The Out-Patient Department (OPD) of Cavite Naval Hospital (CNH) in Fort San Felipe, Cavite City, got a major facelift when the SM Foundation undertook the complete renovation of all facilities at the CNH OPD.
The OPD of CNH operates inside a one-storey, 900-square-meter facility inside CNH which is headed by Capt. Ma. Jessica Vallangca, PN.
“We are very much blessed because this hospital is among the chosen military facilities that were refurbished by SM Foundation,” said Capt. Vallangca during the turn-over and blessing ceremony last April 11.
The fully renovated OPD houses the following facilities: Diabetes Clinic, Specialty Clinic, ENT & Ophthalmology Clinic, Dermatology Clinic, General Surgery and Bone Clinic, Pediatric Clinic, Pharmacy, Breastfeeding Room and a ‘Felicidad Sy’ Wellness Center for Children.
The OPD of CNH is the 24th military health facility helped by SM Foundation. Connie Angeles, executive director for health and medical programs of SM Foundation, said, “This 94-bed hospital caters to around 90,000 military personnel and their dependents. This is also the 136th wellness center renovated and improved by SM Foundation across the country … This is our way of saying that we are a partner in providing continuous quality health care and service to the uniformed personnel and their dependents.”
“We are deeply honored to be able to contribute in our own little way to those who serve our country,” Ms. Angeles added.
The SM Foundation committed to continue helping CNH by providing support for the maintenance of the OPD’s facilities even after the turnover.
“We dedicate the improvement of the Cavite Naval Hospital Out-Patient Department to our beloved soldiers who risk your lives and limbs so we can enjoy the fruits of freedom,” said Ms. Angeles.
Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, AFP, Flag Officer in Command of the Philippine Navy, guest of honor at the turn-over ceremony, said, “We are very thankful for the assistance extended to us by the SM Foundation and Makati Medical Center Foundation … for partnering with the Philippine Navy in improving the Out-Patient Department of this facility. Words are not enough to express the Navy’s whole hearted gratitude for what you are doing for our sailors and marines. Please don’t get tired helping us.”
The Makati Medical Center Foundation and Ideaspace, which partnered with SM Foundation in renovating CNH, turned over a web-based electronic medical records system called PN MedICS.
“This new OPD is a dream come true for us… This particular hospital is the first pilot hospital pre-running PN MedICS which will hopefully be known as AFP Medics,” said Marge Macasaet Barro, executive director of Makati Medical Center Foundation that also turned over 12 desktop computers for the computerization of CNH patients’ information records.
The CNH was first known as the 25-bed Naval Station Hospital in Fort San Felipe, Cavite City, built in September 1954.
The CNH is under the supervision of the Directorate for Health Services, Headquarters Naval Installation Command.