UERM Hospital today emphasized the importance of regular self-breast exam and the relevance of early detection and treatment of breast cancer among women in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast self-examination (BSE) is a check-up a woman can do at home to look for changes in the breast tissue. Early detection in the breast and immediate consultation will increase the chance of successful treatment.
According to the 2015 Philippine Cancer Facts and Estimates, breast cancer is the most common and the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related deaths among Filipinos, next to lung and liver cancer.
In line with this event, the UERM Hospital conducted a free lay forum today at the OPD area of the UERM Hospital from 11:00 AM to 12:00 NN. The forum aims to increase breast cancer awareness through education/lecture from the Department of Surgery, headed by our Specialist in Breast Oncology, Dr. Joan Tagorda and the breast cancer screening at the Surgery OPD Breast Clinic.
More than 30 participants from different departments of UERM Hospital, students, and patient partners attended the event.
The National Epilepsy Awareness Week is celebrated annually during the month of September. Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder with no age, race, and social class boundaries. Our medical professionals and staff strive to take epilepsy from the shadows of misconception to a light of understanding and acceptance.
On Friday, September 13, 2019, a free lecture on Epilepsy and Seizure entitled, “Maging Sure sa Seizure” was held at the UERM Hospital OPD lobby area from 1:00PM to 2:00PM. It was delivered by the UERM College of Medicine Clinical Clerks Group 2 Batch 2020 under the supervision of Dr. Marietta Cruz Olaivar, Chairman of the UERM Department of Clinical Neurosciences.
The presenters discussed the different seizure types and demonstrated the first aid steps in the event a seizure occurs in an individual. About 38 people who were UERM patients and employees actively participated in the lay forum.
August is “Sight Saving Month”. Armed with the mission to spread public knowledge about the importance of correct eye care and prevention of eye diseases, the UERM Hospital organized a FREE lecture on Eye Wellness last August 29, 2019.
The lecture was held at the OPD lobby area of the UERM Hospital from 11:00am to 12:00nn. It was opened to patients and employees of the UERM.
Dr. Ma. Joanna Carla Z. Garcia, Ophthalmologist, UERM Hospital, delivered the one-hour lecture entitled, “EYE Care for You”. She also answered the queries of the audience at the end of her lecture.
According to Dr. Garcia, a healthy adult should get a baseline eye exam by age 40 even if they have no history of eye problems or eye disease. Those who have chronic conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, may require more frequent exams.
Dr. Garcia also emphasized that we can have higher risks of developing the following age-related eye diseases and conditions as we age:
There were 27 participants in the audience during this lay forum.
On August 8, 2019, the UERM Hospital launched the Diabetes Center which was spearheaded by Dr. Joven R. Cuanang, Board Member, UERM Memorial Medical Center, Inc. It was held at the College of Medicine Building, South Campus in front of the UERM Hospital lobby.
A lay forum on the prevention of diabetes was held at the Out-Patient lobby. Other activities for the day included FREE blood sugar screening, ABI, Eye Examination, Neuropathy Screening, and consultation and counselling.
The members of the Administration headed by the VP for Hospital Services, Dr. Maribeth T. de los Santos graced the event. Patients, nearby residents, representatives from nearby establishments, barangay officials including policemen, and the UERM employees were among the participants.
We encourage the public to avail of the services of the UERM Hospital Diabetes Center and experience extraordinary care from our exceptional people and our state-of-the-art facilities.
The UERM Hospital Department of OB-Gyn organized a two 4-hour Breastfeeding Lactation Course last July 30, 2019 and a two-day 8-hour course last July 31 to August 1, 2019 for the UERM community. It was held at the JMC Auditorium.
An average of 50 participants per day during the 3-day event was recorded. It was attended by representatives from the hospital, academe, and administration.
The aim of the course is to educate the community in acknowledging breastfeeding as a shared norm for infant nurturing. It should be recognized as a significant public health issue with immense social and economic repercussions.
Infants who do not receive breast milk are prone to suffer poor health conditions than breastfed infants. At the same time, mothers who do not breastfeed increase their exposure to health risks.
The presenters of the course emphasized the benefits of understanding the physiology of lactation and the social and cultural setting where breastfeeding occurs.
To achieve this and to be able to assist women to breastfeed successfully, it is imperative to raise awareness on the importance of the following:
This course was led by Dr. Roan Salafranca, a UERM OB Gynecologist. The various speakers came from the UERM Department of OB-Gyn and the Nursing Service Office.
Summer is usually the season for ear infections because many people go for swimming.
Last April 25, 2019, the UERM Hospital organized a free two-hour lecture about “Common Ear Infections and Preventions”. It was held at the OPD Lobby of the UERM Hospital from 1:00-3:00pm. This was open to patients and employees of the UERM.
