St. Luke’s completes Phase 1 redevelopment plan of hospital in Quezon City
The improvement of facilities within St. Luke’s Medical Center (“SLMC”) – Quezon City is underway with the completion of Phase 1 under its redevelopment plan, an initiative that is aimed at further enhancing the hospital’s facilities to provide better healthcare to patients. SLMC is pursuing a three-phase redevelopment plan aimed at providing better services to stakeholders.
The topping off ceremony held on March 29 officially marked the completion of the first phase. This phase involved the creation of a five-storey multi-level parking building with a roofdeck, which provides more than 300 parking slots to augment existing parking facilities within the compound. Overall, the parking building has about 14,078.75 square meters to increase the available operational capacity in serving patients.
“The Phase 1 of the redevelopment plan aims to improve the quality of healthcare to SLMC-QC patients by addressing areas of improvement and building on our strengths,” Dr. Arturo S. De La Peña, President of SLMC, said. “Through this initiative, our patients will benefit from new and enhanced facilities that will cater to their needs.”
The completion of the Phase 1 Redevelopment Project is focused on addressing the need for additional parking spaces. More importantly, it also provides new clinics within the building. The new facilities within the multi-level parking include outpatient department (OPD) clinics, a hemodialysis unit, and outpatient operating rooms.
SLMC is set to implement two more phases of its redevelopment plans of its hospital in Quezon City to continue meeting the ever-evolving needs of its patients. Phase 2 of this plan, scheduled for completion in 2023, will house all facilities that will be moved in preparation for the new St. Luke’s QC hospital building under the Phase 3 plan—which is scheduled for completion in 2025.
The new hospital building under the Phase 3 plan will house healthcare facilities for various specialties, such as nuclear medicine, oncology, and cardiology. SLMC’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and Main Operating Room Complex will also be located in the new hospital building. To provide convenience to patients, ancillary and diagnostic services will be within the vicinity as well.
The redevelopment project of St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City is designed with patients’ comfort and convenience in mind. It mainly addresses concerns that significantly affect the hospital experience of every SLMC-QC patient. With the enhancement project, improvement in facilities and overall patient experience are the primary goals.
“While we celebrate this milestone in SLMC-QC’s history, we know we can do much better through implementing our upcoming two redevelopment plans,” Dr. De La Peña said. “This is why we ask for support from all our stakeholders as we create a better patient-centered experience that SLMC-QC can provide.”
“We are confident that the initiatives we are pursuing will contribute to a healthcare system that works for all Filipinos,” Dr. De La Peña added.
The COVID-19 pandemic has fully illustrated the need for a better healthcare system throughout the country, and St. Luke’s stands ready to contribute and make this aspiration a reality for all Filipinos.
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