The Emergency Department of the Southern Philippines Medical Center, staffed by a team of competent, compassionate, disciplined, ethical, responsible and forbearing professionals who are committed to deliver the best emergency health services to all the people, shall be the center of excellence and leadership in Southern Philippines.


We, the Emergency Department of Southern Philippines Medical Center, are the leaders in providing, world-class quality, compassionate, patient-centered emergency health services by training excellent, competent and committed healthcare professionals and by innovating through research for participative community health.

DEM Quality Objectives
  1. To deliver excellent emergency medical care services to the people of Southern Philippines
  2. To institute appropriate and timely management of patients with medical and surgical emergencies
  3. To provide immediate resuscitation, initial treatment and stabilization of acutely ill patients
  4. To train and develop medical and paramedical professionals in handling and providing PRE-HOSPITAL and IN-HOSPITAL Health Services and care for the injured
  5. To provide opportunities for emergency medical research
DEM Core Values
  • Compassion
  • Commitment
  • Competence
  • Professionalism
  • Co-responsibility