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Recognized as one of the pioneers in offering Expanded Newborn Screening Services in Visayas.

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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.

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MATERNITY PACKAGE DEAL PROGRAM

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Last updated:  March 24, 2020

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the application UCMed Chat Box (the "Service") operated by  University of Cebu Medical Center ("us", "we", or "our").

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

To better serve the needs of people in the community, health care services are now available by the electronic transmission of information. This may assist in the evaluation, diagnosis, management and treatment of a number of health care problems for the women enrolled in UCMed Maternity Package Deal Program.  This process is referred to as “telemedicine” ,“telehealth” or “eHealth.” This means that you may be evaluated and treated by a health care provider or specialist from a distant location. Since this may be different than the type of consultation with which you are familiar, it is important that you understand and agree to the following statements.

  1. The eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare provider will be at a different location from me.
  2. I may be asked for my medical history, examinations, x-rays, tests, photographs or other images by the specialist who is at a different location.
  3. I will be informed if any additional personnel are to be present other than myself, individuals accompanying me, and the eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare provider. I will give my permission prior to the entry of the additional personnel.
  4. The eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare provider will keep a record of the consultation in my medical record.
  5. RELEASE OF INFORMATION: eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare providers who provide professional services to the patient are authorized to furnish medical information from my emergency medical record to the another physician, if any, and to any insurance company or third party payer for the purpose of obtaining payment of the account. eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare provider is authorized to release information from my medical record to any other health care facility or provider to which my care may be transferred.
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  7. I understand that I may be released before all my medical problems are known or treated and it is my responsibility to make arrangements for follow-up care.
  8. I understand that I have the option to refuse eHealth service at anytime without affecting the right to future care or treatment and without risk losing my benefits.

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