INFECTION CONTROL: It’s a TEAM thing

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

Protect yourself from Breast Cancer

All women are at risk. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting over 1.5 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women. In 2017, around 252,710 new diagnoses of breast cancer are expected in women, and around 40,610 women are likely to die from the disease.

The Philippines has been identified as one of the countries having the highest incidence rate of breast cancer in Asia. 1 out of 13 Filipinas are developing breast cancer in her lifetime.

3D Mammogram
Breast Scan Comparison (2D vs 3D)
Breast Scan Comparison (2D vs 3D)

Protect yourself and get an early screening. There are two commonly used tests to screen breast cancer: Mammogram and Clinical Breast Exam (CBE). A mammogram is an X-ray photograph of the breast. It is probably the most important tool not only to screen breast cancer, but also to evaluate and follow people who’ve had breast cancer.

Here at the University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed), our 3D Mammogram with Tomosynthesis is the first in Southeast Asia.  Unlike the 2D Mammogram, UCMed’s 3D Mammogram has clearer images that lead to early breast cancer detection. It can detect up to 40% more invasive cancers and more comfortable and most of the time painless due to minimal breast compression.

Protect yourself and have yourself screened. Do not worry about the cost because UCMed is offering a 50% discount on their 3D Mammogram from October 1-31, 2017UCMed is also offering FREE BREAST EXAM on October 14, 21, 28, 2017 from 1:00-5:00pm at the Maternity/OB Gyne Out-Patient Department.

For more details and for appointments, please call 517-0888 local 5930. For other services, visit our Women’s Health Center.

 Per DTI-Cebu Permit No. 554, Series of 2017


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  3. http://www.pchrd.dost.gov.ph/index.php/news/library-health-news/4844-breast-cancer-in-the-philippines
  4. https://www.wakerad.com/whats-new/understanding-the-difference-between-2d-and-3d-mammograms/
  5. http://www.torrancememorial.org/images/Breast_Diagnostic_Center/BreastScanComparison.png

PNP Discount Program

All active PNP members of the Cebu Province and their dependents can now enjoy a 10% discount for specific services at UCMed and St. Vincent General Hospital. The MOA was signed last September 11, 2017 represented by the President of UCMed and SVGH Ms. Candice Gotianuy, President of the PNP Advisory Council Mr. Nelson Yuvallos and PNP Regional Director Jose Espino. Ms. Candice Gotianuy made this program possible as her way of helping the police and the country.

Who is Eligible?

  • All active PNP & Non-uniform Personnel assigned in Cebu Province.
  • Dependents are defined as:
    1. Spouse & Children (up to 21 years old) for married PNP members.
    2. Parents of PNP Members.

Why choose UCMed?

UCMed is a world class 300-bed premier hospital that provides quality, affordable, efficient and person-centered healthcare. UCMed’s core purpose is to be a safe place to heal in the hands of people you trust. It offers comprehensive healthcare with its state–of-the-art facilities, some of which are the first in Southeast Asia.

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