Jose Reyes Hospital - Manila

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Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital, was established on february, 1945 as an emergency hospital with 100-bed capacity by the Philippine Civilian Affairs Unit No. 5 (PCAU-5) to cater to civilian war casualties. It grew up to a training hospital in 1947 and was named North General Hospital. In 1957, it was transferred from a borrowed school building in España Street to where it is now located in the San Lazaro Compound, Rizal Avenue, in Sta. Cruz, Manila and its bed capacity was increased to 450. It was eventually renamed to Jse R. Reyes Memorial Hospital on June 19,1965 by virtue of RA 4264 in honor of Dr. Jose R. Reyes who was its Administrator from March 16,1948 to January 24, 1964. In line with the DOH Hospital Program, It was designated as a medical center and thus subsequently renamed as Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center in December 3, 1982 under E.O. 853.

During the year with the reorganization of the DOH under EO 119 and lately the streamlining and reengineering under EO 102 two DOH bureaus was integrated to Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital. To name the Dermatology and Research training Center and the national Cancer Control Center and two service facilities-The MEDI/Infirmary (Physical Exam. Section) and the Dental Health Service, respectively.

Jose R. Reyes Medical Center is an acut, short term-illness, tertiary level, teaching-training general hospital catering to non-contagious/non-communicable diseases. It is mandated to: 1) to provide out-patient consultation and treatment for primary care patient requiring secondary and tertiary health care; 2) to provide emergency and in-patient care and treatment to the asick and injured, including specialized care, treatment and rehabilitation; 3) to provide specialized training course for medical, nursing and allied personnel in the graduate and undergraduate levels to attain high level professional efficiency; 4) to undertake study and researches to meet the people's changing and expanding need for better, safer and more effective carer treatment; and 5) is to serve as an active agency in the community for the prevention of diseases and in the promotion of general health consciousness of the people.

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