Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital
Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH), is one of the most modern provincial hospitals in the country equipped with multimillion-peso state of the art medical equipment.
Located in the heart of Dumaguete, the NOPH boasts of a facility that is not usually found in provincial hospitals - a Diagnostic Center equipped with P53- million modern medical equipment such as dialysis facility, ct scan, mammography, mobile x-ray and a clinical blood analyzer, automated microbial detection system, coulter hematology analyzer, refrigerated centrifuge separator, and many others.
In 2009, NOPH has signed a contract for computerization of the hospital last June. It has been implemented and now,is in its transitional stage. It also has another state-of-the-art diagnostic machine, an MRI equipment, which is already functioning to both in-patient and out-patient, early 2010 . With the new technology, NOPH's MRI patient has the privilege to consult to a specialist, from other hospitals, in reading MRI results through the use of Tele-radiology.
The acquisition of the equipment and other improvements on the hospital were made through a P45-million loan as well as donations from private individuals and non-government organizations. Thus, NGOs and the private sector have been tapped as members of the governing boards of the NOPH and its satellite hospitals.
NOPH has a capacity of 250 beds, 77 percent of which are service beds and 23 percent pay beds and medicare. Dr. Ely Villapando is the Provincial Health Officer and NOPH chief(up to the year 2007) as well. As of the present time, the Provincial Health Officer I (NOPH chief) is Dr. Felix A. Sy, while the Provincial Health Officer II is Dr. Dante G. Domingo.
Its service area covers the entire province of Negros Oriental, some parts of Negros Occidental, southern Cebu, Siquijor and Northern Mindanao.
As a tertiary hospital, it undertakes a comprehensive health care system covering the curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative aspects of health care.
The said hospital came into being as a consequence of two factors-- the empowering opportunity created by the Local Government Code of 1991 which turned over the pursuit of health care from the national to the local government units; and the determined effort made by the provincial government of Negros Oriental to undertake and prioritize health care as one of its major thrust.
As of the moment, a proposed Multimillion-peso hospital will rise in Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital to cater patients not only from the province but also to Siquijor, Southern Cebu and Northern Minadanao.
"Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital" [http://www.gov.ph/news/default.asp?i=1701 / Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital] (July 17, 2007)