San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation

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San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation, Inc.
San Juan de Dios College
San Juan de Dios Hospital
SJDEFI Seal.png
The Seal of SJDEFI
Other name
SJDEFI
Former name
Hospital de San Juan de Dios (hospital)
San Juan de Dios Nursing School (college)
MottoServire In Caritatem
Motto in English
"Serve in Love"
TypePrivately held company
EstablishedJune 24, 1578 (Hospital); 1913 (College)
PresidentSr. Josie B. Onag, DC (College)
Students300
Address
2772-2774 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay 1300
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CampusUrban
HymnSJDEFI College Hymn
NicknameSJDicians
Website[1] (hospital)
[2] (college)

San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation, Inc. (SJDEFI or SJ, formerly Hospital de San Juan de Dios) is a private, non-stock, non-profit, joint institute of education and tertiary health sciences operating as a college and a hospital in Pasay City, Philippines. Both the colleges and hospital are run by the Daughters of Charity. It started out as a hospital in 1578. The said hospital is considered as the oldest hospital in the Philippines. It is named after San Juan de Dios, a Portuguese-born soldier that turned health-care worker of Spain.

This humble institution delivers state-of-the-art facilities and training centers for its students. Amenities present in the school include fast internet access, affordable tuition fee and fully air-conditioned classrooms.

It has been known for providing quality education and clinical training for its students. Throughout the years, the school has received accreditations from organizations such as the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), the Department of Education (DepEd). It has also become a member of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP).

History[edit]

San Juan de Dios Hospital entrance along Roxas Boulevard.

The present college of San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation, Inc. (SJDEFI) was founded on the ideals of nursing and health care, which were pioneered in the Philippines by the Order of Friars Minor in 1578. The missionary nursing-like activities were continued by the Daughters of Charity when administration of the Hospital de San Juan de Dios was passed on to them in 1868.

In 1913, Hospital de San Juan de Dios opened the first nursing school in the country because of the need to open a school of nursing that will scientifically train students in technical nursing service. With the opening of the Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology course in 1965, a Liberal Arts course was also opened in the same year. This laid the foundation for the conversion of the school into a College in 1973. 60 years after, it was converted into San Juan de Dios College. The course Medical Technology was also added to the list of program offerings.

In 1952, the Hospital was relocated to Dewey Boulevard (now Roxas Boulevard) after the original hospital was converted into Lyceum of the Philippines University in Intramuros.

On April 17, 1991, the San Juan de Dios Hospital and College became an educational foundation. It was also during this period when the College began a new baccalaureate course, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, because the desire of SJDEFI administration to address the sensitive needs and the growing demands on medical science.

Because of its mission to continue providing quality education the College of Nursing applied for and received its Level 1 accreditation from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) in 2003.

In 2016, San Juan de Dios College opened its Senior High School (Grades 11 and 12) program with strands Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM), General Academic Strand (GAS), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS), Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Technological and Vocational Livelihood (TVL).

In 2019, The San Juan de Dios College introduced 2 new business courses, Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship and Bachelor of Science in Office Management.

Senior High School Programs[edit]

Academic Track

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM)
  • General Academic Strand (GAS)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS)

Technical-Vocational Livelihood Track (TVL)

  • Home Economics

College Courses[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Office Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Notable incidents[edit]

On June 15, 2012, film director Mario O'Hara was admitted to this hospital for treatment for leukemia. He was confined until his death on June 26, 2012.[1]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "O'Hara dies of leukemia". 26 June 2012.