Philips to help modernize PH Orthopedic Center

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 27 2014 07:41 AM | Updated as of Sep 27 2014 03:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Philips on announced that it has partnered with World Citi Inc. for the new, modern Philippine Orthopedic Center.

The P5.7-billion build-operate-transfer Philippine Orthopedic Center project was awarded to Megawide-World Citi consortium through a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme.

The project involves the construction of a 700-bed capacity super-specialty tertiary orthopedic hospital. The Philippines' primary center for musculoskeletal diseases will be transferred from its current site along Banawe Avenue in Quezon City to the National Kidney and Transplant Institute compound along East Avenue, also in Quezon City.

“The Philippine Orthopedic Center has been serving Filipinos with quality orthopedic care for over 60 years. We are honored to complement their steadfast dedication with advanced facilities to provide comfort to their patients for decades to come. This further exemplifies Philips’ commitment to help bring meaningful innovations to the lives of Filipinos," said Fabia Tetteroo-Bueno, Country Manager of Philips Philippines.

In 2013 alone, the Philippine Orthopedic Center serviced over 100,000 cases through medical treatment and consultation services (operating room, out-patient department, emergency room, and wards).

"World Citi, with its over 43 years of experience in hospital operations, aims to bring the state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities to enhance POC’s operational efficiency and provide better health care services to the Filipino public. This partnership with Philips is one major step towards the attainment of these goals," WCI President and CEO Dr. Arlyn Grace V. Guico said.

Philips will bring in medical facilities to the new Philippine Orthopedic Center. The company is globally established as a provider and manufacturer of medical equipment and healthcare solutions.