James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital

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James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital in Olongapo, is a government (tertiary) hospital, which is equipped with the most modern diagnostic and laboratory equipment. The James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital is a city-run hospital and receives no subsidy or assistance from the Department of Health despite the fact that it caters not only to the residents of Olongapo but also to the neighboring provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga and as far as Western Pangasinan. About 77 percent of the total patients are service/charity patients and only 23 percent are paying patients. The hospital outpatient department treats and manages an average of 96 to 100 patients a day. This is because some patients with simple complaints such as cough, colds and fever go directly to the hospital instead of going to the primary health facility or health center where they could very well be treated. The hospital is also accredited as a research and training hospital with accreditation of residency training in Family Medicine, OB-Gyne, Pediatric and to become accredited in surgery.

The hospital has also established specialty clinics which provide free consultation and other services to indigents by highly specialized physicians like neonatologists, pulmonologists, hematologists and others. With the accreditation of the residency programs it has also established affiliation and tie-ups with other specialty institutions in Manila for the training of resident physicians.


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"AUICK" [www.auick.org.http://www.auick.org/database/apc/apc036/apc03602.html/ James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital] (July 20, 2007)

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