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MMMHMC holds Records Management and Records Disposition Administration Seminar-Workshop for Records Custodians
Recognizing the importance of records, a well-organized records management system and a timely records disposition contribute to an agency’s overall efficiency and productivity. With its continued effort to capacitate human resource, the MMMHMC initiated the conduct of Basic Records Management and Records Disposition Administration. The seminar-workshop is both knowledge and skills-oriented program that aims to increase office competence and workforce output in records management as well as enhance responsiveness of government personnel on the retention and disposal of enormous records.
The activity aimed to educate the participants on the salient provisions and requirements of the Republic Act No. 9470, otherwise known as the “National Archives of the Philippines Act of 2007” and facilitate compliance thereof. It also instilled the importance of well-organized record keeping as a way of ensuring the smooth operation of an organization. Basic principles and standards on records appraisal, records filing, records inventory, records retention and disposition were comprehensively discussed. Further, a workshop on the conduct records inventory and appraisal and the creation of records disposition schedule for the hospital aided the participants in applying the principles learned.
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MMMH&MC CONVERTS COVERED COURT FOR DENGUE PATIENTS
The state-run Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) will convert its covered court into a temporary ward to deal with the alarming rise in the number of dengue patients admitted to hospitals in Ilocos Norte.
Through its official Facebook page, the MMMH&MC informed the public on Friday of its plan to turn its covered court into a temporary dengue ward “because of the two-fold increase in the hospital’s dengue census.”
The hospital reported that from January 1 to June 15, it had admitted 144 dengue patients, 60.42 percent higher compared to the same period last year. The 10 years to 14 years old age bracket was most vulnerable to dengue.
Of the 144 patients, Batac City had the most number of cases with 20; followed by Laoag City with 15; Pagudpud town (12); Pasuquin town (10); and San Nicolas and Dingras towns (5 each). Two deaths had been reported.
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MMMH&MC Holds Bomb Explosion DrilL
Aiming to boost awareness and preparedness in times of possible terror attacks, the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) conducted a bomb explosion simulation exercise last July 12, 2019.
Some of the government agencies that participated are the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), City of Batac Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC), the MMMH&MC Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (MMMH&MC TODA), and barangays San Julian, Nalupta, Caunayan, and Cal-laguip.
According to Dr. Romel Rasos, manager of MMMH&MC’s disaster risk reduction management unit (DRRMU), “the purpose of the drill is to test the efficiency of the disaster or emergency preparedness and response protocol as well as the effectiveness of the contingency plan of the hospital in times of adversities or any man-made catastrophe like bomb threat or explosion.”
Emphasizing the need for close coordination of the community and other government agencies, Dr. Rasos said that “MMMH&MC persistently evaluates its system, facilities, and infrastructure because the hospital is a primary subject or domain of man-made incidents.”
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WELCOME TO HEAR: A NEWBORN SCREENING PROMOTION PROGRAM OF MMMHMC
Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMHMC) bagged the “Health Promotion Initiative of the Year” award with its Newborn Hearing Screening Promotion Program during the 2019 Healthcare Asia Award held at Singapore last May. This award aims to honor hospitals and clinics that rise above industry challenges and recognize initiatives that maximize the lucrative opportunities in the healthcare market. The award featured 50 awards and nominations hit nearly 200. This made MMMHMC the only retained DOH hospital to win this globally recognized award which means that the hospital is capable of improving even with market challenges while keeping patients satisfied and maintaining health revenues. The hospital outperformed other healthcare companies in Asia. Other participants from the Philippines were The Medical City, St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City and University of Sto.Tomas Hospital.
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MMMH&MC WINNERS DURING THE 2019 R1HRDC REGIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE
The Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) thru the Research Utilization Committee (RUC) conducted the annual R1HRDC Regional Research Conference at the New Media Hall of Northwestern University (NWU), Laoag City on May 22, 2019.
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MMMH&MC PROMOTES HEALTH ADVOCACIES VIA FESTIVAL
Health workers from the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) here brought a new twist to Flores de Mayo last May 21, 2019, by highlighting public health advocacies during the celebration.
In her opening speech during the event, Dr. Maria Lourdes K. Otayza, Medical Center Chief II, upheld that the Flores de Mayo celebration of the MMMH&MC focused on the plight of the poor and marginalized and how they can easily access the various services of MMMH&MC.
“In our daily role as ambassadors for health, this celebration is our unique and engaging way to promote our [health] programs and bring our message of hope and unity in the community,” Dr. Otayza emphasized.
The celebration included a pageant-like Santa Cruzan procession wherein the eight (8) pairs of participating health workers paraded around the city while carrying their custom-made arches with designs that highlighted their public health advocacies such as Newborn Screening and Newborn Hearing Test, Human Milk Banking/Kangaroo Mother Care, EINC and Breastfeeding, Adolescent Health Program, Animal Bite Treatment Center, Nutrition Support Clinic, Voluntary Blood Donation. TB-DOTS and Mental Health Awareness Program.
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DOH RECOGNIZES MMMH&MC FOR EFFORTS AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE
The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) presented two awards to the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) for its successful performance in implementing a national surveillance program geared towards the global battle against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
These awards include Most Outstanding Sentinel Site for MMMH&MC and Best Hospital Report for 2018 which were received by Dr. Uzziel Ginette Bascao, Chief Resident of the hospital’s department of Pathology and Laboratories, together with Ms. Donna Marie Calaoagan, medical technologist and the bacteriology section supervisor.
Dr. Modesty Leaño, head of the said department, highlighted that the awards conferred to MMMH&MC serves as a “recognition to the Hospital’s commitment with DOH’s mandate to fight AMR which is usually a concern that is ignored but is actually becoming a growing public concern and is putting all of us at risk.”