St. Luke's Medical Center

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St. Luke's Medical Center
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St. Luke's Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
St. Luke's Medical Center
in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Geography
Location Quezon City and Taguig City,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Organisation
Care system Private
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching, General
Affiliated university St. Luke's College of Medicine—
William H. Quasha Memorial
Services
Emergency department Yes
History
Founded October 1903
Links
Website www.stluke.com.ph
www.stlukesmedicalcenter.com.ph
Lists Hospitals in Philippines

St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) is a tertiary referral hospital located in Quezon City and Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Metro Manila, Philippines. It is considered as one of the best hospitals in Asia and in the world.[1][2][3]

Health professionals[edit]

St. Luke's Medical Center has a team of doctors in virtually all medical specialties including cardiovascular medicine, neuroscience, cancer, ophthalmology, digestive and liver disease among others. Today, St. Luke’s Medical Center has over 1,500 medical consultants, 230 medical residents and 123 fellows on its roster, apart from interns from its College of Medicine. There are 644 nurses and 2,000 other paramedical, administrative and support staff.

International affiliates[edit]

On 1 February 2005, St. Luke's signed an Affiliation Agreement with Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. SLMC also have affiliations with New York- Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Centers[edit]

Institutes

In response to the increase of particular illnesses, the availability of new medical inventions, demographic trends, and studies in patients' needs, medical centers establish or expand specific services.

Cancer Institute
Heart Institute
International Eye Institute
Institute of Digestive and Liver Diseases
Institute of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Institute of Pathology
Institute of Pediatrics and Child Health
Institute of Pulmonary Medicine
Institute of Radiology
International Institute for Neurosciences
Institute of Surgery
Institute of Urology

Departments

St. Luke's eight (8) departments assemble traditional medical services into specialties. St. Luke's operates the Departments in Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Emergency Medicine, Out-Patient Care, Legal Medicine and Jurisprudence, and Dentistry and Oral Surgery. Centers

The 33 Centers of both St. Luke's Medical Center- Quezon City and St. Luke's Medical Center- Global City are dedicated to specific problems of various diseases.

Aesthetic Surgery Center
Blood and Marrow Transplant Center
Breast Cancer Center
Cardiac Arrhythmia Center
Center for Congenital Heart Disease
Center for Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Disorders
Center for Joint Replacement Surgery
Center for Liver Diseases
Center for Occupational Health and Environment Safety
Center for Renal Diseases and Transplant Services
Complex Wound Care Center
Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center
Comprehensive Pelvic Floor Center
Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center
Dermatology Center
Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Center
Felicidad Sy Health and Wellness Center
Geriatric Center
Memory Center
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Movement Disorders Center
Neurodevelopmental Center
Obesity and Weight Management Center
Pain Management Center
Positron Emission Tomography Center (PET)
Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology Center
Stem Cell Center
Stone and Prostate Treatment Center
Stroke Center
Varicose Vein Center
Vision Laser Center
Voice, Swallowing and Sinus Center
Weight Management Center

Units

Units of SLMC are special wards for a specific disease and care. They provide medications for several special health units

Women Heart Unit
Special Nursing Units
Critical Care Units
Acute Stroke Unit
Cardiovascular Research Unit
Stroke Simplified Unit
Acute Stroke Unit
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Neurological Critical Care Unit (NCCU)
The Jonathan Y. Dy Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Coronary Care Unit
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
High-Risk Pregnancy Unit
Ambulatory Care Unit
Advanced Reproductive Care Unit
Blood & Marrow Transplant Unit
Emergency Department
Ophthalmology Operating Rooms
Delivery Room
Main Operating and Recovery Rooms
Cardiovascular Operating and Recovery Rooms
Nursery

History[edit]

St. Luke’s was established in 1903 by American Episcopalian missionaries as a charity ward and dispensary hospital. St. Luke's started out as fully free outpatient clinic for the poor in Calle Magdalena, Tondo. More than a hundred years later, St. Luke's still provides socialized medical services to the Filipino people. It also supports and conducts medical, dental and surgical missions in rural areas.It was transformed into an independent, non-sectarian, non-stock, non-profit corporation in the 1970s.

St. Luke's Medical Center- Quezon City[edit]

Today, St. Luke’s Medical Center- Quezon City sits on the hilly Cathedral Heights in Quezon City. The hospital now accommodates 652 beds, and is home to 10 institutes, 13 departments, and 22 "Centers of Excellence". Adjacent to the hospital proper are the Medical Arts Building and the twin towers of the Cathedral Heights Building Complex, where over 2,000 hospital-affiliated medical consultants see out-patients in more than 450 private clinics. Also within the complex are a five-story parking building, six restaurants, ten apartelle units for out-of-town families of patients, 14 residential units at the top floor and the St. Luke’s College of Medicine – William H. Quasha Memorial. The hospital is especially active in cardiovascular medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, and cancer.

St. Luke's Medical Center- Global City[edit]

The Bonifacio Global City branch in Metro Manila opened on 16 January 2010, and has become a favored hospital for politicians, businessmen, celebrities, and medical tourists. It also has several restaurants and basements. Located in the midst of business, commercial establishments, and residential communities, St. Luke's Medical Center-Global City has 14-story, 628-bed nursing tower with a helipad and a sprawling podium that houses the ancillary services. It also has a multilevel parking area with more than 1,100 slots.

The clinics are located at the 11-story Medical Arts Building. Both buildings open to a grand hotel-like lobby with a concierge and front desk officers ready to assist patients and guests. The hospital was also among the Top 25 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the world. It also opened a special heart unit for women.

Clinic[edit]

There is also an extension clinic located in Ermita, Manila. The extension clinic is for the medical examination of US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand visa applicants.

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