Makati Medical Center

Coordinates: 14°33′33″N 121°00′53″E / 14.55921°N 121.01481°E / 14.55921; 121.01481
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Makati Medical Center
Medical Doctors Inc.
The entrance along Amorsolo Street
Makati Medical Center is located in Metro Manila
Makati Medical Center
Makati Medical Center is located in Luzon
Makati Medical Center
Makati Medical Center is located in Philippines
Makati Medical Center
Location2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Coordinates14°33′33″N 121°00′53″E / 14.55921°N 121.01481°E / 14.55921; 121.01481
TypePrivate / Teaching
Affiliated universityMedici Di Makati College
StandardsJCI (6th ed) accredited
Emergency departmentLevel I Trauma
BedsMore than 600
Public transit access
Bus interchange Ayala Ave. cor. Buendia Ave.
Bus interchange BGC Bus:  AX07  City Gate
Former name(s)Makati General Hospital
OpenedMay 31, 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.[1] The hospital is owned and operated by Medical Doctors Inc., a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, a Philippine-based unit investment holding company of First Pacific Company Limited, Hong Kong, through Metro Pacific Holdings, Inc.

Clemenia twins separation[edit]

In 1997, 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.[1]

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.[1]


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.[2]

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.[3]

Partnerships with other hospitals[edit]

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.[4]

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.[4]

As of September 2012, MakatiMed has 65 hospital partners all over the country.[4]

Makati Medical Center College[edit]

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. In 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 Philippine Women's University (PWU). The school was later renamed Medici Di Makati College when it became autonomous after STI and PWU's arrangement ended.[5]

Notable deaths[edit]

  • Former Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal died due to pneumonia and renal complications at the age of 86 on April 21, 1997.
  • Actor Miko Sotto died due to a fall at the age of 21 on December 29, 2003.
  • Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino died due to colorectal cancer at the age of 76 on August 1, 2009.
  • Actor Dolphy died due to multiple organ failure at the age of 83 on July 10, 2012.
  • Actor Eddie Garcia died due to a fall at the age of 90 on June 19, 2019.
  • Makati Medical Center chief pathologist Dr. Jose Maria "Joey" Avila died due to complications caused by COVID-19 at the age of 62 on April 20, 2021.
  • Former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos died due to complications caused by COVID-19 at the age of 94 on July 31, 2022.
  • Athlete Lydia de Vega, a medalist at several track and field events, died on August 10, 2022, due to breast cancer.


  1. ^ a b c "About Us". Makati Medical Center. Retrieved February 26, 2011.
  2. ^ "MakatiMed receives prestigious JCI accreditation". Makati Medical Center. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "A Decade of Achievement". Makati Medical Center. Archived from the original on April 16, 2013. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "MakatiMed gains 3 more SHAP partner hospitals". Makati Medical Center. Archived from the original on April 16, 2013. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  5. ^ "STI group acquires Makati Med's nursing school". Archived from the original on December 30, 2013.

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