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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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FOR YOUR INFORMATION UPON ENTERING THE HOSPITAL

The admitting officer will register your name and other details before calling your doctor, except in an emergency. If you were previously confined at Lorma Medical Center, you can help by giving the approximate date of your last confinement or by presenting your Golden Health Card. (If you do not have such a card please request it from the Billing Office upon discharge). If you are too ill to give the necessary information, a member of your family may register for you. The party responsible for your hospitalization will be asked to sign for you. Your consent for hospital care, for operation, or for other procedures will be taken. If you are unable to sign or if you are of minor age your parents or guardian will be asked to sign for you.

The questions you will be asked regarding your family and social status are necessary for vital records. This; together with your subsequent chart, is carefully preserved in the Medical Records Section arid it may be of importance for future hospital care.

I/We are told that God is a very great help in times of trouble. We can accept or refuse His help. We may drift with the winds of adversity or make use of His power.

TIME OF ARRIVAL

The hospital is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For the early completion of routine and otlier required laboratory procedures, it is advisable to come during daytime -between 8 A.M. -6 P.M. for cases that are not emergency in nature.
A doctor was collared by an elderly woman and had to listen to a kilometric account of complaints plus a string of juicy gossip tales. She stopped with another blah on the tip ofher tongue to realize: "A miracle, Doc! Sincel'm talking to you, I lost my headache!" I/Yeah, " moaned the Doc "But now I've got it!"

WHAT TO BRING

Only personal effects that you are sure to need such as comb, toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving equipment, slippers and underwear should be brought along. Although we provide pajamas and nightgowns, it is advisable to bring extras togetheiwith a dressing gown or bed jacket. We strongly advise against bringing watches and other valuables to the hospital. THE HOSPITAL STAFF AND MANAGEMENT ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF nIESE ITEMS. If you have cash or other valuables you should deposit these with the hospital cashier. GIVE YOUR PAYMENTS ONLY TO THE HOSPITAL CASInER AND DEMAND A RECEIPT .

WARNING! IN 1995 A PATIENT ENTRUSTED HER PAYMENT TO A FEMALE STRANGER WHO SWINDLED HER FUNDS).

A radio may be brought to your room but please be considerate of the other FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS patients in its use, and keep the volume low. Other items such as stereos
televisions and Betamaxes are not allowed without prior approval from the billing It is expensive to provide hospital care for a patient. We have to buy medicines office. f~od, ~d modern equipment and instruments for more efficient and accurate diagnosis and treatment. Most of these items are imported and paid for in dollars. ":'hen babies or chi.ldren are hospitalized, it is .advisable to bring their bottles, milk, The I~und~ o~ the li~en you use ha.s to be paid for. We need funds for hospital diapers, and other Infant wear. The doctor will order the feeding of the baby. s~pphes, buIldmg mamtenance, repaIr and construction; we pay electric and water biIlls, taxes .an~ other fees. The hospital payroll takes a large part of the hospital "An honest talk with God is the first step to finding peace of mind. " Income. This IS all because we want to give you the best medical care.

MEDICARE

Lorma Medical Center is an active participant m the Medicare Program. We have special Medicare clerks on duty during the daytime hours to answer any questions.
When your admission to the hospital is not an emergency, please try to bring with you the Medicare form provided by your employer. In that way, you will be asked to pay only for hospital charges that exceed the Medicare allowances. The purpose of theMedicare Program is to help you pay your hospital bills. It will not fully cover the entire cost of hospitalization, especially in the case of serious illness.


SELECTION OF YOUR ROOM

We have private rooms of different prices and wards at lower rates. In the wards, your bed will be assigned according to your illness. The admitting officer or your nurse can tell you the schedule of rates. Like most hospitals Lorma charges a minimum of one day even if the stay is shorter than 24 hours.
Certain charges such as surgical and operating room costs vary according to the class of room selected. If a patient chooses a lower priced room, but changes to a more expensive room subsequent to an operation, then the pertinent charges also will be adjusted to correspond with the rate prevailing for the higher priced room.
Room accommodations to suit individual requirements are present. These include deluxe air-conditioned suites, air- conditioned rooms with private rooms with or without bath, general wards, isolation private rooms, and an intensive care unit.

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

It is expensive to provide hospital care for a patient. We have to buy medicines, food, and modern equipment and instruments for more efficient and accurate diagnosis and treatment. Most of these items are imported and paid for in dollars. The laundry of the linen you use has to be paid for. We need funds for hospital supplies, building maintenance, repair and construction; we pay electric and water bills, taxes and other fees. The hospital payroll takes a large part of the hospital income. This is all because we want to give you the best medical care.

If you find our rates a little expensive, you can be sure that it is because you are getting better service here. More people attend to you here who are ready to run to your side and help you at a moment's notice (just by pressing your call switch). We have specialists on our regular staff to attend to you in addition to our resident doctors. More highly complicated apparatus and instruments are available at Lorma, so that we can improve your prospects for a speedy recovery.

Your company may .have arrangements with Lorma Medical Center regarding its employees’ hospitalization and medical care. Please inform and/or inquire from your admitting personnel the extent of your medical coverage and benefits. There are special packages we offer.

We would, therefore, greatly appreciate a payment for services already rendered as soon as you can after admission. You may give this to the cashier’s office. During your stay we shall ask you to give certain payments, depending upon your illness and upon the cost of medicines and other materials you use. This way it will be easier for you to pay your total bill. The hospital’s computerized billing system can give you an up-to-date balance at any time between 8AM and 5 PM. If your stay is short and your bill seems high that is because the cost of the laboratory, X-Ray, and medicines are prescribed early in your confinement.

To ensure the potency and quality medicines, the hospital purchases them directly from the manufacturer. Since the hospital cannot guarantee the safety and efficacy of medications acquired by others, it will not administer any medication not supplied by the hospital pharmacy. We use only the best available medicines and while they are expensive they help you along to a rapid recovery. Our statistics show that the average length of stay at Lorma is much shorter than at most hospitals. Thus, while the cost per day might seem high, the total cost of hospitalization is reasonable at today’s prices. We require patients to pay their bills I full before discharge. If you require charity discounts you must inform the billing office upon admission.

“Wastefulness to health through carelessness and negligence is a sin against both mind and body”

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