St. Luke's Medical Center

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St. Luke's Medical Center
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St. Luke's Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
St. Luke's Medical Center
in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Location Quezon City and Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Care system government
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching, General
Affiliated university St. Luke's College of Medicine—
William H. Quasha Memorial
Emergency department Yes
Founded October 1903
Lists Hospitals in Philippines

St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) is a tertiary referral hospital located in Quezon City and Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines.[1][2][3] It was founded by the Protestant Episcopal Americans in 1903 as the second American and Protestant founded hospital in the Philippines.


St. Luke’s was established in 1903 by American Episcopalian missionaries as a charity ward and dispensary hospital. St. Luke's started out as fully free outpatient clinic for the poor in Calle Magdalena, Tondo. It also supports and conducts medical, dental and surgical missions in rural areas.It was transformed into an independent, non-sectarian, non-stock, non-profit corporation in the 1970s.


Quezon City[edit]

The St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City is located at Cathedral Heights. The hospital accommodates 652 beds, and hosts 10 institutes, 13 departments, and 22 "Centers of Excellence". Adjacent to the hospital proper are the Medical Arts Building and the twin towers of the Cathedral Heights Building Complex, where over 2,000 hospital-affiliated medical consultants see out-patients in more than 450 private clinics. Also within the complex are a five-story parking building, six restaurants, ten apartelle units for out-of-town families of patients, 14 residential units at the top floor and the St. Luke’s College of Medicine – William H. Quasha Memorial. The hospital is especially active in cardiovascular medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, and cancer.

In 2003, the hospital was accredited by the Joint Commission International becoming the first hospital in the Philippines, and second in Asia to receive the accreditation.[4]

Bonifacio Global City[edit]

The St. Luke's Medical Center at the Bonifacio Global City was inaugurated in 2010. The hospital building was designed by architecture firm RR Payumo and Associates and the construction costed around ₱9 billion.[5]

Extension clinic[edit]

There is also an extension clinic located in Ermita, Manila. The extension clinic caters primarily to those patients seeking medical examination requirements for Visa application for US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.


St. Luke's Medical Center has a team of doctors in virtually all medical specialties including cardiovascular medicine, neuroscience, cancer, ophthalmology, digestive and liver disease among others. Today, St. Luke’s Medical Center has over 1,500 medical consultants, 230 medical residents and 123 fellows on its roster, apart from interns from its College of Medicine. There are 644 nurses and 2,000 other paramedical, administrative and support staff.

International affiliates[edit]

On 1 February 2005, St. Luke's signed an Affiliation Agreement with Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. SLMC also have affiliations with New York- Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University


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