St. Luke's Medical Center

St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) is a private non-profit[1] health care institution based in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines which operates two hospitals of the same name in Quezon City and Taguig.[2][3][4]

St. Luke's Medical Center, Inc.
Non-profit
IndustryHealth care
Founded1903; 117 years ago (1903)
Headquarters,
Philippines
Key people
Frederick Dy
(Chairman)
Arturo Dela Pena
(President and CEO)
SubsidiariesSt. Luke's Medical Center – Global City
Websitewww.stluke.com.ph

Founded by the American missionary Charles Henry Brent under the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States (Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America) in 1903, it is the third American and Protestant founded hospital in the Philippines after CPU–Iloilo Mission Hospital and Silliman University Medical Center.

The St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City serves as the university hospital of the Trinity University of Asia, the first Protestant Episcopalian university in Asia.

HistoryEdit

 
St. Luke's Hospital in Manila in 1923

St. Luke’s was established in 1903 by American Episcopalian missionaries as a charity ward and dispensary hospital. St. Luke's started out as fully free outpatient clinic for the poor in Calle Magdalena, Tondo. It also supports and conducts medical, dental and surgical missions in rural areas. It was transformed into an independent, non-sectarian, non-stock, non-profit corporation in the 1970s.

FacilitiesEdit

HospitalsEdit

 
St. Luke's Medical Center - Global City

St. Luke's Medical Center Inc. maintains two hospitals, one in Quezon City and another at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. SLMC is based in the Quezon City Hospital while the Taguig hospital is a wholly owned corporation of the Quezon City-based SLMC.[5] The institution also plans to establish a third hospital in Davao City, the construction of which is set to begin mid-2019.[6]

Extension clinicEdit

There is also an extension clinic located in Ermita, Manila. The extension clinic caters primarily to those patients seeking medical examination requirements for Visa application for US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

CollegeEdit

International affiliatesEdit

On 1 February 2005, St. Luke's signed an Affiliation Agreement with Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. SLMC also have affiliations with New York- Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Calonge, Emilia (16 April 2014). "Medical and Health Archives". National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.temos-worldwide.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=2&Itemid=44&limit=5&limitstart=10
  3. ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/344939/cbb/st-luke-s-medical-center-among-40-best-hospitals-in-the-world-think-tank-says
  4. ^ http://www.diplomatic-council.org/download/Teilnahmeprogramme/DC-Temos-Conference-Program.pdf
  5. ^ "Frederick Dy is new chair of St. Luke's". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  6. ^ Galang, Vincent Mariel (12 March 2019). "Construction on St. Luke's Davao to start mid-2019". Business World. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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