East Avenue Medical Center

The East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) is a government-owned tertiary general hospital located in Central, Quezon City, Philippines.

East Avenue Medical Center
Department of Health
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Facade of the main building
East Avenue Medical Center is located in Metro Manila
East Avenue Medical Center
East Avenue Medical Center is located in Luzon
East Avenue Medical Center
East Avenue Medical Center is located in Philippines
East Avenue Medical Center
Geography
LocationQuezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Coordinates14°38′31″N 121°02′53″E / 14.64186°N 121.04794°E / 14.64186; 121.04794Coordinates: 14°38′31″N 121°02′53″E / 14.64186°N 121.04794°E / 14.64186; 121.04794
Organization
FundingPublic hospital
TypeTertiary
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds650[1]
History
Former name(s)Ospital ng Bagong Lipunan[2]
Links
Websiteeamc.doh.gov.ph
ListsHospitals in the Philippines

HistoryEdit

The EAMC was established as the GSIS General Hospital under the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and was inaugurated by then President Ferdinand Marcos along with Imelda Marcos on October 8, 1969. The company operating the hospital, GSIS Hospital, Inc. was dissolved on June 9, 1978 in pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1411 issued by President Marcos, and transferred all of the assets of the company to the Ministry of Health (now Department of Health) and the hospital was renamed Ospital ng Bagong Lipunan (transl. "New Society Hospital").[3][4]

The hospital was renamed again on November 12, 1986, by then Executive Secretary Joker P. Arroyo by authority of then President Corazon Aquino, to its current name through Memorandum Order No. 48.[2] The Republic Act No. 8345 signed on June 4, 1997 increased the authorized bed capacity of the hospital from 350 to 600.[5][4] The allowed 600 bed capacity was fulfilled on August 17, 2020 when the new 250 bed capacity EAMC building was completed and inaugurated. It was used as a treatment facility during the COVID-19 pandemic.[6] On June 24, 2021, EAMC, by virtue of Republic Act No. 11561, increased the authorized bed capacity from 600 to 1000 beds.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Silva, Maria Esmeralda; Zarsuelo, Ma-Ann; Naria-Maritana, Marianne Joy; Zordilla, Zenith; Lam, Hilton; Mendoza, Michael Antonio; Buan, Ara Karizza; Nuestro, Frances Karen; Dela Rosa, Janvic; Padilla, Carmencita (2020). "Policy Analysis on Determining Hospital Bed Capacity in Light of Universal Health Care". Acta Medica Philippina. 54 (6): 674. Retrieved October 3, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Memorandum Order No. 48, s. 1986". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. November 12, 1986. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  3. ^ "Presidential Decree No. 1411, s. 1978". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. June 9, 1978. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Historical Background". Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 8345". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. August 25, 1997. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  6. ^ "New COVID-19 facility at East Avenue Medical Center inaugurated". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  7. ^ "AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF THE EAST AVENUE MEDICAL CENTER IN BARANGAY DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY FROM SIX HUNDRED (600) TO ONE THOUSAND (1,000) BEDS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR". Official Gazette. Retrieved June 28, 2021.