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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.

THANK YOU ALL. . .

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 !!

T.B.P
Philippine Economic Zone Authority
Baguio City Economic Zone
loakan Road, Baguio City

Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:25 AM

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“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

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Newly accredited Lorma DOTS facility gets

2008 PPMD Recognition ►►


 


Dr. Maria Teresa Orlino
 PPMD Head


On November 2006, the Department of Health's Regional Coordinating Committee established partnership with Lorma Medical Center to put up a DOTS facility and chose Dr. Maria Teresa Orlino, D.F.M., to be the Private Public Mix DOTS (PPMD) head. After a series of workshops and trainings together with Dr. Orlino's staff, Ms. Christianne Leanne Go Shia, the PPMD nurse, and Ms. Peachy Paradiang, the PPMD Medical Technician, Lorma Medical Center launched its DOTS Facility on March 28, 2007. The facility officially started its operations on April 3, 2007. By the end of 2007, the facility has treated 176 patients. In 2008, it has about 125 treated and on-going patients.

Lorma's DOTS Facility is both a Hospital-based DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Shortcourse) Facility and a Private-Public Mix DOTS Center (PPMD). These were two of the five DOTS models the Philippine Coalition Against Tuberculosis (PhilCAT) developed in September 2001 with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Centers for Disease Control. As a hospital-based DOTS Facility, the goal is to increase case detection and to enhance the delivery of DOTS services at Lorma Medical Center. As a Private Public Mix DOTS Center, the overall goal is to increase TB case detection, improve cure rate and synchronize the management of TB in the public and private health sectors. This means that although TB patients are initially managed at the Lorma Medical Center as in- and out-patients, the hospital can still refer them to the DOTS health center for continued treatment.

 

The five elements of DOTS that need to be fulfilled include:
1. Political commitment at all levels. This is the support given by the government to implement TB control
ctivities nationwide. Political commitment is translated into concrete action through the provision for human support and logistics.
2. Quality Sputum Smear Microscopy. A more economical diagnostic tool, sputum microscopy, detects the
source of infection among patients with TB symptoms. One smear-positive case can infect 10-20 persons in
a year.
3. Directly Observed Treatment. Treatment for TB is standardized and drug preparation has been changed
to Fixed-Dose Combination (FDC) to facilitate adherence. Supervised treatment is done to ensure that
patients are taking their drugs daily to achieve cure and to prevent the development of multi-drug resistant TB.
4. Recording and Reporting. Standardized records and reports are in place to monitor the needs and
treatment outcomes of the patient.
5. Quality Drugs. This involves ensuring the procurement and timely delivery of quality drugs to maintain an    adequate supply.

Executive Order Number 187 was signed in March 2003 by President Aroyo to harmonize and unify government agencies and private organizations in their endeavor to control TB in the Philippines. The Philippines is one of the 22 countries threatened by TB, and is under the World Health Organization's watch list. Its rank improved from 7th to 9th in 2006, as the quality of treatment continuous to improve.

Lorma's DOTS services include sputum microscopy for TB symptomatics, free drugs for TB patients for six months, sputum follow-up to monitor the status of patients, and supervised drug intake. Lorma's TB DOTS Facility has been certified by the Department of Health and has been recently accredited by Philhealth. This means that patients can already avail of the PhilHealth Outpatient Anti-Tuberculosis/ DOTS Benefit Package. Lorma Medical Center is the only private hospital in La Union accredited by PhiHealth. Recently,
Lorma’s TB DOTS Facility was given the 2008 PPMD Recognition by PCAT and DOH for its outstanding commitment to the PPMD strategy and for helping improve the lives of TB patients by providing accessible TB DOTS services.
 

By  Terri Klug


References:
       

         PhilCAT. PhilCAT is Global Fund Implementer for PPMD. Retrieved online at
              
http://www.philcat.org/default/getpage/id/58/ on July 29, 2008.
        Supreme Court e-Library, Executive Order 187. Retrieved online at
              
http://elibrary.supremecourt.gov.ph/index10.ph/ on August 5, 2008.
         Who Report 2008. Global Tuberculosis Control. Retrieved online at
              
http://www.who.int/GlobalAtlas/predefinedReports/TB/PDF_Files/phl.pdf on July 28, 2008.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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