TMC exec underscores preventive medicine
CLARK FREEPORT – The direction of health care and programs should be focused on prevention rather than treatment.
Thus said Dr. Cenon Alfonso, president and chief executive officer of The Medical City (TMC) Clark, during the signing of a partnership agreement with officers of the Pampanga Press Club (PPC), led by President Diosdado Pangilinan.
Alfonso said that preventive medicine focuses on the health of individuals, communities, and defined population with a goal of protecting, promoting, and maintaining well-being and to prevent disease, disability, and death.
The TMC official also stressed the responsibility of medical practitioners to educate the people and patients on how to prevent illnesses. “We in the Medical City, consider our patients as partners.”
“Ito ang aming katungkulan, bigyan ng sapat na kaalaman ang bawat isa sa komunidad upang makagawa ng tamang desisyon sa kanilang sariling kalusugan,”Alfonso said.
The memorandum of agreement (MOA), signed by Alfonso and Pangilinan, will provide health benefits to PPC members and their respective families.
The health benefits include discounts on in-patient and outpatient services in coordination and facilitation of appointments with doctors and specialty centers.
Through this partnership, TMC Clark also aims to establish a cooperation with the PPC members in terms of promotion of health programs like wellness events, blood donation, preventive medical examination, and others.
“This is our way of welcoming the PPC as part of TMC Clark family,” said Alfonso.
Evelyn Luciano Yumul, Sales and Marketing Director of TMC Clark, said the mian purpose of the partnership is to let the PPC members and their dependents experience quality health care without leaving the provi n ce.
TMC Clark, a world-class tertiary hospital, is capable of delivering the highest quality of patient care in a convenient way, according to Yumul.
“The best way to start the year is to take charge of our health. We are giving our partners, the PPC members and dependents, the gift of good health to help them make 2017 a more productive year,” Yumul added.