Dr. Alexandrea Bayaoa, ENT specialist, delivered the two-hour lecture and addressed the queries of the audience at the end of the lecture.
According to Dr. Bayaoa, ear infection is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear. If it is ignored and left untreated, pain occurs because of the inflammation and accumulation of fluids in the middle ear which bacteria and viruses take hold and thereby causing an infection.
She said that the most common symptoms of ear infection include a feeling of fullness in the ear, a sharp stabbing and sudden pain, a dull and continuous pain, nausea, ear discharge, and inaudible hearing to deafness.
Dr. Bayaoa also emphasized the importance of immediate consultation with a doctor if we feel even the slightest pain or any discomfort in our ears as this may be a sign of a serious infection which can aggravate if taken for granted.
Around 38 participants participated in the lay forum and completed the entire session. About three out-patients who attended the session already booked a clinic appointment with Dr. Bayaoa.
With the theme, “Looking forward to a healthy UERM thru responsible health care”, the UERM Hospital successfully celebrated its week-long anniversary last January 7-11, 2019 reaching 59 years and counting.
Once again, the Medical Center witnessed the camaraderie of the UERM community as anniversary activities were well-attended during the entire festivity.
The celebration kicked-off with a morning Eucharistic Mass officiated by Fr. Jerry M. Orbos on January 7.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is observed in countries across the world to increase awareness, provide early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of the disease.
Last October 26, 2018, the UERM Hospital conducted a lecture on Breast Cancer Awareness at SM City Sta. Mesa, level 3 hall.
Dr. Joan S. Tagorda, Oncologist Surgeon and Ms. Malou Ramos, Breast Cancer Survivor, both from UERM Hospital delivered the lecture and testimonial, respectively.
The activity was attended by the employees and shoppers of SM City Sta. Mesa and the officers and constituents of Barangay Doña Imelda, Quezon City.
Dr. Joan S. Tagorda talked about the importance of regular breast screening, early detection of symptoms, and treatment. Although breast cancer is sometimes found after the symptoms appear, there are women found to have breast cancer without symptoms. Hence, regular breast screening is critical.
Ms. Malou Ramos, a breast cancer survivor, shared her cancer experience, treatments and offered positive advice to the participants.
While some of the participants are undergoing treatment at the Medical City, they are keen to visit Dr. Tagorda's clinic at UERM Hospital for further check-up. Some participants have expressed interest in undergoing breast cancer screening at UERM Hospital.
Nurses from the UERM Hospital took the blood pressure test of some participants as well as blood sugar test during the activity.
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The UERM Memorial Hospital is a health facility, which opened in 1960 to serve as the clinical laboratory for the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing and subsequently the College of Physical Therapy. The Hospital has earned the same high reputation and prestige that UERMMMC medical professors and UERMMMC College of Medicine graduates have earned in the field of medical practice and in the government medical board examinations. The UERMMMC Hospital is where, being a Teaching Hospital, UERMMMC students gain experience through direct contact with patients; and it is where, as a Pay Hospital, the College of Medicine professors treat their own patients. The Hospital also provides rich clinical experience to interns, nursing students and physical therapy students on the basis of the diversity of clinical cases, the competence of the health care professionals and the modern facilities. As a topnotch hospital, it is well-known not only locally but also internationally.
The UERMMMC Hospital provides quality patient care by practicing rational medical economics to tailor its medical services to the needs of individual patients. In this way, patients are spared the discomfort of undergoing unnecessary procedures and gain the dual benefits of quality care and value for money. The UERMMMC Hospital community believes that its brand of quality patient care and personalized service represents the height of medical practice. For the past 57 years, it has served hundreds of thousands of patients and has produced hundreds of specialists, with many becoming leaders in the healthcare industry.
The Medical Staff: A total of 300 fully certified medical specialists of their respective specialty and subspecialty societies comprise the medical staff of the Hospital. Each specialty or subspecialty is appropriately represented
Internal Medicine: Cardiology; Pulmonology; Gastroenterology; Nephrology; Infectious Diseases; Hematology; Oncology; Diabetology; Endocrinology; Rheumatology; Psychiatry
Surgery: General Surgery; Orthopedics; Plastic Surgery; Urology; Thoracic Surgery; Obstetrics & Gynecology; Ophthalmology; Otorhinolaryngology; Radiology; Pediatrics; Rehabilitation Medicine; Neurology ; Neurosurgery
Ancillary services: Pathology (clinical, surgical and cytology), Radiology, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cardiovascular Laboratory, Respiratory Therapy, GIT-liver Study Unit, Endoscopy Unit, Neurophysiology Laboratory (EEG), Audiology and Industrial Medicine.