Or­mocDoc gives back as it turns 6

Cebu Daily News - - COMMUNITY -

More than 700 peo­ple have ben­e­fited from the largest med­i­cal mis­sion con­ducted by Or­mocDoc last Oc­to­ber 28 at Or­moc Doc­tors’ Hos­pi­tal Atrium in cel­e­bra­tion of its sixth found­ing an­niver­sary.

A to­tal of 189 pa­tients were given free den­tal checkup, clean­ing, and ex­trac­tion, while 200 were given read­ing glasses by Cebu Doc­tors’ Univer­sity (CDU) vol­un­teers.

An­other 199 pa­tients were checked by Ce­buDoc’s oph­thal­mol­ogy res­i­dent doc­tors, and 186 pa­tients availed of lab­o­ra­tory ser­vices like cap­il­lary blood sugar, blood typ­ing, and blood pres­sure. Free medicines were also given to the ben­e­fi­cia­ries.

“We are grate­ful that Or­mocDoc pro­vides op- por­tu­ni­ties like th­ese for the less for­tu­nate who can­not af­ford den­tal ser­vices,” one of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries ex­plained in Ce­buano.

The ben­e­fi­cia­ries came from the dif­fer­ent barangays in Or­moc City.

“This is the sec­ond time that Or­mocDoc con­ducted this kind of ac­tiv­ity. Last 2016, we also did a med­i­cal mis­sion where more than 200 pa­tients were served,” said Hi­lario Jake Cortes, Or­mocDoc Hos­pi­tal Ad­min­is­tra­tor.

Cortes added that this year’s med­i­cal mis­sion was more mean­ing­ful and big­ger as the hos­pi­tal was cel­e­brat­ing their sixth an­niver­sary and com­mem­o­rat­ing the legacy of Ce­buDoc Group’s founder, Dr. Po­ten­ciano Lar­raz­a­bal Jr.

Ce­buDoc Group’s chair­man, Dr. Po­ten­ciano “Yong” Lar­raz­a­bal III, in his an­niver­sary mes­sage, said the med­i­cal fa­cil­ity is po­si­tioned to be the finest hos­pi­tal in Or­moc and Leyte as the hos­pi­tal con­tin­ues to up­grade its fa­cil­i­ties and of­fer highly spe­cial­ized ser­vices in the com­ing years.

Or­mocDoc also gave loy­alty awards to em­ploy­ees who have reached five years of ser­vice.

“The daily ad­ver­si­ties that be­set Or­mocDoc are more than a few but cer­tainly not in­sur­mount­able. But as we con­tinue to go be­yond each chal­lenge in the best way we can, let us not lose sight of the ideals upon which the in­sti­tu­tion was founded; to refuse care to no one and to never com­pro­mise qual­ity care”, said Dr. Gar­de­nia Lar­raz­a­bal, Or­mocDoc Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor.

“There are al­ways good Sa­mar­i­tans who are ready to an­swer the call to serve and to show com­pas­sion and the will to help oth­ers. This call was hero­ically an­swered today by our vol­un­teers from CDU and CDUH (Cebu Doc­tors’ Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal). To the very ac­tive em­ploy­ees of Or­moc Doc­tors Hos­pi­tal, our heart­felt thanks for the ex­cel­lent job you are do­ing ev­ery day,” Cortes said.

“I see this as an op­por­tu­nity to give back to the com­mu­nity where I live and help peo­ple who can­not af­ford the cost of ser­vices we have ten- dered,” Ma. Teresa Bes­lig, Or­moDoc In­for­ma­tion and Med­i­cal Records Depart­ment head, said.

“For me per­son­ally, I feel good ev­ery time I am able to help other peo­ple and it gives me self-sat­is­fac­tion that some­how I am able to make a dif­fer­ence. Vol­un­teer­ing also brings me closer to the com­mu­nity; it’s also fun meet­ing dif­fer­ent peo­ple and that I’m able to share my time and it just feels so ful­fill­ing,” said Ma. Chola Lour­des Mendoza, a vol­un­teer of the mis­sion.

From left (above phot o ) : E n g r. D e n n i s Labus, Engr. Os­car Tua­son, Dr. Po­ten­ciano S.D. Lar­raz­a­bal, III, Dr. Gar­de­nia Lar­raz­a­bal, and Engr. Hi­lario Jake Cortes with the ser­vice awardees. Left photo shows the ben­e­fi­cia­ries who went to Or­mocDoc for

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