Makati Medical Center
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|Makati Medical Center|
|Medical Doctors Inc.|
|Location||2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Type||Private / Teaching|
|Affiliated university||Medici Di Makati College|
|Standards||JCI (6th ed) accredited|
|Emergency department||Level I Trauma|
|Beds||More than 600|
|Public transit access|| Ayala Ave. |
Ayala Ave. cor. Buendia Ave.
|Former name(s)||Makati General Hospital|
|Opened||31 May 1969|
Makati Medical Center (MMC), also known as Makati Med, is a tertiary hospital in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines with more than 600 beds. The hospital was founded on May 31, 1969. It is one of the hospitals owned and operated by Medical Doctors Inc., a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation.
Clemenia twins separation
The hospital performed the country’s first successful surgical separation of the rare congenital anomaly of conjoined Tetrapus Ischiopagus twins. 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 operating.
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.
Also in 2011, Asian Hospital Management Awards (AHMA) gave MakatiMed an “A Decade of Achievement” special award. This 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 given this recognition.
Partnerships with other hospitals
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.
Makati Medical Center College
Makati Medical Center College is a medical school located at Libran House, 144 Legazpi corner Bolanos streets, Legaspi Village, Makati. It offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing and other health related courses. Established on May 30, 1976, it was given the name Remedios T. Romualdez Memorial School, in memory of the mother of Imelda Romualdez-Marcos, the first lady of the Philippines during that time. On February 26, 2010, it was changed to Makati Medical Center College. On October 2013, STI Health Professionals Inc., operator of De Los Santos – STI College, purchased all of MMCC from Medical Doctors Inc. through its sister school PWU. The school was later renamed Medici Di Makati College.
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