BMC celebrates its 89th Founding Anniversary

NAGA CITY — Bicol Medical Center celebrates its 89th founding anniversary. With the theme, “For Better Medical Care: Turning Vision into Action,” the hospital looks back to its eight decades of service in providing patient care to Bicolanos. 

From a 25-bed hospital, BMC is now a 1000-bed DOH-retained tertiary hospital that offers highly-specialized healthcare services through its Specialty Centers, which includes the Cardiac Center, which also celebrated its first anniversary last Wednesday. DOH Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario Vergeire served as its keynote speaker during the program.

Per DOH’s social media post, “DOH OIC Dr. Vergeire also called for coordination in building a network of facilities in the Bicol Region so that apex facilities will be decongested and smaller facilities will be functional and accessible to citizens.”

Despite the visionary plans and developments, the hospital was under fire due to a netizen’s complaint who shared her bad experience in the emergency room.

During the press conference, BMC’s Chief Dr. Ronnie Gregorio B. Gigantone III said their legal team is investigating the incident.

“With this incident alone, we will be in the near future, sending the official documents and our response on the proper forum.”

To showcase its specialty centers, BMC staged a three-day health caravan that offered free consultation and services such as Cervical Cancer Screening, Clinical Breast Examination, Mental Status Exam, Bone Density Examination, and ECG.

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Photos: BMC