Metro Pacific Hospitals aids in expansion of Bohol private hospital

METRO Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. (MPHHI) has partnered with the Ramiro family-owned private hospital in Bohol to further expand and improve its facilities.

“Together, we will work towards fast-tracking the completion of its ongoing expansion and renovation projects, and upgrading its lineup of medical equipment, to propel Ramiro Community Hospital (RCH) to a stronger multi-specialty tertiary hospital to serve the growing population of Tagbilaran and its adjacent municipalities,” MPHHI Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said.

Through the partnership, RCH recently launched its expanded 20-seat Dialysis Center and Business Office. The Ramiro family and MPHHI entered a partnership just before lockdown restrictions were implemented in the country in March last year.

“This is just the start of other improvements we are doing to our hospital, to include expanding the Critical Care Complex, equipping the OR / DR Complex, upgrading its medical equipment and renovating other services to complete the facilities for the growing needs of our community,” the Ramiro children said in an e-mailed statement on Sunday.

RCH is a 118-bed Level 2 hospital in Tagbilaran City in Bohol. It was founded by family patriarch Dr. Luther Z. Ramiro in 1975, which was then a 10-bed facility.

Dr. Ramiro first served as a resident surgeon in Graham Memorial Hospital, before joining Bohol Medical Center in 1960. He eventually led Bohol Medical Center in 1971, with the help of his wife Dinah Lumain-Ramiro who was then the hospital administrator.

The couple launched their own family hospital four years later after being pressed by their patients.

MPPHI said RCH is the 17th hospital in its 18-hospital portfolio across the country, with eight in Metro Manila, four more in Luzon, two in the Visayas including RCH, and four in Mindanao. The Pangilinan-led company also has two healthcare colleges, six cancer care radiotherapy centers, and one central laboratory. — Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte