BMC-MSGC pushes for BMC’s vision to become a highly specialized tertiary medical center in the region



NAGA CITY, June 24 (PIA)--The Bicol Medical Center (BMC) management is resolute on its stand to convert the hospital into a highly- specialized Tertiary Medical Center that will serve the Bicol Region in the upcoming years.

In a meeting with the BMC- Multi-Sectoral Governance Council (MSGC) members held on June 22, Tuesday, BMC Medical Center Chief II Dr. Francisco Sales III, expressed his strong desire to realize BMC’s vision by laying out the blueprint of its Performance Governance System Recalibrated Strategy Map 2025.

The BMC-MSGC members, together with the hospital’s key officials and external stakeholders, welcomed the idea of realizing the roadmap by crafting strategies to attain this mission, having in mind the various patients who will need a higher level of care in a hospital equipped with tertiary care services, utilizing state of the art equipment, facilities, specialists and specialization centers.

Three (3) committees were then created to ensure that all facets of BMC’s Strategy Map will be implemented.

These are the Committee on Resource Planning and Generation headed by Engr. Salvador Aldecoa of the Rotary Club of Naga, Committee on Advocacy with Ana-Liza S. Macatangay of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Camarines Sur as Committee Chair and the Committee on Governance to be chaired by Col. Bernard Fortez, 9ID, PA.

Department of Health (DOH) Camarines Sur Provincial Officer Dr. Rey Millena, also the BMC-MSGC Chairperson said the creation of the committees will help address whatever gaps there may be in the implementation of BMC’s vision. He also stated that they are counting on the help of the council members who are expected to introduce new initiatives and stimulate active partnerships with other stakeholders thru strong collaboration in developing governance arrangements.

During the meeting, Dr. Edgardo Paredes, head of the hospital's Office of Strategy Management (OSM), also reported the Strategy Review performance of BMC and its DOH Scorecard.

Dr. Nathalie Lazaro of the Public Health Unit discussed the current COVID-19 situation and BMC’s effort to accommodate and respond to emergency cases.

“As of May 31, 2021, BMC has recorded 2, 385 consultations, 687 of which are for May alone. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, BMC remains committed to help the primary Healthcare Providers Network in Naga City, Camarines Sur, and Camarines Norte by deploying medical doctors as soon as the COVD-19 situation improves,” Dr. Lazaro added.

The management is confident that with the MSGC on board, the “power of collaboration and partnership” will surely help BMC’s vision to come to fruition.

- Lizel S. Macatangay, Philippine Information Agency V - Cam. Sur, with reports from Mylce Mella-Competente-BMC Comms Team