(Asian Hospital and Medical Center recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with PHINMA Education Holdings Inc. with the goal of arming PHINMA Ed students with the knowledge and training they need for the workplace. Present during the signing ceremony were (l-r): Sharon C. Hernandez, Asian Hospital and Medical Center’s Chief Strategy Officer; Andres M. Licaros, Jr., Asian Hospital and Medical Center’s President and CEO; Dr. Raymundo P. Reyes, PHINMA Education Holdings, Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer and Liezl Occiano-Delos Angeles, PHINMA Saint Jude’s Assistant Chief Operating Officer.)
Asian Hospital and top officials from PHINMA Education Holdings, Inc. (PHINMA Ed) with the common goal of arming Filipino students with the knowledge and training they need in order to advance in the workplace and have a better life.
Andres M. Licaros Jr., President and CEO of Asian Hospital and Medical Center, stated that “the Asian Hospital community is looking forward to working closely with PHINMA Ed where we can conceptualize programs together geared toward updating and preparing students for the unique challenges of the healthcare industry.”
“We can also give scholarships to deserving students so that they will be able to gain access to quality education,” he said. “Together with PHINMA Ed, we will be able to give our students a better future and a better life.”
At the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) held at Asian Hospital and Medical Center on July 29, 2019, Dr. Raymundo P. Reyes, Chief Operating Officer of PHINMA Ed, said it has always been the goal of PHINMA Ed to partner with industry leaders so that they can further improve the skills of their graduates.
“Asian Hospital is known as one of the best hospitals in the country,” Dr. Reyes said. “The goal is to expose our nursing and allied health students from the very start (of their education) and not just during their internship, which is usually during their last year.”
PHINMA Education Holdings manages a network of schools composed of six secondary and tertiary educational institutions, including Araullo University in Cabanatuan City, Cagayan de Oro College in Cagayan de Oro City, University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City, University of Iloilo in Iloilo City, Southwestern University in Cebu City and St. Jude College in Sampaloc, Manila.
Under the MOA, PHINMA Ed will refer undergraduate students and alumni to Asian Hospital for internship and employment opportunities. Asian Hospital will also be a primary resource in career-related activities such as career talks, career treks or work-site exposures and collaborative learning.
As one of the country’s top hospitals, Asian Hospital will share valuable insights with the PHINMA Ed team so that their students can acquire the necessary skills to succeed in their career.
The MOA signing was witnessed by members of Asian Hospital’s management committee, hospital leaders, and officials from PHINMA Ed.