Moving Forward: BMC produces 17 medical resident graduates

NAGA CITY – After finishing her medical degree in Manila, Dr. Ma. Elizabeth E. Loria-Torres served as a medical officer in the remote town of Siruma in Camarines Sur. In one of the medical missions, she met an official of the Bicol Medical Center, who invited her to pursue her residency in the tertiary referral medical center. Since she is not from Bicol, she shrugged the idea at first. And she went on her plan to take her residency back in Manila. But after her first year of residency, she had a change of heart and reconsidered the invitation. 

The BMC's residency training program, facilitated by the Professional Education, Training and Research Unit hailed Dr. Ma. Elizabeth Loria-Torres as the Most Outstanding Graduating Resident of 2021.

Bicol Medical Center maintains its ISO certification

(Photo by Lew Beriña) Due to the pandemic, ISO conducted the re-certification audit online last October 2020.

Amid the pandemic, the Bicol Medical Center (BMC) achieved a key milestone. After it successfully passed the re-certification audit last October 2020, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released a re-certification ISO: 9001:2015 to BMC for its effective quality management system.

Blessing of the Department of Pathology and Laboratories in the new 8-storey building

Last Friday, December 11, 2020, was a joyous day as the Official Opening and Rites of Blessing of the Department of Pathology and Laboratories took place. It started with a mass at 9 am celebrated by Rev. Fr. Tirso P. Elorpe. Afterward, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was headed by Dr. Heriberto B. Fornoles and Dr. Suzette Angeli C. Babagay. The Staff and Guests lit the thanksgiving candle, followed by the blessing of the Laboratory. Members of the Executive Committee of Bicol Medical Center witnessed the said event, headed by Dr. Francisco DJ. Sales III, the newly appointed Medical Center Chief II.

'Christmas Cheers' amid the pandemic

Being a patient is already challenging. How much more, if you are a patient during a pandemic. In the past eight months, the Bicol Medical Center hospital staff had seen its patients and their families' ordeal. Some are afraid. Anxious. Stressed. Some are mentally & financially exhausted.

In the hope of bringing smiles, happiness, love, and compassion to its admitted patients, the Bicol Medical Center family continued its annual 'Christmas Cheers' Celebration this year.

Last December 8, 2020, after the Eucharistic Celebration at the BMC Chapel, the nursing management and its unit staff surprised its patients in various wards with simple gifts. 

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