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PCMC IS NOW IN THE PROFICIENCY STAGE

The Philippine Children’s Medical Center is currently in the Proficiency Stage of its Performance Governance System transformation journey.

Last January 22, 2020, the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) facilitated a Strategy Review which helped PCMC calibrate its position, as the National Reference Center for advanced pediatric specialty care. The shift is based on the Republic Act 11223, also known as the Universal Health Care (UHC), which sets the direction for the reform of the health care sector in the Philippines.

The Philippine Children’s Medical Center, being a Referral or “Apex” hospital is geared to provide tertiary and quaternary specialty care services for children and high risk pregnant women, in line with UHC. Quaternary care is an extension of tertiary care in reference to advanced levels of medicine which are highly specialized and not widely accessed. The scope of a Quaternary Care Facility will include highly specialized medical, surgical or diagnostic procedures, including Clinical Research done for safety and efficacy of new drugs, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use.

Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, PCMC will strive to continue its journey as the workforce flexibly adjusts to all the challenges that lie ahead.