Bicol Medical Center
The Bicol Medical Center (BMC) is a 500-bed government tertiary hospital in Concepcion Pequeña, Naga City. It is a non- profit institution under the direct supervision of Department of Health Center for Health Development – Bicol, Legazpi City. BMC is one of the 13 medical centers in the region under the National Government.
The BMC complex is composed of a 5.38-hectare main hospital compound in Naga City and a 32-hectare open Psychiatric Ward in Cadlan, Pili, the then Don Susano J. Rodriguez Memorial Mental Hospital.
Its history dates back to 1933. BMC started as a 25-bed provincial hospital housed in a rented vintage Spanish residential house at then Mabini Street, now Peñafrancia Avenue. Facilities were extremely inadequate that the hospital was closed in 1936. The Camarines Sur Provincial Government then subsidized a private hospital owned by the late Dr. Arsenio Imperial to fill the need for a provincial hospital but admissions were limited.
To date, BMC has 11 major clinical departments.Among the available ancillary services are: good and reliable blood banking, clinical microscopy and chemistry lab, bacteriology lab, ultrasound, 2-D echocardiography, X-ray services, dialysis, ECG, EEG capable, Histologic Pathology lab and drug testing. The DOH-Botica at BMC also opened its counter to clients in 2003.
Citations and Awards
The Center remains to be a leader in the health care sector in the entire Bicol Region. With a stable of consultant staff competent in their respective field of expertise to steer the residency training programs, the Center has fanned out many of its graduates to different areas in the region, who are now leaders themselves in their respective locale. A handful has also gone into further sub-specialty training.
The Center has been a recipient of awards, such as the “Outstanding Agency in the Field of Government Personnel Administration and Management for Region V” for the calendar years 2001 and 2002. In 2003, the Center was Hall of Fame Awardee receiving the Excellence Award in the same category.
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