Makati Medical sets expansion

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    Makati Medical Center is spending “a little less than a billion pesos” in 2021 for the expansion of its services as it gears up to retain its stature as the nation’s most-trusted and internationally recognized hospital.

    Pilar Nenuca Almira, president and chief executive officer of MMC, in a virtual press conference yesterday said despite the new coronavirus disease 2019, the hospital is poised for growth and will invest “as though it is pre-pandemic.”

    “We are determined to grow and to thrive in terms of number of patients and in sustaining the viability of our hospital-resources wise. We aim to be forerunner in introducing technology and in running a hospital and as a model among 18 health institutions under the Metro Pacific Group,” Almira added.

    Among the expansion initiatives in 2021 are the expansion of its home care services to include corporate facilities and condominiums to serve patients off site.

    Almira said MMC also plans to establish transplant centers, initially three, which will be launched by early 2021.

    MMC also eyes the expansion of its renal care center both within the hospital and off site.

    The hospital will pursue the acquisition of new machines such as cathlab and MRI.