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The UST Hospital or the University of Santo Tomas Hospital is a non-stock, non-profit premier medical facility that provides superior quality healthcare services for private citizens. As a Catholic hospital owned and operated by Franciscan brothers, it also provides special services to the less fortunate brethren. As an affiliate of the University of Sto. Thomas, the hospital serves as the clinical training institution of medical students and healthcare students of the University of Santo Tomas.

The UST Hospital or USTH was founded in 1577 as San Juan de Dios Hospital by a Franciscan lay brother, Fray Juan Clemente. As such, it is one of the oldest premier hospitals in the Philippines and had since maintained its tradition of providing help to the sick and needy with compassion and kindness. The hospital officially became the clinical training institution of UST on 1875 through the decree of King Alfonso of Spain and had since become a training ground for men and women in the medical arts and science providing clinical exposure and research.

The UST Hospital maintains 460 dedicated beds for charity or clinical patients, which are then financially, supported 352 private patient beds, which started barely over 50 years in order to help financially sustain hospital operations and continue providing quality health care service for the poor. However, the hospital is also sustained by volunteer staff as well as generous benefactors and sponsors.

Among the services offered by the UST hospital included Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, Pharmacy, Radiological Sciences (CT Scan, Diagnostic Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound). It also offers Acute Stroke Unit, Catheterization, centers for Kidney Disease, Respiratory Medicine and Urological Services, Chemotherapy, Dermatology, Endoscopy, Eye, Hearing and Dizziness Center, Heart Station and Echo Laboratory, High Risk Unit, Joint And Bone Center, Neuromuscular, Orthopedic, Pain Management, Oncology (Pediatrics) and Diabetes Center.

The UST (University of Santo Tomas Hospital) is located along EspaƱa Boulevard, Manila 1008, Philippines phone +63 (02) 731-3001 local 2355.

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