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Out of 1,200 facilities from all over Visayas, UCMed is one of three hospitals in Cebu who has achieved exemplary performance in Newborn Screening Services.
UCMed is also recognized as one of the pioneers in offering Expanded Newborn Screening Services in the Visayas.
Every year, the Newborn Screening Center Visayas in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) gives recognition to those facilities who offered Expanded Newborn Screening Services and for achieving at least 95-100% satisfactory samples without contamination, no missing information from filter card, no NPO samples and no blood transfusion prior to taking the sample.
The Certificate of Recognition was awarded last October 26, 2017 at the Grand Convention Center Cebu. Aside from UCMed, the other 2 hospitals who received the Newborn Screening Visayas Achievers Award 2016 are St. Vincent General Hospital and Cebu Doctors University Hospital.
What is expanded newborn screening?
The expanded newborn screening program will increase the screening panel of disorders from six (6) to twenty-eight (28). This will provide opportunities to significantly improve the quality of life of affected newborns through facilitating early diagnosis and early treatment.
What is the difference between newborn screening and expanded screening?
The difference is the number of disorders each of them can detect. Both tests are performed by collecting a few drops of blood through the heel-prick method but the laboratory testing methods applied are different.
For more information, visit UCMed Nursery-NICU Department at the 5th floor in UCMed or call 517-0888 local 5900.
UCMed is the official partner hospital of the 13th Asia Pacific Congress of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA).
More than 500 surgeons from the Asia Pacific region will be participating in the congress. Five (5) simultaneous workshops on Bariatric Surgery, Colon, Upper GI, Hernia Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy will be conducted by prominent international surgeons. Live surgery demonstration by experts will also be live-streamed at UCMed on November 15, 2017.
Streaming of live surgery is made possible because UCMed is home to the first ever fully-integrated 3D Endoalpha Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Suite in Southeast Asia that integrates all surgical equipment to create the ideal OR environment for efficient & comfortable laparoscopic surgery. With 3 MIS operating theaters and 2 in the Digestive Endoscopy unit, this feature allows a 2-way full HD AV conferencing facility ideal for teaching, mentoring and collaboration with world experts.
This Pre-Congress Workshop is in collaboration with the Philippine Association of Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Surgeons (PALES), Philippine Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Philippine Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Philippine Hernia Society.
Committed to provide the highest level of quality care in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of patients with cancer, UCMed opened its Hematology-Oncology Unit last October 23, 2017.
The unit also boasts of new facilities like the TE-LF600 Terumo Infusion Pumps, Screening Rooms, Laminar Flow hood for chemotherapy preparation and comfortable beds and recliners for adult patients. Our pediatric room features a children’s activity room to create a child friendly hospital environment for our pediatric patients.
Chairman Atty. Augusto Go shared during the opening that a hospital should have “a lot of love to help other people”. With the opening of the Hema-Onco Unit, UCMed now offers chemotherapy and targeted therapies to treat cancers and blood disorders for both adults and children.
Bone Marrow Aspiration Biopsy,
Therapeutic Phlebotomy, and
UCMed also offers 20% discount on all services from November 1-30, 2017.
The opening and ribbon cutting of the Hema-Onco Unit was attended by the Hema-Onco specialists with Unit Head, Dr. Jerry Tan Chun Bing, Hon. Mary Ann Delos Santos, guests from RAFI, DSWD, Kythe Foundation and by the media.
Visit the Hema-Onco Unit from Monday to Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM at the 3rd floor in UCMed or call 517-0888 local 3400 or 3401 for appointments.
PATIENT SAFETY begins with TEAMWORK.
UCMed celebrates International Infection Control Week with the theme “INFECTION CONTROL: It’s a TEAM thing”. Aims to increase awareness , re-educate HCW’s about infection control practices and above all to incorporate preventive aspects in the hospital operations. –Catherine Enirehtac