Cooperative Hospital/Medical Mission Group in Palawan - Philippines

The Cooperative Hospital/Medical Mission Group or MMG-PPC is a secondary hospital located at eh corner of Burgos and Mabini Streets in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The 25 bed hospital stands just across the street from the JCA Building. The class IB private medical facility is about a block away from the Puerto Princesa Underground River Park, the Honda Bay, and the DYPR Radio Station. One can easily get to the Cooperative Hospital/Medical Mission Group through one of the jeepneys that reach the National Highway and Rizal Avenue intersection. Burgos Street is the fourth street on the left when one is facing the road to the Puerto Princesa port. A cab or a tricycle ride from the highway junction can cut the travel time by 10 minutes. The arrival and departure of sea vessels at the port, however, may slow down traffic.

Dr. Dan A. Bonbon, the medical director, and Dr. Alvin P. Timbancaya, the administrator of the Cooperative Hospital/Medical Mission Group can be reached through the 63-48-434-3255 and 63-48-434-5580 trunklines. The same telephone numbers can also be used to contact the laboratory head, Dr. Eriberto R. Layda, and the head nurse, Joy Dalendeg.

The Cooperative Hospital/Medical Mission Group recently signed an agreement with Comlogik Business Systems, Inc. for developing a hospital information and management system. The new charting and information system will be based on the Microsoft Windows platform. The move is in line with the cooperative hospital's mission to make their health care delivery system acceptable, accessible, affordable, and sustainable. The Cooperative Hospital/Medical Mission Group is also taking the necessary steps towards achieving the vision of institutionalizing a cooperative health system. The computerization upgrade will complement the community involvement of the hospital staff and personnel.

The Cooperative Hospital/Medical Mission Group, along with other hospitals in the capital of Palawan, will continue to expand its services in order to meet the growing health care demand of close to 130,000 residents or 26,000 households. At present, the hospital offers general hospital service and close monitoring medical treatment. During the March 4, 2010 groundbreaking of construction for the city's medical waste treatment plant, the management and staff expressed support for Republic Act 6969 or the Toxic Substance and Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act of 1990. In the meantime, used needles, scalpels, lancets, saw, syringes, and infusion sets from the hospital will be stored in a metal cart. The cart will be collected and its cargo treated with 180 to 250 degree centigrade heat for 45 minutes inside the treatment facility's autoclave machine. Even tissues, body parts, and excretes will pass through the plant on the 1,000 square-meter lot before being transported to the nearby sanitary landfill in Barangay Santa Lourdes. The Cooperative Hospital/Medical Mission Group is expected to make further advancements in the health care system after completion of the waste treatment plant.



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