Two projects of Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH) won in the Asian Hospital Management Awards 2015 (AHMA).
AHMA has recognized MDH for its outstanding hospital practices from among the numerous hospitals in Asia since 2008.
With 361 entries from 101 hospitals in 12 countries vying for the awards, MDH bagged recognition for two projects, namely: “Forging Partnerships for Health and Development” and “A Thousand and One Ways Environmental Protection Projects: Its Impact and Benefits to the Community and Residents of Barangay 662, San Cristobal, Paco, Manila.” Both projects worked on making a difference in the improvement of healthcare services in underprivileged communities.
The first project, spearheaded by MDH’s Corporate Social Responsibility Office (CSRO), extends the hospital’s services to the grassroots by adopting a school and a community through its School Health Advancement as a Response to Education Development (SHARED) and Fostering Oneness Responsibility Growth and Empowerment (FORGE) programs.
“A Thousand and One Ways” is a project of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) to meet the physical/environmental, social, cultural and economic issues and concerns of its adopted community.
The awarding will be held during the Gala Dinner Ceremonies of AHMA on September 4, 2015, at Sedona Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar.
Over 1,000 hospital managers from all over Asia are expected to attend the conference.
One of the environmental projects of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) is to promote the cleaning and greening of its adopted barangay. DFCM Chairman Dr. Elmer Angus, together with other members of the department and volunteers from the barangay, plants vegetables near the Barangay Hall.
A pupil from CSRO’s adopted school receives free vaccination. The free vaccine is part of the CSRO’s total wellness program for all the pupils of its adopted school. This includes annual physical examination, lice removal, tooth fluoridization, aural irrigation, eye examination, provision of hygiene kit and TB testing.