St. Luke’s one of world’s most beautiful hospitals: website

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Posted at Mar 26 2012 05:57 PM | Updated as of Mar 27 2012 01:59 AM

St. Luke’s one of world’s most beautiful hospitals: website 1
The patient's room at the presidential suite of SLMC Global City. The suite also has a receiving area, a kitchen, a bathroom and a guest room. Photo from SLMC Global City

MANILA, Philippines – St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) Global City in Taguig is one of the most beautiful hospitals in the world, according to a website.

HealthExecNews.com, which describes itself as “a health care information network and daily publication focusing on trends and issues facing executives working in the health care industry,” ranked St. Luke’s 11th in its list of 25 hospitals.

Hospitals from the United States dominated the list, with Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California getting the top spot.

Other hospitals in the list are based in Hong Kong, Dubai, Thailand, England, Lebanon, Switzerland, Australia, Panama, and Austria.

“SLMC has received international accreditation and is recognized as one of the best hospitals in Asia and the entire world. As such, it regularly receives patients from around Asia, Micronesia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States,” the website said.

“This hospital holds 650 patient beds, with almost half of those available as fully-furnished, private suites with televisions and other modern conveniences to make every visit as comfortable as possible,” it added.

SLMC Global City, a high-end hospital, opened in January 2010. The first St. Luke’s hospital is located in Quezon City.

Last year, former president-turned-congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was under hospital arrest in SLMC Global City in relation to an electoral sabotage case.

She stayed in the hospital’s lone presidential suite which at the time costs P50,000 a day, or P47,619 for senior citizens.

The amount is more than half the monthly salary of President Benigno Aquino III, which is pegged at over P90,000, excluding taxes.

Arroyo was eventually transferred to Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City.