Founded in 2005, Asian Hospital Charities shares the hospital’s facilities and medical expertise to less fortunate patients. Through our non-profit charitable organization, Asian Hospital doctors and staff, donors and other volunteers work together to:
From 2005 to 2011, Asian Hospital Charities has helped 64 beneficiaries receive specialized medical and surgical care at Asian Hospital and Medical Center in the fields of cardiology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, obstetrics, and bone marrow transplant, among others.
Now on its seventh year, Asian Hospital Charities is committed more than ever to help underprivileged Filipino patients receive specialized health care at Asian Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr. Jorge M. Garcia and Dr. Luis M. Rivera Sr.
Dr. Josephine T. Tuason
President / Director
Dr. Gary A. Lopez
Vice-Chairman / Director
Dr. Marie Yvette R. Amante
Treasurer / Director
Atty. Rey E. Bulay
Corporate Secretary / Director
Dr. Lynn A. Gomez
Mr. Ramon Y. Sy
Mr. Andres Licaros Jr.
In May 2009, Asian Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Hand Hygiene Awareness Program in conjunction with the observance of Global Hand Washing Day.
With the theme “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”, the program aimed to increase awareness on the critical role of hand hygiene in reducing healthcare-associated infections. AHMC broadened the scope of the program to include not just the hospital’s healthcare personnel but also nursing colleges, private companies, communities, and public elementary schools in the vicinity.
On May 28, 2009 in its website, the WHO acknowledged AHMC’s hand hygiene sustenance program, making the AHMC the only hospital in the Philippines to be cited by the international health agency for its sustained participation in the global program. WHO lauded AHMC’s “continuous hand hygiene education and promotion with outreach programs in the neighboring areas of Muntinlupa and San Pedro, Laguna” and “in-house campaigns to strengthen and emphasize the role of hand hygiene in quality patient care as the most effective means of preventing the spread of infections.”
In May 2010, the first anniversary of Hand Hygiene Awareness Program, AHMC initiated a study entitled “Compliance on the Practices on Hand Hygiene Among Nurses and Doctors at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center.” In 2011, the Association of Nursing Service Administrators of the Philippines (ANSAP) recognized the program.
Now on its 3rd year, the program focuses on tracking the hospital’s progress, planning the actions, discussing disease entities and important microorganisms, and engaging all stakeholders in hand hygiene improvement and sustainability.
AHMC celebrated the third anniversary of the Hand Hygiene Awareness Program on May 3-5, 2012. This year, the hospital is focusing on assessing the program’s progress, planning activities, identifying problematic diseases and pathogens, and engaging all personnel in improving and sustaining hand hygiene.