PGHMFI Project: PGH-Arterial Blood Gas Unit (ABG)

(L-R) Mr. Winston Uy—Donor, Mmre. Lolita Escobar-Mirpuri, and Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior Jr. President PGHMFI cut the ceremonial ribbon


The newly relocated ABG (Arterial Blood Gas) Unit  was inaugurated last December 07, 2012 with no less than the project donors Mr. Winston Uy and Atty. Arnie Cariño and attended by  PGHMFI President,  Dr. Greg T. Alvior with execom officers, Mme Lolita Mirpuri, Dr. Porong Gana and Ms Agnes Essem Perez..  Also present were PGH Director, Dr. Jose Gonzales and several doctors from the Pulmonary Section Dept. of Medicine.

The new ABG Unit  is now located at the 2nd floor of the Philippine General Hospital just outside the Central ICU. This makes it readily accessible to the hospital’s 10 intensive care units as well as the outpatients who likewise avail of its services. The goal of the renovation is to give ABG Unit a permanent location and likewise help PGH generate more income. In recent years,  patient census  of the said unit has been growing rapidly, outstripping its current capacity to serve more patients. With this relocation and renovation, the unit is expected to serve more patients and increase their census even more.

The blessing of the facility was officiated by Rev. Fr. Vidal Gornez S.J. In her welcome remarks, Pulmonary Section Head  Dr. Bella Siasoco  expressed her sincerest gratitude to PGH Medical Foundation and its donors for providing ABG Unit a new home.  Dr. Jose Gonzales likewise expressed his great appreciation to PGHMFI as well as its donors for never failing to help PGH in its development efforts.  The special affair was capped by a  hearty lunch provided by  ABG Laboratory. (MORE PHOTOS)


PGHMFI 2012 Annual Golf Tournament

Overall Champion Dr. Bibly Macaya—President Manila Adventist Medical Center receives a trophy and gift certificate from Mme. Lolita Escobar-Mirpuri—Secretary PGHMFI


PGHMFI’s Annual golf tournament held last November 12, 2012  was a big success!  Despite the bad weather, over 70 golfers made their way to the Ayala Greenfield Golf and Leisure Club in Laguna for the 9th Annual Director’s Cup tournament.

The money raised from the  tournament will help support PGHMFI’s various programs in the hospital, particularly, the PGH Charity Patients Fund.

A sumptuous lunch followed the golf tournament. This provided an opportunity for golfers to mingle and socialize with the PGHMFI officers as well as with other guests after the tournament. A short program and awarding ceremony followed hosted by tournament Director, Dr. Porong Gana and actress Ms. Say Alonzo-Tordesillas.

Dr. Bibly Macaya—President, Manila Adventist Medical Home Hair Test Kit diets that severely limit protein or that require fasting, for example, can result in fatigue. Center won the title of over-all champion , while Dr. Glenn Genuino won the raffle grand prize.  The winners were awarded with a trophy and gift certificate. All players were given specially monogrammed towels and thermoses to commemorate this year”s tournament.

Major Sponsor was All Asian Countertrade, Inc. Other sponsors were Portion Fillers, Inc., Ellite Ads Corp., Team Energy, Landbank of the Philippines, Unilever Philippines, G&W Clubshares, Inc. Autohub Group, Gen Asia Tecnika, Hotel H2O, Mont Albo Wellness Corp., Discovery Suites, MAC Torres Ent. RCBC and Jollibee PGH-Taft Ave. Branch. Our Media Partners are: Philippine Star, Business World and Radyo Veritas


UPMASA donates to Ortoll PRHCC thru PGHMFI

(L-R) Dr. Zenda Lat—UPMASA President, Mme. Lolita Escobar-Mirpuri—Secretary PGHMFI, Ms. Inmaculada Ortoll-Mutuc– OPRHCC Donor and Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior Jr.—President PGHMFI

The University  of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America, also known as ’UPMASA’, donated  US$ 50,000 to the Ortoll Primary Reproductive Health Care Center through the PGHMFI for the purchase of additional equipment and furniture earmarked for the facility’s delivery and  labor room. This  donation certainly helped achieve the goal of the project in providing short term obstetrical stay  in the birthing center component of the project. Equipment and furniture purchased through this donation include the following; 1 unit LCD projector, Sound System, 4units EPSON Printer, 1 unit digital ultrasound, 4 units desktop computers, 2 units fetal monitor, 1 unit patient monitor, 1 unit anesthesia machine, 4 units “botaka”, 8 units gang chair, CCTV cameras, labeler and 1 unit germicidal ultra violet lamp.

This is not the first time that UPMASA donated through PGH Medical Foundation. A major donation  was the renovation of the  UP PGH Science Hall which cost 12M pesos. The hall  is now renamed UPMASA UP-PGH Science Hall. Previous donations through the foundation also include furniture for the waiting area of the renovated PGH main pharmacy and linens for the OR and wards altogether amounting to Php300,000.

The US$50,000 donation was facilitated through the efforts of Dr. Zenda Lat,  President of UPMASA  and Dr. Ofelia Bernabe, Chaiperson of the finance committee. Thank you very much UPMASA


This doctor doesn’t believe there’s ‘donor fatigue’

By: Joy Rojas
PUBLISHED: Philippine daily Inquirer February 12, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—To raise much-needed funds for the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior, president of the PGH Medical Foundation Inc., has mounted concerts, fashion shows and annual golf tournaments. [Read more…]

PGH Charity Golf Tournament 2011

The PGHMFI’s annual golf tournament dubbed the PGH Director’s Cup ’11, originally scheduled for Nov. 7, 2011 at the Orchard Golf and Country Club has been moved to November 14, 2011 at the Ayala Greenfield Golf and Leisure Club, Brgy. Puting Lupa, Calamba City, Laguna

This tournament is for the benefit of the PGH Charity Patients Fund. [Read more…]