Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center

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Facade of the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Hospital

The Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center (JRRMMC) is one of the notable hospitals in Manila recognized for its teaching-training hospital services. The 63-year old hospital has an authorized 450-bed capacity and 35 bassinets. This five-storey building is located at San Lazaro Compound, Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila.



In February 1945, the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Hospital (JRRMMC) started as a civilian emergency hospital known as Philippine Civilian Affairs Unit or PCAU-5. Then, in 1945, the PCAU-5 was placed under the management of the then Bureau of Health and was renamed North General Hospital. It began as a training hospital and started training doctors and nurses in 1947.

A decade after, the hospital was moved to San Lazaro Compound in Rizal Avenue Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila. On June 19, 1965, by virtue of R.A 4264, the hospital's old name was change to Dr. Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital in honor of the hospital's director, Dr. Jose R. Reyes.

In 1974, the hospital became a Medical Center in compliance with the Hospital Development Project of the Department of Health. The hospital was renamed Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center (JRRMMC) on December 3, 1982.

The hospital continued to expand. Among its improvements is the integration and absorption of the National Cancer Control Center as Department of Radiotherapy and Dermatology Research Training Center as Department of Dermatology.

Dr. Jose R. Reyes was survived by 3 children: Roberto, Teresing, and Jose Jr.

Roberto Reyes has 6 children. Teresing has 2 children. Jose Jr. has 6 children also.


Emergency Service Complex

The Emergency Service Complex (ESC) operates on a 24-hour basis, with departmentalized services such as:

  • Surgical emergencies
  • Traumatic injuries (penetrating injuries, blunt abdominal injuries, etc.
  • Non-traumatic injuries (acute appendicitis, incarcerated hernia, etc.)
  • Orthopedic injuries (bone fractures)
  • Cardio-vascular emergencies (congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, cerebral hypoxia, cerebro-vascular accidents)
  • Metabolic emergencies (vomiting, severe burns, diabetic acidosis, hypoglycemia)
  • Respiratory emergencies (acute allergy and chemical rhinitis, asthma, foreign body, pneumothorax, acute laryngitis, drowning, asphyxia, etc.)
  • Poisoning, hemorrhage, shock
  • Burns, heat exhaustion, sunstroke/heatstroke, heat/sun cramp: eye injuries (foreign body, traumatic contusions of eyeball, chemical burns, ocular infection)
  • Hypersensitivity and toxemia due to serum/transfusion reactions, drug allergies, etc.
  • Genito-urinary tract emergencies like acute suppression of urine, uremia, urinary retention, anuria, hematuria, injuries of the kidney, bladder, penis, testis, urethra, etc. and foreign bodies in urethra, bladder or vagina.


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