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)