Ayala adds cancer care hospital to portfolio


    Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc. (AC Health), the healthcare arm of the Ayala Group, has inked a strategic partnership with Cancer Treatment Services International (CTSI), to develop and operate the first comprehensive cancer specialty hospital in the Philippines.

    During a signing event on October 13, AC Health also announced that the 100-bed cancer facility will be located in the FTI Complex in Taguig City, Metro Manila, adjacent to Ayala Land’s Arca South development.

    CTSI, a Varian company, is a leading oncology services provider that has supported the delivery of safe, quality, and affordable cancer care worldwide for nearly two decades. CTSI provides clinical services and solutions to over 100 hospitals, clinics, and physician groups around the world with a focus on multidisciplinary oncology care. CTSI’s evidence-based delivery model uses technology-enabled solutions to accelerate the adoption of advanced technology, enable operational efficiency and clinical safety, and rapidly improve patient access to high-quality treatment options.

    In 2019, AC Health reported that it would invest over P2 billion for the facility. The cancer hospital will be a specialized center, equipped with diagnostic equipment (including a PET Scan), chemotherapy facilities, linear accelerators for advanced radiation therapy, and operating rooms for the specialist surgeons.