Makati Medical Center
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|Makati Medical Center|
|Location||No. 2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines|
|Standards||JCI (4th ed) accredited|
|Emergency department||Level I Trauma|
|Beds||More than 600|
|Founded||May 31, 1969|
|Lists||Hospitals in Philippines|
Medical History Firsts
Since opening its doors, Makati Medical Center, or MakatiMed, has been the birthplace of many dramatic firsts in medical history in the Philippines, in Asia, and the world.
One well-known case is the surgery of the Clemenia twins, who were born conjoined at the hip in a rare congenital anomaly known as Tetrapus Ischiopagus. Dr. Raul G. Fores immediately approved their transfer to MakatiMed's pediatric nursery, where they were raised by the pediatric staff until they were ready to be operated on.
The MakatiMed team took nine months of preparation, planning, and mock exercises before the actual operation took place. In May 1998, pediatricians, plastic surgeons, pediatric surgeons, urologists, orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and operating room attendants spent 17 hours in the operating room. They emerged with the country’s first successful surgical separation of conjoined Tetrapus Ischiopagus twins. 
JCI Accreditation and AHMA
In 2011, MakatiMed became the first and only Philippine health institution to be certified with the 4th edition Joint Commission International accreditation and the 4th hospital in the country to be accredited.
Joint Commission International (JCI) is the international arm of The Joint Commission, and has been working with health organizations, ministries of health, and global organizations in over 80 countries since 1994. JCI’s focus is on improving the safety of patient care through the provision of accreditation and certification services, as well as advisory and educational services aimed at helping organizations implement practical and sustainable solutions.
Organizations applying for the highly-coveted accreditation undergo a meticulous screening process that evaluates their performance in areas that most directly impact patient care, including both clinical care and organizational management, such as access to care, assessment of patients, infection control, patient and family rights, and education.
Standards also address facility management and safety, staff qualifications, quality improvement and patient safety, organizational governance and leadership, and management of information and communications. JCI’s uniform, high standards for patient care and safety are designed to be adaptable to local needs, thus accommodating legal, religious and cultural factors within a country.
Also in 2011, Asian Hospital Management Awards (AHMA) honored MakatiMed with “A Decade of Achievement” special award. This special recognition was given to the top three hospitals who won the most Asian Hospital Management Awards in the 10 years of HMA. MakatiMed is the only hospital in the Philippines give n this recognition.
Strategic Hospital Alliance Program
MakatiMed launched the Strategic Hospital Alliance Program, or SHAP, in July 2010. The program is geared toward expanding and sharing MakatiMed’s services to the rest of the country by establishing partnerships with hospitals located in other cities and the provinces.
Under this program, MakatiMed’s partner hospitals may refer patients to MakatiMed in order for them to access facilities and services that their local hospitals cannot or do not yet provide. These hospitals can also gain access to diagnostic equipment and tools that would otherwise require substantial investments.
As of September 2012, MakatiMed has 65 hospital partners all over the country.
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- "MakatiMed receives prestigious JCI accreditation". Makati Medical Center. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
- "A Decade of Achievement". Makati Medical Center. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
- "MakatiMed gains 3 more SHAP partner hospitals". Makati Medical Center. Retrieved 2012-09-17.