ASIAN HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
ASIAN HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
GLOBAL EXPERTISE. FILIPINO HEART.
Asian Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC) is a modern, multidisciplinary tertiary hospital strategically located in the Filinvest City in Muntinlupa City, Alabang. Situated only 10 kilometers from the country’s central business district, Makati City, 20-minutes from the International and Domestic airports, and less than a kilometer from the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), AHMC is the most reputable and recognized healthcare leader in the South.
AHMC, instituted on May 11, 2002, is part of the Metro Pacific Hospital Group, the largest Philippine-based private hospital group managed by the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), the local unit of the First Pacific Group headed by Mr. Manuel V. Pangilinan.
As one of the country’s most advanced healthcare institutions, AHMC is guided by the values of fairness, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and respect, that have served as the hospital’s foundation since its establishment. In its vision to become the Center of Global Expertise in caring for the unique needs of all patients and communities, AHMC relentlessly delivers accessible world-class compassionate and integrative healthcare services to every individual. Its efforts toward innovation is driven by its dedication to its beloved patients, embarking on deliberate actions that will lead to the best clinical outcomes, quality patient safety, and efficient hospital management approaches.
A testament to AHMC’s outstanding hospital program and fervent commitment to providing holistic and compassionate healthcare, the hospital has received significant and distinguished recognition from the top accrediting bodies in the industry.
The hospital has received the Center of Excellence Accreditation (Level 3 Hospital) from the Department of Health in 2010, and in the same year, named a Center of Excellence by PhilHealth.
Two of AHMC’s operational programs, “Achieving Cost Reduction and Delivery of Savings through Paperless Post-Procedural Documentation System” and “Achieving Delivery of Excellence and Quality Rehabilitation Medicine Services through the Development of Knowledge-Based Workers”, received the Excellence Award in the 2012 Asian Hospital Management Awards (AHMA), the preeminent hospital management awards program in the Asia Pacific region. The hospital’s programs were selected from among 363 entries from 89 hospitals in 12 countries, an attestation of AHMC’s exceptional and enhanced projects, programs, and best practices.
In 2014, AHMC was accredited as a Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital, encouraging optimal breastfeeding practices and implementing the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding”, adopted from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
AHMC is also the only hospital in the South to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s most prestigious healthcare-accrediting body, assessing hospitals following strict standards that ensure patient safety and improve organizational management, facility management and safety, and quality of care. AHMC earned its first JCI Gold Seal of Approval in December 2013, and has recently gained its second accreditation in September 2016.
The Nursing Services Group, in collaboration with the Quality Management Group, entered the program “Nurses at the Forefront of Patient Experience: A Multi-Modal Approach in Improving Nursing Service” and was honored, among the only three Philippine hospitals to be shortlisted, with an Excellence Award under the Nursing Excellence category of the prestigious Asian Hospital Management Awards 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.
AHMC also received the most awards in the Healthcare Asia Awards 2019, in the Philippine category. The Healthcare Asia Awards honors healthcare institutions in the Asia Pacific Region that have risen above industry challenges, and that continuously innovate and maximize upon lucrative opportunities in the market. In recognition of the hospital’s exemplary practices and programs, AHMC was awarded Hospital of the Year, ICT Initiative of the Year, Management Innovation of the Year, Patient Care Initiative of the Year, and Service Delivery Innovation Initiative of the Year.
The first hospital in the Philippines designed with a hotel-like ambiance, AHMC believes in creating an environment which ultimately promotes healing, comfort, and care for the patient and their family and friends. AHMC boasts a 312-bed capacity on a 17,250-square meter campus, carefully planned and specially designed to provide a space that ensures the safety of every patient, guest, and staff. With over 1,000 doctors trained in various specialties at the world’s top institutions, more than 400 highly skilled nurses, and 1,000 employees and staff, AHMC continuously provides high quality patient care.
One of the country’s premier healthcare institutions, AHMC is home to world-class facilities ranging from top-of-the-line diagnostic and therapeutic services, rehabilitation units, dedicated multidisciplinary centers, to the hospital’s flagship Institutes.
AHMC houses a sophisticated 24-hour Emergency Service Center and 8 operating theaters, as well as intensive care beds, birthing rooms, delivery suites, and cesarean rooms made to provide the utmost patient comfort and safety. Its rehabilitation units are well-equipped to foster the best healing and learning environment. The hospital’s specialized centers were created to be the most accessible, efficient, and collaborative facilities that cater to all patients, addressing their needs through delivering personalized medical care.
