St. Luke’s Medical Center:
Internationally Acclaimed Philippine Healthcare Facility
Just recently (April 2015), a website whose mission is to provide high-quality information to help people make the best decision about nursing education has ranked St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) – Global City as number four among its list of 25 Most Amazing Modern Hospitals in the World. This is not the first international recognition that SLMC has received. Back in 2012, it was also named as one of the most beautiful hospitals in the world by HealthExecNews.com, a “health care information network and daily publication focusing on trends facing executives working in the health care industry.” In the list, this hospital was ranked 11th place. And yet another one in 2014 when the Diplomatic Council cited St. Luke’s Medical Center – both Global City and Quezon City branches – as two of the “20 Best Hospitals Worldwide.”
There is no question that SLMC is one of the best hospitals in the Philippines, if not the best. It is a wellness-centered infrastructure that offers state-of-the-art medical technology and 5 star hotel-like ambience. Because it is one of the internationally recognized hospitals in the country, it regularly receives patients from across the globe, including Asia, Middle East, Micronesia, Europe and the United States. The hospital holds a 650-bed capacity and houses a team of over 1,700 physicians and 2,600 non-medical employees. Some of the technological advancements the hospital is ready to offer you include 3-Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 3D echocardiography, 4D ultrasound, 64-slice CT scanner, electron microscopy, positron emission tomography scanner & cyclotron , radiofrequency ablation, and several others.
SLMC has earned the admiration and respect of both local and international organizations. It is accredited by the following organizations:
The Joint Commission International (JCI)
This US-based, independent, non-profit organization is the international arm of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) which is the oldest and most prestigious health care accreditation institution in the world.
TEMOS (Trust. Effective Medicine. Optimized Services.)
This is a German-based independent certification body that certifies hospitals, dental clinics and primary health care centers worldwide based on adherence to their stringent and comprehensive criteria and the Quality Management Systems standards.
The Diplomatic Council
This is a non-government organization established as a Global Think Tank which adheres to the principles of the charters of the United Nations. They strongly believe that commercial diplomacy is the foundation of international understanding which is key to a more peaceful interaction among nations.
American College of Radiology (ACR)
ACR is a non-profit medical assistance association based in Virginia dedicated to serving the society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and profession of radiological care. Since their establishment, they have accredited over 35, 000 facilities in 10 imaging modalities.
Aside from accreditations from the different international organizations mentioned above, St. Luke’s Medical Center was given the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Award 2014 during the annual brand performance survey where seven Asian countries participated in. The hospital also received the Gold Brand in Hospital Category in 2007 and 2008; and a Platinum Trusted Brand from the year 2009 to 2014. Furthermore, SMLC is affiliated with the following international hospitals: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Both Quezon City and Global City branches of St. Luke’s Medical Center are a state-of-the-art healthcare canter that fuses the expertise of locally and internationally trained and experienced doctors, and medical and nonmedical professionals. Partnered with high-end technology, facilities, techniques and procedures, SLMC is one of the best hospitals, not only in the Philippines, but across the globe.
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