Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital was recently picked as a recipient of an international award from two international organizations — the World Stroke Organization (WSO) and the Accreditation Canada International (ACI),
The WSO gave the Angel Award Diamond Status, its highest award, to the the hospital under the stewardship of Dr. Mutya Macuno as hospital chief.
Dr. Macuno in receiving the international award thanked her entire staff and personnel for their dedication to serve the public.
The other hospitals which got the same award were the Quirino Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City, Northern Mindanao Medical Center in Cagayan de Oro City, Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, and Jose R. ReyesMemorial Medical Center in Manila.
WSO is a non-profit medical association that works to raise awareness of prevention and treatment of stroke. It
gives Angel Awards — with Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Status — to hospitals that have “demonstrated clear
commitment to quality stroke care and have established cultures and systems to support continuous improvement.”
The ACI evaluates hospitals and other healthcare facilities based on quality, safety, risk management, and ethics
of medical support services.
Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, the DOH officer in charge, said: “Our healthcare institutions
do not simply serve our kababayans. They do so with world-class services and top-notch care and dedication. It
makes the realization of the Universal Health Care Act for every Juan and Juana more evident.”
“This further proves the commitment of the Department, together with its partner hospitals to providing quality
healthcare service to the Filipino people. We thank each one of our homegrown institutions and healthcare workers
for their exemplary delivery of service and care,” she added.