The Philippine Star

Fe del Mundo Med­i­cal Cen­ter hon­ors founder with Legacy Wall


Since it started to man­age the op­er­a­tions of Fe del Mundo Med­i­cal Cen­ter in 2013, Mount Grace Hos­pi­tals Inc. has com­mit­ted to honor its dis­tin­guished founder by car­ry­ing on her legacy of com­pas­sion­ate care.

A multi-awarded pe­di­a­tri­cian, Dr. Fe del Mundo was the first woman and first Asian to study at the Har­vard Med­i­cal School. In 1941, she helped care for the chil­dren of for­eign sol­diers de­tained at the in­tern­ment camp of the Univer­sity of Santo To­mas. She be­came known as the “An­gel of Santo To­mas” for her hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts.

In 1957, Dr. Del Mundo founded the Chil­dren’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter which in 2002 was re­named Fe del Mundo Med­i­cal Cen­ter in her honor.

To­day, Fe del Mundo Med­i­cal Cen­ter is a mod­ern, re­vi­tal­ized com­mu­nity hos­pi­tal with highly com­pe­tent doc­tors, nurses and health­care ex­perts ready to ren­der multi-spe­cialty med­i­cal ser­vices to pa­tients of all ages.

An af­fil­i­ate of United Lab­o­ra­to­ries Inc., Mount Grace is a net­work of hos­pi­tals spe­cial­iz­ing in the fa­cil­i­ta­tion of pa­tient ac­cess to med­i­cal ser­vices through its pres­ence in key ur­ban ar­eas na­tion­wide.

In re­cent years, the joint ef­forts of Mount Grace and Fe del Mundo Med­i­cal Cen­ter have re­sulted in an on­go­ing mod­ern­iza­tion pro­gram that in­cludes sys­tems and pro­cesses im­prove­ment, fa­cil­ity up­grades and med­i­cal ser­vices ex­pan­sion.

On Aug. 13, 2018, Fe del Mundo Med­i­cal Cen­ter un­veiled the Legacy Wall, which pays trib­ute to the hos­pi­tal’s revered founder.

The dis­tin­guished guests of honor in­clude Elisa Beng­zon, chair­per­son of the Dr. Fe Del Mundo Cen­ter Foun­da­tion Phils. Inc., and of­fi­cials of Mt. Grace Hos­pi­tals, Inc. led by its chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Rhais Gamboa.

Even while serv­ing the med­i­cal needs of the Com­mu­nity, Fe del Mundo Med­i­cal Cen­ter is also com­mit­ted to fos­ter­ing an en­vi­ron­ment con­ducive to health. By ed­u­cat­ing mem­bers of the com­mu­nity on health and life­style trends with special em­pha­sis on rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion on ad­vances in the field of well­ness.

As part of their com­mit­ment to Dra. Del Mundo’s legacy of care, the lead­ers, doc­tors, nurses and health­care spe­cial­ists at Fe del Mundo Med­i­cal Cen­ter have ded­i­cated them­selves to the ser­vice of the com­mu­nity and con­tin­ues to strive for the in­sti­tu­tion’s core val­ues of Ex­cel­lence, Com­pas­sion, Com­mu­nity Rel­e­vance, In­tegrity and Team­work.

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