Cancer Management Center
The Cancer Management Center offers a comprehensive treatment program for all cancer patients — from detailed consultations and intensive treatments, to personal care and specialized counseling sessions. Out-patient Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy are among the most recommended of all cancer treatment options available.
The Neurodevelopmental Center began offering its services in December of 1999 to children with developmental and behavioral concerns. Initially named "Special Child Care Unit", the center expanded as it accepted more patient referrals from pediatricians and schools in the nearby areas of Las Pinas, Paranaque, Muntinlupa, Cavite and Batangas. Services offered include psychological assessment, developmental assessment, occupational/speech therapy evaluations and sessions, as well as specially arranged home or school visits.
Diabetes Educational Clinic
The Diabetes Educational Clinic was established to empower diabetics to lead full, functional lives inspite of their illness. The clinic is dedicated to equipping patients with the skills and the knowledge to manage both the disease and their day-to-day lives. Learning programs include an intensive diabetes course, dietary counseling, self-monitoring of blood glucose, insulin injection techniques, exercise, and even a special "Diabetes in Pregnancy" course. The clinic is fully accredited by the Philippine Center for Diabetes Education and staffed by highly specialized dieticians, nurses and certified diabetes educators.
Intensive Care Unit
The expanded Intensive Care Unit was transferred to the 4th floor in August 2003. It now houses 18 fully-equipped cubicles from its original six, while a central monitor controls 16 new cardiac monitors. The unit is designed for post-surgical, cardiology pulmonary, neurology and critical pediatric care, with emphasis on functionality and patient comfort. Managed by highly-skilled medical and nursing personnel, the unit can also accommodate 4 patients at a time for Hemodialysis treatments, while efficiently running a 3-bed Isolation Room for communicable cases as well.
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Painted a sweet baby pink, the new Neonatal ICU features upgraded equipment, facilities, and a well-trained staff that can now care for 18 critically ill infants at a time. True to the center's reputation as one of the country's few "baby friendly" hospitals, the unit has expanded to include a special nursing station to help new mothers bond with their babies and learn the basics of breastfeeding and post-natal care.
The Linear Accelerator is a machine that targets deep-seated tumors by producing high frequency electromagnetic waves which accelerate the emission of high energy x-rays. It also causes the acceleration of electron beams used for treating skin-deep malignancies. Together with the Simulator machine and the Block Maker (used to create blocks that help isolate the primary beam of radiation), the Linear Accelerator achieves the aim of Radiotherapy which is to deliver a precisely measured dose of radiation to affected areas with minimal damage to the surrounding healthy tissues.
With the addition of an X-Ray Mammography machine to the hospital's facilities, the Mammography Section was established in November 1991. A mammogram is an X-ray test conducted to screen for lumps, cysts or solid masses in the breast area in order to help detect the presence of tumors or cancer cells. Mammography is especially significant to women's health as cancer is most easily treated when detected at an early stage. For this reason, the section has recently upgraded its services with the latest machines for even better detection and more efficient treatments.
Even as a small laboratory unit back in the late 1970s, equipped with only two microscopes, a centrifuge and spectrophotometer, the Department of Laboratories has always been committed to promoting and restoring good health by providing only the most accurate laboratory test results. Today the department has expanded to include state-of-the-art equipment, a blood bank, and a micobiological section. Its active Surgical Pathology section, which can deliver results of tissue diagnosis within an hour of receiving specimens, and Intraoperative Consultations have greatly contributed to UPHDMC's accreditation as a Tertiary Training Institution.
From its second floor location in the main hospital building in 1993, the Hemodialysis Unit has since moved twice before settling into its present location at the upper basement of the new Health Tower The unit has recently been renovated to make way for a bigger and more modern set-up of facilities and services. Within 10 years, the unit has doubled its capacity to 10 machines (one of which is dedicated to Hepatitis-B patients) catering to the hemodialysis requirements of acute renal failure and jp end-stage renal disease patients.
Currently undergoing complete renovation, the new Surgical Suite will provide patients with even better quality surgical care through the use of the safest, state-of-the-art medical equipment available. The unit is composed of six Operating Rooms, four Delivery Rooms, an Endoscopy Room, an Opthalmology Room, an 8-bed Labor Room, and a 10-bed Recovery Room.
Hi-Speed CT-SCAN and MRI
In 1992, UPHDMC acquired the first Computer Tomography (CT) Scanner in South Metro Manila, fulfilling its vision of being one of the country's leading providers of world-class medical treatment. The machine's highly modern capabilities allow a more precise and detailed look at the soft tissues of the brain and other organs as opposed to traditional x-rays.
Air Reserve Hospital
UPHDMC is proud to be the country's 1st Air Reserve Hospital, faithfully rendering medical and health services to the country the people, the Philippine Air Force and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Under the leadership of its Group Commander, Col. Antonio L Tamayo PAFR (GSC), the hospital is ready and able to respond to national emergencies by providing professional care, medical personnel, rescue and relief teams, free medicines and medical-dental equipment. Since its activation in 2000, this air reserve unit has expanded to four squadrons, with a total of 361 trained reservists, thus designating it as the "Ist Air Reserve Hospital Group". In 2006, it was named "2006 AFP Affiliated Reserve Unit of the Year".
Home Care Program
UPHDMC introduces the first hospital-based Home Care Program in the country — a compassionate service designed to meet the special needs of patients who are physically unable to make the trip to a hospital. The program provides patients with the same quality hospital care in the convenience of their home, and offers services in pain management, physical and pulmonary therapy private nursing care, and family counseling for patients and families burdened by chronic, life-threatening illness. From the very beginning, Home Care has stood by its goal to be a partner in health — bringing families and a caring, hospital-based staff together in the continuing care of patients in their homes. The service has now been extended to Palliative and Hospice care, and now also looks forward to the launch of its Home-based Wellness program for elderly patients.
For the past 30 years, the medical, surgical and emergency services of The University of Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Center have constantly pursued major improvements in each of their respective departments, and advancements in their various medical specializations. The tertiary care center's passion for research and education has enabled it to provide the community with the latest and best treatments for nearly every kind of medical need. As UPHDMC's vision and capabilities continue to flourish, we can all look forward to a healthier; and better cared for nation in the 21 st century