Humbled and Grateful at 20: Asia Hospital and Medical Center: The Best Just Got Better


DURING the annual launch event in January 2022, Asia Hospital and Medical Center President and CEO Andres M. Licaros Jr. said the hospital will focus on its digital transformation in part of the institution’s continued growth and sustainability.

Licaros stressed that while digital transformation will be the hospital’s primary strategy, the Asian hospital will remain focused “on making every patient feel better while doing it well.”

“That has been the hallmark of our service and this year will be no different,” he said.

With “Humbled and Grateful at 20” as its anniversary theme, Asian Hospital is indeed humbled and grateful as it has received several awards and accolades which they have dedicated to their patients.

“We will continue to provide quality and safe patient care, and that is a promise that every patient who comes to Asia can expect,” he said.

Asian hospital wins four gold medals
The Asian Hospital team led by Asian Hospital Quality Manager Dr. Ana Maria Y. Jimenez (4th from left) received the gold award at the awards night of Asia Hospital Management 2022 held in Bangkok, Thailand.

JCI Accreditation

ASIAN Hospital’s biggest achievement this year is that it received its 4th Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission International (JCI). The hospital was first accredited in 2013, then in 2016 and 2019.

An independent, nonprofit organization, JCI accredits and certifies healthcare organizations and programs around the world. JCI accreditation and certification is recognized as a world leader in healthcare, quality of care and patient safety.

The accreditation signifies that Asian Hospital is one of the most advanced healthcare facilities in the Philippines, dedicated to providing quality healthcare to patients and their families.

“We were prepared and spared no effort for the week-long reaccreditation process which took place online. This would not have been possible without the cooperation, enthusiasm and commitment of every member of the Asian hospital community, doctors and staff,” Licaros said.

The Asian Hospital HR team received gold and silver awards at the HR Excellence Awards night held at the Hilton Hotel Manila.

Hospital Management Award

ANOTHER feather that was added to the Asian Hospital cap was the Hospital Management Asia (HMA) Gold Award in the Clinical Efficiency Improvement category for the project titled “Evolving Clinical Pathway for Adult Covid-19 Patients”.

HMA helps hospital owners, C-level executives, directors, clinicians and healthcare managers improve outcomes and become increasingly efficient.

At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the Asian hospital struggled to manage Covid-19 patients due to lack of evidence and inclusive or conflicting interventions. Over time, the hospital saw “an avenue to stick with what was more conclusive, adapt and learn from emerging evidence.” This, in turn, opened up a chance to contribute to the growing body of knowledge.

The Asian Hospital Pathway Team, Guidelines, and Pathway Committee have used evidence and developed the adult clinical pathway which has continuously improved as new data emerges. This new data has helped standardize and improve the treatment process and outcomes. Reliable guidelines have been reviewed and allowed the evolution of the course.

Asian Hospital Mother-Child Team with Ministry of Health officials during reaccreditation ceremony of Mother and Baby Friendly Hospital.

The application of the evolving pathway has helped the Asian hospital to assess and manage patients. It has improved clinical outcomes with higher survival rates and shorter length of stay.

“With a strong culture of safety and collaborative care, we are constantly working to deliver the best results in our firm promise to provide quality and safe care,” the Asian hospital said in the video it submitted to the public. HMA.

Mother and Baby Friendly Hospital

THE Ministry of Health has reaccredited Asian Hospital as a Mother-Bay Friendly Hospital. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization have launched the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative to encourage healthcare facilities around the world to better support breastfeeding.

The initiative has developed the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding to promote optimal clinical care for new mothers and their infants. There is substantial evidence that implementing the Ten Steps has significantly improved breastfeeding rates.

Some of the benefits of choosing a mother-and-baby-friendly hospital include the mother-baby bond that begins immediately after birth; breastfeeding is encouraged and not forced; mothers and babies receive more regular care, and the room-in policy gives families a better start.

HR Excellence Award

THE latest accolades the Asian hospital received came from the HR Excellence Awards Philippines, where it won a Gold Award in the Workplace Wellbeing category and a Silver Award in the Business Transformation category.

The Human Resource Excellence Awards (HREA) is an end-to-end awards program designed to reward and celebrate the exceptional work of HR teams, with various categories designed to meet the full range of HR skills and responsibilities.

HREA’s rich history started 10 years ago in Singapore for the Singapore market. Later, the program was extended to Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and now the Philippines.

The HREA had 30 categories for entry, covering the entire HR spectrum. Participants competed for gold, silver and bronze medals in all categories. Entries were judged by the most eminent HR experts and thought leaders.

“We are honored and grateful for all the awards and accolades we have received this year. We offer all of our success to our patients who have contributed to who we are right now. Asian Hospital wouldn’t be able to achieve all of this without your trust,” Licaros said.


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