MMMH&MC Bags Gold Governance Trailblazer Award; Now PGS Compliant

By: Zarieddie P. Domingo-Parilla, MBA

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After successfully meeting the elements of the Performance Governance System (PGS) Compliance Stage, the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) is now PGS Compliant conferred by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) during the recently held Dream Philippines Fair at the University of the Philippines, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila on November 27, 2018, a year after its Initiation Stage conferral. The hospital also bagged the Gold Trailblazer award for surpassing the requirements.

Dr. Maria Lourdes K. Otayza, the Medical Center Chief II presented the performance highlights and multi-year strategic deliverables of the MMMH&MC relative to its vision to become the premier center for advanced healthcare in Northern Philippines by 2022 over a panel of experts composed of governance leaders from different sectors namely, Atty. Alex Lacson, Trustee of Institute for Solidarity in Asia (panel chair), Dr. Juliet Balderas, Associate of Institute for Solidarity in Asia (panel vice-chair), Dr. Maria Francia Laxamana, Assistant Secretary, Field Implementation and Coordination (Luzon) of Department of Health, Mr. Rafael Solis, Executive Vice President of St. Luke’s Medical Center and Mr. Orlando Clavinez, Medical Field Operations Manager of Wyeth Philippines.
Top three accomplishments of the hospital in terms of human capital training, infrastructure and treatment through the development of clinical pathways were presented.
New PGS.jpgThe Compliance Stage of PGS centers on strategy execution. The hospital, through the Office for Strategy Management chaired by Dr. Jose B. Orosa, III and co-chaired by Ms. Zarieddie D. Parilla, started operationalizing the institution’s strategic initiatives set during the Initiation Phase through execution plans of the different specialty centers like Heart, Cancer, Kidney and Neonatology Centers programmed until year 2022 and Eye, Lung, Reproductive, Geriatric and Psychiatry Centers for year 2028. Securing performance commitments of second-level units by way of cascading sessions and integrating the PGS deliverables to the Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) in order to link budgets to the strategies was done. Likewise, a communication plan was also developed and implemented to widen support to the PGS program. Externally, the Multi-Sector Governance Council (MSGC) covering different sectors who serves as PGS advisory body was formed. Moving forward, the MMMH&MC plans to strengthen its service delivery network through outreach missions and advocacy caravans to neighboring provinces, conduct collaborative and community-based researches and continuously train and hire needed manpower for the establishment of the specialty centers.