QualiMed Opens First Mall-Based Surgery Center with More Partners
(From left, David San Pedro, Head of Corporate Planning, Healthcare, and International, Ayala Land Inc.; Bobby O. Dy, President and CEO of Ayala Land; Fernando Zobel, Chairman of Ayala Land; Oscar Lopez, Chairman of Asian Eye Institute; Dr. Edwin Mercado, President and CEO of Mercado General Hospital; and Benjamin K. Liboro, President and CEO of Asian Eye Institute.)
31 JULY 2014 – The QualiMed Health Network, together with new medical group partners, opens its first mall-based surgery center in Fairview Terraces, Quezon City. The QualiMed Surgery Center in Fairview Terraces is a 635 sqm. facility that is expected to further boost the healthcare service coverage of QualiMed in the National Capital Region.
EyeSite by Asian Eye Institute and AlphaHealth Professionals, Inc. join QualiMed in the operations of its new Surgery Center. QualiMed is a network of healthcare facilities owned and operated by Mercado General Hospital, Inc. (MGHI) in partnership with Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI). Promising “Alagang Abot-Kaya”, QualiMed intends to make quality healthcare accessible and affordable to more Filipinos.
MGHI president and CEO Dr. Edwin Mercado says, “We are on a constant lookout for prospective partners who share the same commitment as ours – that of providing high quality and affordable healthcare for all markets. Be they partners in technology systems or medical professional services, QualiMed’s doors are open for possible joint ventures in the name of healthcare.”
Asian Eye Institute president Benjamin K. Liboro says, “With the opening of EyeSite, we hope to encourage more Filipinos to take charge of their eye health by obtaining regular checkups for themselves and their loved ones. Maintaining productivity and good quality of life requires clear vision. By making our trusted eye care services accessible to a broader market, we hope to touch and improve more lives.”
AlphaHealth Professionals president Dr. Rodney Dofitas says, “We believe that healthcare should be a shared good and also a shared responsibility. Healthcare is best provided to individual patients and to communities when competent doctors from different disciplines share resources and work together. Healthcare service provision is more efficient this way.”
Liboro adds, “For our first EyeSite branch, we believe that QualiMed Surgery Center in Fairview share the same aspirations for the residents of the north. We consider QualiMed a valuable partner in achieving our mission.”
“What we offer are partnerships that are win-win for all parties. But in the end, what we want is to be able to provide excellent healthcare services that will be beneficial for all our patients,” concludes Dr. Mercado.
The QualiMed Surgery Center in Fairview Terraces can serve minimally invasive procedures, where a patient can go home on the same day after a few hours of recovery. Other service highlights include multi-specialty consultation from a primary care team for gate keeping of patients; supervised dialysis for the duration of the dialysis sessions; dermatology and aesthetic services delivered by experts in the field; and a one-stop eye care center and optical shop through EyeSite.
Other services being offered in the QualiMed Surgery Center in Fairview Terraces include Laboratory, Plain X-Ray, Ultrasound, ECG, 2D Echo, Audiometry, IV Therapy, Dermatology, Dentistry and Orthodontics, Annual Physical Exam, and Pre-employment Medical Exam.
QualiMed’s advanced multimodality imaging technologies is provided in partnership with Siemens Healthcare. The partnership includes provision of aftersales service and training, and the establishment of e-learning centers and laboratories for the QualiMed medical team.