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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
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
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 …
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
– 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
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
Newly accredited Lorma DOTS facility gets
2008 PPMD Recognition
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
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
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
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.
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
is Global Fund Implementer for PPMD. Retrieved online at
on July 29, 2008.
Supreme Court e-Library, Executive Order 187. Retrieved online
on August 5, 2008.
Who Report 2008. Global Tuberculosis Control. Retrieved online
on July 28, 2008.