Caraga Regional Hospital

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Caraga Regional Hospital is located in Surigao City, on the northeastern tip of the Philippine island of Mindanao. The hospital is one of at least three hospitals serving the area. The three (Caraga, Miranda Hospital and Surigao Medical Center) all are located within 1 12 miles (2.4 km) of each other on National Road, which leads from the city proper south to the city airport.[1]

In 1941 the Philippine Commonwealth government appropriated money to establish a hospital in Surigao. However, in 1942 Japan seized control of the Philippines from the United States, disrupting plans to build the hospital. In 1948, after independence was achieved, construction began on what was to become Surigao Provincial Hospital. The building was completed at the end of 1949 and was opened in January 1950 with a capacity of twenty-five beds.

The hospital was expanded and the number of beds increased in 1958 to fifty beds. The hospital continued to grow to seventy-five beds and in 1970 it grew to 100 beds. The current number of beds, 150, was authorized in 1975. In 1993 the hospital was devolved by the Philippine government to the province of Surigao del Norte. On February 11, 1997, the hospital was renamed Caraga Regional Hospital.[2]

Today Caraga Regional provides many in-patient and out-patient services to the residents of the Surigao area.[3][4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ "Surigao City Map" (Surigao City: Hotel Tavern, ca. 2010).
  2. ^ Philippine Department of Health website, .
  3. ^ Philippine Department of Health website.
  4. ^ "PCSO Endows 63 State Hospitals P66.2M," July 11, 2014, Medical Observer website, at .
  5. ^ "Lawmakers call for modernization of Caraga Regional Hospital," 14-Feb-2013, in Philippine Information Agency website, at .
  6. ^ Alvin T. Guanzon, "Caraga hospitals lack doctors, staff," Jun. 26, 2014, in Manila Standard Today online, at .
  7. ^ "Smart facilitates donation of medical supplies to Caraga hospital," August 23, 2013, in Manila News online, at[permanent dead link] .