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A new mission focused on the highest quality of health care, training, services and research is what redefines the administration of Atty. Gabriel Martin L. Angeles, the young and dynamic president of the Angeles University Foundation Medical Center.
Barely two years in office, Angeles made a remarkable impression among the senior officers and staff of AUFMC even as he stirs his team to work for bigger things for the hospital.
In an exclusive interview with Angeles last week, he proudly announced that this year they are celebrating 20 fruitful years of AUFMC, a strong medical institution founded and initially administered by his father, CHED Secretary Emmanuel Y. Angeles.
Among its major accomplishments, the young Angeles said AUFMC opened the Evangelina Macapagal Medical Tower last year. This new building houses the best facilities for the hospital’s specialty services.
“The establishment of the Medical Tower gave us the opportunity to provide more specialty services while once fully completed, it will also increase our bed capacity to 250,” Angeles said.
Along with the Medical Tower, AUFMC has also established a research center that serves as an information hub for the improvement of the hospital’s services.
Last year, the Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth) has awarded AUFMC as the Best Private Tertiary Hospital in Region 3. Angeles said the award is one of the most coveted awards in the medical industry because of its impact on the awardees’ performance evaluation. The criteria for the award include patient care, facilities, services and strength of policies.
And while AUFMC is working on bagging the same award this year, Angeles said another good news came their way last January after the AUFMC kidney transplant unit was accredited by the Department of Health, barely six months from application date.
The first and the only kidney transplant unit in Central Luzon, the AUFMC Kidney Transplant Center is the result of the leadership of two of the country’s foremost transplant surgeons, Dr. Rosemarie Liquete and Dr. Maricel Catunggal, a highly respected nephrologist.
“Through this facility, patients are given the opportunity to drastically improve their quality of life and live as much as they did before their illness. Transplantation eliminates the need for dialysis, thereby allowing patients live with more freedom, energy and productivity,” Angeles said.
Aside from providing the highest quality organ transplant services in the region, AUFMC actively advocates organ donation through a donor referral system where all hospitals in the region cooperate to boost the accessibility of organ donation.
As if time running so fast against them, the energetic leader of AUFMC likewise said that they will soon put up the first and only fully operational and complete Heart Institute at the AUFMC.
The AUFMC-Heart Institute is in collaboration with the H. B. Calleja National Heart Institutes, Angeles said. “The institute will have an open heart surgery capability while our collaboration will cover research, cardiology training as well as upgrading of facilities,” he said.
In the next five years, Angeles said AUFMC aims to become the finest medical institution in Asia. “Today, we are only private university-based teaching hospital in the region. We want to achieve more to deliver the best services for the people. And along with our goals for excellence, we will pursue our commitment in doing our social responsibility. Soon, we will build a new charity wing to serve a greater number of clientele,” Angeles said.