PHC Joins the DOH National Hospital Week
The Department of Health (DOH) spearheaded the annual celebration of National Hospital Week on August 6-11, 2017, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 181, s. 1993.
This year’s theme, “DOH, Ready Set Go, Ospital Laging Handa at Maasahan” endeavors to emphasize healthcare responsiveness during calamities and deliver equitable health service towards a healthy nation.
Walk for a Cause
On August 6, 2017, all participating hospitals joined the Walk For A Cause, an event that jumpstarted the celebration of National Hospital Week and Lung Month.
Opening Ceremony and Hospital Exhibit
On August 7, 2017, the National Hospital Week Opening Ceremony was held at the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) Auditorium which was preceded by a Eucharistic Celebration. The opening program featured the parade of colors of each of the twenty-one (21) participating medical centers with their Chief Executive. Dr. Herminigildo Valle, DOH Undersecretary for Field Implementation and Management, read the inspiring message of the Honorable DOH Secretary, Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial, who was unable to attend the program for she had to attend the budget deliberations in Congress. The Medical Center Chiefs (MCCs) with their fellow Officers of participating agencies and medical centers also graced the opening program and the Hospital Exhibit which followed immediately at the LCP Lobby.
The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) Grand Auditorium of the Philippine Heart Center (PHC) was the choice venue of the prestigious Miss Hospital Week 2017 Beauty Pageant and the Hospital Got Talent Singing Contest. The PHC-CHF Grand Auditorium is a theater-like facility with 350 seating capacity and is located at the 3rd level of the PHC Medical Annex Building Annex.
Ms. Hospital Week 2017 Pageant
The beauty, talent and intelligence of the 21 participating DOH hospitals and medical centers were showcased at the Miss Hospital Week 2017 Pageant.
Talent Competition
On August 2, 2017, the lovely ladies initially presented their talents and gladly entertained their supporters and guests. The judges had a hard time deciding the Best in Talent winner as the contestants’ diverse performances were at its finest.
Ms. Hospital Week Coronation Night
On August 8, 2017, the Miss Hospital Week 2017 Coronation Night took place at the PHC Children’s Heart Foundation Grand Auditorium. PHC’s ‘Lakambini’ Ms. Sarah Angeline O. Aquino, a Physical Therapist of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division, made it to the Top 5 and was eventually awarded as Miss Hospital Week 2017 2nd Runner-up.
Hospital Got Talent
On August 9, 2017, the Hospital Got Talent Singing Contest was likewise held at the PHC Children’s Heart Foundation Grand Auditorium which featured the high-caliber performances of entries from the participating hospitals. The PHC’s very own singing idol, Bennie Abenido, Jr., the Master Tailor of the Linen Section, gave a riveting song number ala Freddie Mercury, the lead vocalist of Queen.
Research Contest
On August 10, 2017, the Division of Nursing Education and Research (DNER) represented the PHC in the DOH Research Forum Contest. The PHC entries on nursing care and patient safely, battled it out with other Medical Centers under DOH.
Of the three entries of DNER, the research paper on Simplified Medication Administration Record for Patient (S.M.A.R.P.): Promoting Patient Participation in Medication Safety in the Medical- Surgical Unites of Philippine Heart Center, bagged the 3rd Place, with the entries of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and Philippine Children’s Medical Center garnering 1st place and 2nd place, respectively.
The other PHC research entries were:
  • Prevalence and Associated Factors of Ergonomics-Related Injuries Among Nurses of the Philippine Heart Center
  • Compliance on Reporting Patient-Safety Related Errors Among Staff Nurses of the Philippine Heart Center: An Evaluation
Hospital Olympics 2017
On August 11, 2017, the DOH Sports Olympics and the Closing Ceremonies of the DOH Hospital Week were both held at the Marikina Sports Complex. The Sports Olympics had two main events: 1) Fun Games which were held in the morning; and 2) Water Games in the afternoon. The games were held to promote camaraderie and teamwork among hospitals, with participating hospitals being grouped together in clusters representing 4 pre-assigned colors.
Last Modified: August 23, 2017