PGH inaugurates its new building facility

(L-R) Mr. Jorge Ortoll, Ms. Inmaculada Ortoll-Mutuc, Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior Jr. –PGHMFI President, Dr. Jose C. Gonzales—PGH Director, Dr. Esperanza I. Cabral—former DOH Secretary (PHOTO By: Ramelo Gusilatar)

The year 2011 saw the construction and inauguration of the Ortoll Primary Reproductive Health Care Center (OPRHCC). The OPRHCC is a project of the PGH Medical Foundation Inc. for the Department of OB-GYN of the Philippine General Hospital. This undertaking was realized through the generous donation of Mr. Jorge Ortoll and Ms. Inmaculada Ortoll-Mutuc. The two storey project stands in a 600 square meter area within the PGH Compound and will be a Birthing Center that would admit obstetrical patients for normal delivery within a short stay of not more than 24 hours.  The overall objective of the project is to accommodate the increasing number of normal delivery admissions which, at present, is limited since abnormal cases are prioritized by the Dept. of OB-GYN in its admission policy. Hence, several uncomplicated cases have to be turned away and referred to other hospitals due to lack of space. This also results in fewer cases necessary for obstetrical instructions for students of UP College of Medicine, UP College of Nursing and rotating students from the Baler extension of UPCM. With the opening of the Ortoll birthing center, an expected increase in obstetrical services as well as expansion of teaching cases for our residents, students and interns is assured. Services of said center will also accommodate Dilatation and Curettage for gynecologic cases which cannot be accommodated in the main OB-GYN unit of PGH.

 Heralding the ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony were PGHMFI President, Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior Jr., Dr. Esperanza I. Cabral, Mr. Jorge Z. Ortoll, Ms. Inmaculada Ortoll-Mutuc and PGH Director Dr. Jose C. Gonzales.  Blessing of the facility was officiated by Father Maximo Barbero SJ, PGH Chaplain