The institution’s four Health Institutes adapts a framework that is geared toward developing programs and services grounded on the best available scientific data, acquiring carefully assessed innovations in advanced and cutting-edge treatment technologies, and implementing topnotch holistic, end-to-end healthcare approaches for all patients.
The Asian Brain Institute (ABI) is a specialized neuroscience center committed to promoting optimal brain health through the timely delivery of state-of-the-art treatment, as well as driving education and research in the field of neurosciences. The Institute integrates clinical excellence, patient and family-centered values, and a multi- and interdisciplinary approach in providing complete, value-based care for patients with neurologic conditions, including those who are at risk. Under the Institute are its specialty centers and services: Neurocritical Care Center, Stroke Center, Brain Wellness and Memory Center, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center, Epilepsy Center, Sleep Laboratory, Electrophysiology Services. ABI is also in the process of launching three new, dedicated centers: the Brain and Spine Trauma Center, the Brain and Spine Tumor Center, and Neurodevelopment Center.
AHMC has also been recognized as an Acute Stroke and Thrombectomy-Ready Hospital, as a result of the clear clinical pathways implemented and qualified medical professionals trained in stroke care. The Brain Attack program ensures that appropriate and timely treatment is given to patients, especially those suffering from moderate to severe strokes.
The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center also introduced one of the most remarkable breakthroughs in the treatment of movement disorders – the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). DBS is a minimally invasive procedure that uses electrodes surgically implanted in precise areas in the brain that control movement, sending electric charges and, as a result, lessening symptoms and improving the patient’s motor functions.
Complemented by the country’s top specialists, the ABI endeavors to be the premier referral Center of Neuroscience Excellence in the South.
The Asian Cancer Institute (ACI) is strongly committed to becoming the global expert on cancer care, growing rapidly with the addition of new technologies and equipment, expansion of facilities, and the creation of innovative services to better serve patients and answer their needs. A unique one-stop shop facility, ACI houses the most advanced therapy technology for cancer care and management. The Institute offers a full spectrum of services from cancer prevention and screening, diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment, and continuity of care.
Under ACI’s wing are four Centers of Excellence – the Conquer C Center, Emmanuel Center, Chrys One Center, and Chrys Two Center.
Headed by a multidisciplinary team of dedicated oncologists and allied oncology professionals, the ACI continuously offers a healing environment that ensures the comfort and convenience of its patients.
The Asian Cardiovascular Institute (ACVI) is the first and only heart care facility in the South to offer comprehensive cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment procedures. Bringing together locally and internationally trained cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, radiologists, electrophysiologists, and allied health professionals to provide quality, value-based care, ACVI utilizes a holistic approach to heart care. The Institute is home to topnotch cardiovascular health facilities: Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation, General Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Physiology, Arrhythmia, and Syncope, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Diagnostic Cardiology, General Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, and a state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (Cathlab).
Combining world-class medical expertise, advanced technologies, and up-to-date heart care research to significantly improve the prevention and treatment of heart disease, ACVI aims to further transform cardiovascular healthcare in the country for the betterment of all patients.
On the horizon is debut of the Asian Senior Wellness Institute (ASWI), designed to cater to the individualized needs of the growing senior patient population through focused, compassionate healthcare.
Its centers and programs are tailor-fit to address the common geriatric syndromes and will allow quality care at a fair cost.
The Senior Daycare Club will be a venue for seniors to join recreational and extracurricular activities, socialize with others, and practice cognitive and physical exercises to continuously promote an active and healthy lifestyle.
Trainings will also be conducted, dealing with topics like geriatric conditions, preventive care in seniors, common skin problems in the elderly, and other medical lectures spearheaded by the Institute’s highly trained geriatricians and family medicine consultants, along with specialists from various hospital departments. Caregiving, targeted toward “carers” including nurses, assigned caregivers, helpers, and family members, will also be an offered course that tackles Basic Life Support, Caregiver Fatigue, Fall Prevention, Nutrition, and Home Safety.
The Senior Wellness Clinic will also be launched, boasting a multispecialty team composed of geriatricians, family medicine physicians, geriatric nurses, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, physical and occupational specialists, dietitians, pharmacists, neuro-psychiatrists, and other specialists that may be tapped depending on the needs of the patients. One of its main services is the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), an evaluation conducted to understand the physical, mental, and emotional status of the patient, as well as the medical, social, and environmental factors that affect these aspects. This assessment provides the medical team with the information and direction in formulating the best treatment and management plan for each patient, identifying focus points and address them holistically.
