Adventist Medical Center Manila

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Adventist Medical Center Manila
Adventist Medical Center Manila Logo.png
Geography
Location 1975 Donada St. Cor. San Juan St., Pasay City, Manila, Philippines
Coordinates 14°33′21″N 120°59′43″E / 14.555903°N 120.995275°E / 14.555903; 120.995275Coordinates: 14°33′21″N 120°59′43″E / 14.555903°N 120.995275°E / 14.555903; 120.995275
Organisation
Funding Non-profit hospital
Religious affiliation Seventh-day Adventist Church
History
Founded July 1929
Links
Website amcmanila.org
Lists Hospitals in Philippines

The Adventist Medical Center Manila, (formerly the Manila Adventist Medical Center; Manila Sanitarium and Hospital), is an acute care, tertiary, non-stock, non-profit, and self-supporting private hospital that is located within Pasay in Metro Manila, Philippines. It was established in July 1929 by a missionary doctor - Horace Hall.[1] It is one of the two constituents, the other being an educational institution, that formed the Adventist Medical Center Manila. The hospital is part of a chain of more than 500 health care institutions worldwide operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is licensed by the Center for Health Development of the Philippine Department of Health, accredited by Medicare, the Philippine Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association.

It envisions to be the premier wellness and lifestyle medical center. It is committed to sharing Jesus Christ's healing ministry under the leadership of its president, Dr. Bibly L. Macaya.

Complete Health Improvement Program[edit]

The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP - formerly the Coronary Health Improvement Project) [1] is an affordable, lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar levels by reducing excess weight, lowering high blood pressure, enhancing daily exercise, improving dietary choices, and eliminating smoking, thus aiding in preventing and reversing disease.

CHIP is based on the foundation that 75 percent of our Western diseases are “lifestyle-related,” according to the U.S. Surgeon General. They relate to our rich diet; lack of exercise; use of cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, level of stress, and the quality of our support. These diseases include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Certain adult cancers
  • Diverticular disease
  • Constipation
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Heartburn
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Impotence

Before the educational program begins, a comprehensive health screen is conducted to establish risk factor levels of participants. The educational program is presented in two-hour sessions that meet four times a week for four weeks.

Health screen results are provided to each participant early in the program, and participants are encouraged to share their results and work closely with their personal physician regarding their need for medication as they modify their lifestyle. Immediately following the program, the health screen is conducted again, and a detailed report is prepared for each participant that compares their risk factor levels before and after going through the program. Reports and course completion certificates are presented at a graduation program.

CHIP has over 60,000 graduates worldwide and sustains adherence to the program guidelines through an active CHIP alumni support organization.

Program results have been published in numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of the American Diatetic Association, and Preventive Medicine.

CHIP is endorsed by the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the International Nutrition Research Foundation, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Philippine College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Employment[edit]

The Adventist Medical Center Manila manages most of its recruiting and hiring internally, constantly filling nursing and technologist positions for the hospital.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History and Organization". Adventist Medical Center Manila. Retrieved 22 January 2018. 

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