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SPMC Hospital Davao

Posted on August 25, 2013 | No Comments on SPMC Hospital Davao

SPMC Hospital Davao or the Southern Philippines Medical Center is a public hospital managed and operated by the Department of Health that provides the premium medical and healthcare services for the people of Davao and nearby regions. With a 25 bed capacity, the hospital was founded in 1917 originally as the Davao Public hospital located at San Pedro St. of the largest city in the world, Davao City. Its name was changed to the Davao General Hospital in 1946 following its increased bed capacity of around 200. With its subsequent relocation to its current address in Bajada Davao City, it was also renamed to the Davao Regional Medical and Training Center through RA 1859, which expanded its role as a training center for healthcare workers.

With its central role in the entire Mindanao region, SPMC Hospital Davao was designated as the Medical Center for Mindanao and Sulu. It served as a principal trauma center for the people caught in the crossfire between the government and insurgents in the region. In 1986, the Davao Mental Hospital, which was originally part of the National Center for Mental Health was integrated to the hospital which was subsequently renamed the Davao Medical Center whose bed capacity increased to 600. After a series of other name changing such as the Davao Regional Hospital and Training Center and Mindanao Heart Center following its continued expansion of its services, capacity and specialization, the hospital was finally called Southern Philippines Medical Center.

Apart from the typical medical services provided by tertiary hospitals, the SPMC Hospital Davao also offer special government programs and initiative such as the Asthma Control Program-Asthma Club, Community Medicine Program, Birthing Home, Environmental Protection Program, Family Health Care Program, Geriatric Health Care Program, Hospice Care Program, Davao Chest Club, Public Health Unit, Rabies Control Program, STOP-DEATH/HEMS Program, Counseling Services, Community Outreach Services, Emergency Room Services, Family Medicine Ward, Outpatient Services and Personal Health Services.

The SPMC Hospital Davao or the Southern Philippines Medical Center is located at JP Laurel Ave, Bajada, Davao City 8000 Philippines.

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