Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) continues to make their world-class standard of healthcare more accessible through the renovation of its facilities in recent months. The institution opened the Center for Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine last April, while the Professor Sol V. Alvarez Center for Digestive Diseases and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy was unveiled in June.
The Center for Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine aims to provide patients who experience pulmonary diseases with comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical services. The opening ceremony was attended by the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Sen. Bong Go, who commended the enhancement of Cardinal Santos Medical Center’s facilities. The senator also stated that the efforts are in line with the government’s goal of building more health facilities and improving existing ones.
Meanwhile, the Prof. Sol V. Alvarez Center for Digestive Diseases and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy was named in honor of the pioneering doctor who established the very first endoscopy unit in the country in 1974 within Cardinal Santos Medical Center. CSMC’s endoscopy unit is one of the premier gastroenterology facilities in the Philippines, and is home to some of the best physicians in the field.
CSMC’s goal has always been to nurture its legacy of Caring Cardinal service, and uphold its mission of saving lives by being up-to-date with industry innovations and advancements.
“Cardinal Santos Medical Center is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence in clinical care,” said CSMC President and CEO Raul C. Pagdanganan during the Prof. Sol V. Alvarez Center for Digestive Diseases and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy inauguration. “[The new facilities are] designed with the needs of the patients in mind, [and] is another testimony to CSMC’s dedication to delivering high-quality standards of care for our patients and the communities we serve.”