Philippine Children's Medical Center
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The Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) is one of the government-owned and controlled corporate National Centers for Specialized Health Care under the Department of Health and located at Quezon Ave., Quezon City. It is a 200-bed capacity tertiary hospital with a mandate to provide pediatric care, offer training programs for medical and allied health care providers, and be a center in clinical research. It offers a wide array of general and subspecialty services in pediatrics, surgery and allied medicine. It has training programs involving general pediatrics, adolescent medicine, ambulatory medicine, hematology and oncology, infectious disease, nephrology, pulmonology, intensive care, neonatology, neurodevelopmental pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, perinatology, pediatric gynecology, pediatric surgery, pediatric and perinatal anesthesia, radiology, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, medical technology and nursing. Lastly, it has produced researches relevant to the day-to-day care of the well and sick child.
The PHILIPPINE CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER is committed: To promote and provide globally competitive quality comprehensive health for the unborn, newborn, children, adolescents and high-risk pregnant women and extend psychological and moral support to their families;
To set the standard of excellence in pediatric, surgery, anesthesia, perinatal and allied medicine training through programs that are innovative, appropriate and responsive to the needs of the Filipinos and international community;
To conduct, disseminate and utilize relevant and essential health research in general and subspecialty pediatrics, pediatric surgery, perinatology and allied medicine; and
To develop and strengthen maternal and child health advocacies and public education programs.
By the year 2010, the PHILIPPINE CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER will Be the premier center for a globally competitive quality and comprehensive health care for the unborn, newborn, children and adolescents, as well as high risk pregnant women, through its excellent specialty and subspecialty expertise in patient care, training and research;
Attain the highest and sustained level of financial performance to support its corporate operations in the pursuit of its mission on patient care, training, and research and; Acquire the appropriate infrastructure development that consists of world class state of the art technology and equipment for highly specialized pediatric and perinatal care for Filipino patients and international community.
The Philippine Children’s Medical Center adapts the "Essential National Health Research" in providing overall direction in the formulation of its research activities. Research on the common causes of morbidity and mortality affecting Filipino children will be of continuing interest. Included in the priority are areas where PCMC has demonstrated sole expertise and/or prior track record such as the following: pediatric neurological diseases, perinatal medicine, neonatology, pediatric intensive care, ultrasound medicine, and pediatric dentistry. Multi-disciplinary collaborations, both within and outside of the institution, will be promoted in the conduct of said research activities.
PCMC has a total of 163 medical consultants in its staff of whom 1.84 percent are active full time, 39.26 percent are part-time and 58.90 percent are on honorarium basis. Additionally, there are 46 residents and 13 fellows per year who are required to submit research papers which could either be individual or collaborative outputs with consultants. Support from the pediatric nurses, medical technologists and allied-medical staff are also an asset to the research environment in the hospital.
"Philippine Children’s Medical Center" Philippine Children’s Medical Center (July 20, 2007)