medical Center is the primary, private tertiary referral hospital in Region I. Delivering quality medical service for over 70 years, hosting over a hundred medical specialists as visiting consultants and a driving commitment to continuous progress has made Lorma the hospital of choice for most people in the region.

GSIS (Government Service Insurance System) seems to also agree with the people of the region regarding Lorma’s status as the healthcare provider of choice. The nationwide insurance system that covers all government employees of the Philippines recently chose Lorma as one of three hospitals in the country to become exclusive discount providers for their members and in turn, GSIS purchased the MRI for Lorma along with other state of the art, world class medical equipment as part of its commitment in raising the level of benefits for their members.

“The partnership between private and government sector is an ideal arrangement if we are to provide for our membership the highest quality of healthcare available,” said Mr. Winston F. Garcia, President of GSIS, during his visit to Lorma upon the signing of the memorandum of agreement making the partnership official. “Lorma’s unparalleled foresight, excellent healthcare services and willingness to work with GSIS in this undertaking made them the only contender for this ground-breaking joint venture.”

And ground-breaking it might well be. Under the GSIS program, those members who will use the MRI at Lorma are entitled to a 50% discount in addition to reduced rates for other inpatient & outpatient services and pharmacy purchases. The privilege covers not only members but dependents and retirees as well. In fact, a special reception area has been established at Lorma to handle GSIS inquiries alone which assists in informing and assisting members of their benefits.

Premium discounts are not limited to GSIS members alone. Lorma’s Health Plan, a popular healthcare program aimed at complementing existing health insurance programs (such as PhilHealth or other HMO’s), allows members to avail of not just discounts on procedures like the MRI, but also the option to pay on instalments.

Lorma anticipates a warm and open reception of the medical community for the new MRI Center. It’s not often that world class diagnostic imaging is made available in provinces like La Union however; access to such advanced machinery can only raise the standard of healthcare available to the people of the region.

Plans are also underway for the construction of a 5-storey medical arts building at Lorma that will house a new Emergency Room as well as additional doctors’ offices, private rooms and the only hospital helipad in the region.

Being the leader in healthcare service delivery has been the goal of Lorma since its inception and they certainly have no intention of stopping now. The landing of the new MRI at Lorma is a testimony to their commitment of providing the best health care possible. (###)

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