The Fracture Liaison Services (FLS), an integrated, collaborative approach to senior wellness, is also set to open in order to supplement the Institute’s other programs. AHMC is the first hospital in the Philippines to offer FLS, the most clinically and cost-effective secondary preventive care system crafted to close the care gap for fracture patients and enhance communication between healthcare providers by giving a care pathway for the treatment of fragility fracture patients.
The ASWI aims to effectively and warmly deliver personalized, continuous, and comprehensive healthcare to the geriatric community, as well as promote awareness and learning amongst their family and carers.
AHMC has also established the Lifestyle Medicine Center, a new branch of medicine that formed to deal with the fast pace of modern living. The Lifestyle Medicine Center offers a range of services aimed to improve lifestyle and condition management: Brain Wellness Center, Center for Executive Health, and Center for Women’s Health. The Center provides lifestyle interventions backed by behavioral, medical, and motivational principles, treatment and maintenance of diseases and disorders, and a safe, accessible, and time-efficient avenue for regular diagnostic and therapeutic assessments.
Upholding the AHMC’s vision and mission, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team and the official foundation, Asian Hospital Charities, Inc. (AHCI), work closely to fulfill their goal to wholeheartedly provide impartial, multifaceted service to every individual in need. This includes the poverty-stricken and patients who have limited to no access to healthcare services.
Founded in 2005, AHCI is a non-profit organization and the official charity arm of AHMC. Designed to facilitate the provision of specialized healthcare for underprivileged patients as well as raise awareness through health teachings to target communities, AHCI aims to raise funds through legitimate means and through the support of other stakeholders. Through this arm, the hospital is able to further share and extend its facilities and medical expertise to all the qualified beneficiaries. AHCI is also able to facilitate medical assistance for cancer care, heart care, vaccination, consultations with specialists, and diagnostic and laboratory procedures of indigent patients from the different areas in the South.
To ensure that health awareness is raised and the best practices are being implemented, CSR as focused its program into four dedicated areas:
Educate – AHMC is rich in talented individuals both doctors, employees, and allied workers who have the passion to share their knowledge. These identified resource speakers are backed by trainings to guarantee that the information they disseminate are up-to-date, evidence-based, and research-based. This is to address the concern on improving health awareness and practice of these communities.
Enrich – AHMC continuously forges partnerships with the Local Government, Non-Government Organizations, Associations, and other societies to foster collaboration in implementing health-related programs. This effort hopes to strengthen the alliance to better sustain the implementation of the programs.
Embrace – AHMC believes that creating a healthy community is by providing a continuous and sustainable care to its adopted communities. Through education on health and enrichment of relationship, AHMC’s compassionate care is felt by its adopted communities through the service and activities it provides. The time and talents shared by each of the Volunteer’s Circle is valued by the recipients and impacts their lives.
The medical assistance program of AHCI is also under this area. Beneficiaries who received care from AHMC through AHCI are well taken-cared of, even after their treatment. The Medical Social Worker conducts a home visit and counselling to make sure that quality of life is attained and, more importantly, maintained.
Environment – a healthy environment equates to a healthy living. Soon, AHMC will take part in activities such as urban gardening to teach the community of eating healthy and preparing affordable meals for the family.
In recent years, it has strengthened its partnership with noteworthy organizations in the hopes of widening its reach to provide assistance to more people, and one of the most significant partnerships is the affiliation forged with the City Government of Muntinlupa. The fruits of the affiliation have opened doors for Muntinlupa residents to gain access to specialized hospital care from the simplest to the most complex cases of medical care. In 2018, Asian Hospital Charities also became one of the recipients of The Key Development Partners of the City Government of Muntinlupa Award.
To date, the Asian Hospital Charities has assisted almost a thousand patients, with charity spending amounting to millions of pesos. Asian Hospital Charities: its commitment to help communities and improve quality of life is unwavering.
The backbone of innovations and advancements in healthcare, alongside the administration and medical staff, are the hospital’s physicians. AHMC has 3 accredited residency programs and 4 accredited fellowship training programs, fostering the passion for learning and education.
To ensure every guest’s experience is delightful and comfortable, the Customer Experience and Engagement Group dedicates its time and team to assisting each patient and their family not just in select areas of the hospital, but all throughout their healthcare journey.
Strengthening the philosophy of excellent and compassionate healthcare in all its endeavors, Asian Hospital and Medical Center continues to grow, at the forefront of healthcare in the South. With the ultimate goal of allowing patients to enjoy a higher quality of life, AHMC will strive toward delivering comprehensive and integrated care for many years to come.