Postgraduate Interns Batch 2016-2017 with the hospital representatives and medical director. Seated from left to right: Mr. Ricardo Justol, Chief Administrative Officer; Dr. Ricardo Audan, Chief of Professional Services, Dr. Leopoldo Vega, Chief of Hospital; Dr. Maria Elinore Alba-Concha, Chief Training Officer; Ms. Vilma Comoda, Chief Nurse and Ms. Barbara Cesar, Chief Finance Officer.

PR40 photo1Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) hosted the white coat ceremony to officially welcome its new batch of postgraduate interns (PGI) for FY 2016-2017 last August 15, 2016 at the Mahogany Hall, JICA Building.

Volleyball tournament.  Photo Courtesy of Sir Rodelo LumagodNew champions emerged as the Southern Philippines Medical Center wraps up Hospital Week celebrations last August 7-12, 2016. There were more than a hundred hospital personnel who took part in the week-long tournament, which included basketball, volleyball and bowling.

L-R: Dr. Maria Elinore Alba-Concha, Dr. Ricardo Audan, Dr. Ricardo Justol, Dr. Leopold J. Vega, Mr. Arturo P. Boncato Jr., DOT Assistant Secretary; Mr. Robert Alabado, Department of Tourism, Region XI Director; Ms. Guillerma Apigo and Ms. Barbara CezarLast April 18, 2016, the Department of Tourism (DOT) officially recognized Southern Philippines Medical Center as a Halal-certified establishment. Held at the Mahogany Room at SPMC, the awarding ceremony was led by the DOT Regional XI director, Mr. Robert Alabado and DOT Assistant secretary, Mr. Arturo P. Boncato Jr. SPMC is the 16th establishment, and the only government and DOH-retained hospital in the country, to be given such a prestigious certification.

Suicide Scrubs. Champion, Dance Showdown. Photo Courtesy of Sir Rodelo LumagodStraight from the operating room, the Suicide Scrubs emerged as the champions in the recently held hospital week dance showdown last August 12, 2016 at the Southern Philippines Medical Center tennis court.

PR36 photo1DAVAO CITY - Post Graduate Intern (PGI) Dr. Ryan Bonn Francisco and Dr. Monique Francesca Nuñez of the Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine (IPBM) were crowned Mr. and Ms. SPMC 2016 on Tuesday evening, August 9, 2016, during the annual National Hospital Week, at Southern Philippines Medical Center.