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PR25 01The Southern Philippines Medical Center received the Department of Health (DOH) Red Orchid Hall of Fame Award last Feb 26, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Premier, Lanang Davao City. Present during the awarding ceremony were Dr. Ricardo Audan, Chief of Clinics, and Smoking Cessation Program Coordinators Ms. Lotes Jason and Dr. Charito Casia.

PR24 01All four representatives from the Southern Philippines Medical Center, Department of Radiological Imaging and Sciences (SPMC-DORIS) representatives bagged the top three prizes in the recently concluded Philippine College of Radiology (PCR) Oral Case Presentation competition held last February 16, 2016 at Chong Hua Hospital, Cebu City.

pr22 photo1Grammy award winner Allan Pineda Lindo, also known as Apl.de.ap from the world renowned hip hop group Black Eyed Peas, donated a retinal scan to Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) during a short turnover ceremony last October 20, 2015 at the Mahogany Room.

Department of Orthopedics Consultants and Residents with Dr. Maria Elinore Concha

pr23 photo1The Department of Orthopedics held its strategic planning session for 2016-2020 last March 5, 2016 at the Crystal Hall of the Eden Nature Park.  Attended by the consultants and residents headed by their department chairperson Dr. Hilario Diaz, the group formulated their plan to improve orthopedic services in SPMC in the next five years.  A new vision was crafted - "Center of Excellence in Orthopedic care, training and research in Mindanao and beyond.”  Cognizant of the need to improve infrastructure, services and research; the department came up with workable action items including the establishment of a separate multispecialty orthopedic and rehabilitation center to cater to the increasing needs of orthopedic patients in the region and beyond.  Dr. Leopoldo J. Vega, the medical center chief of Southern Philippines Medical Center has also stated that this center is one of the priority projects of the hospital.

PR21 photo1The Southern Philippines Medical Center officially launched the Poison Treatment and Control Center last November 25, 2015 at the Mahogany Room. Among present during the launching were Dr. Lynn Crisanta Panganiban, FPAFP, FPSCOT; Consultant, National Poison Management and Control Center who gave a brief history of poison centers in the country; Dr. Annabelle Yumang, Assistant Regional Director, CHD XI and Dr. Erle Castillo, FPAFP, FPSCOT, President, Philippine Society of Clinical and Occupational Toxicology gave inspirational messages. Dr. Castillo together with Dr. Ma. Elinore Alba‐Concha, FPAFP, Dr. Aura Rhea Lanaban DFM, FPSHPM, and Dr. Ella Joy Nogas‐Perez, DFM unveiled the Poison Treatment and Control Center Logo.