ARC Hospitals was founded with the vision from the late Consul Arcadio C. Alegrado to provide high quality, efficient, and affordable medical care for the local community. The Allegiant Regional Care Hospitals is a private healthcare facility that was established on August 17, 2018, to cater to the residents of Metro Cebu with a focus on the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Cordova. This year marks their first anniversary as they launched a one-day Community Health Fair event that was held last October 8, 2019, at the ARC Hospitals Food Parc.
ARC Hospitals celebrates 1st Year with Community Health Fair, opens Blood Bank and Dialysis Clinic
Over the course of one year, ARC Hospitals was able to accommodate 4,495 Emergency Room (ER) visits and 11,450 total physician visits. 80 Medical staff, 197 non-medical personnel, and 117 doctors were able to cater to 173 surgical cases, 127 births, 2,211 Inpatient discharges, and staggering 48,234 diagnostic tests.
ARC Hospitals was also able to expand their medical services to provide to more patients. This year, the Oncology Department has forged strong partnerships in order to increase the quality of care and implement the latest in cancer care technologies available around the world such as Chemotherapy Home Infusion and Molecular Profiling. ARC Hospitals opened a year ago with already a strong foundation in terms of cancer care through the leadership of its Medical Director, Dr. Alex Alegrado.
In March 2019, ARC Hospitals opened its International Medical Service Center due to the influx of international patients seeking hospital services in Lapu-Lapu. Equipped with multilingual (English, Taiwanese, Chinese, Korean) staff with backgrounds in cultural studies, the IMSC has provided translation services, medical evaluations, concierge services, and medical tourism services to the hospital’s international patients.
The ClearSkin Plus Dermatology Clinic successfully opened in March 2019 offering the community high-quality dermatological services. With their main clinic located in Quezon City and parent company from Singapore, ClearSkin Plus offers top of the line facial treatments, Microdermabrasion treatments, laser treatments, OPERA LED light therapy face masks, hair and scalp treatments, and many more.
In August 2019, ARC Hospitals completed negotiations with the Metropolitan ER Medicine Team to operate the hospital’s Accidents & Emergency Department. Staffed with board-certified Emergency Medicine specialists trained in St. Luke’s and Philippine General Hospital with years of experience in major hospitals in the Philippines, Metro ER Medicine Team allows ARC Hospitals to become the leader in accidents and emergencies in Metro Cebu providing quick, and exceptional services.
The ARC Eye Center began operations of their clinic in September 2019. AS an affiliate of the Borough Center For Sight based in Manila, the group fills a great demand for ophthalmology services derived from manufacturing employees that are constantly concentrating on intricate parts and resort employees that are exposed in the sunlight for most of the day. They are capable of a wide variety of treatments ranging from eyeglass prescription to surgery.
During the first anniversary celebration, ARC Hospitals official inaugurated their two departments: the Dialysis Clinic and the Blood Bank.
The expansion of the Level 3 DOH-accredited laboratory to include an annex Blood Bank was decided due to the high census of Caesarean Section and dengue patients admitted at the hospital in its first year of operations. With the Blood Bank, ARC Hospitals hopes to fill the demand of blood not only at its facility but throughout Metro Cebu.
On the other hand, the Dialysis Clinic is the latest addition to the hospital allowing them to strengthen their kidney care capabilities through a partnership with Cebu RTK Marketing. The Dialysis clinic will have 5 Fresenius dialysis machines and will be ready to serve both the inpatients of ARC Hospitals and the Mactan community.
The one-day Community Health Fair event is ARC Hospital’s way of thanking the community for their patronage to the hospital. To celebrate its first anniversary, they have invited families from Lapu-Lapu, Cebu and neighboring cities to join their open-for-all community fair held last October 8, 2019, at the ARC Hospitals Food Parc and Covered Area. The registration started as early as 7 AM and the program was opened with a Thanksgiving Mass.
During the 2019 Community Health Fair, attendees were given free consultations, lab testing, and other services. They were discounts for hospital services and a job fair with over 50 vacancies opened. Giveaways and prizes like food supplements and tablets, cough and cold syrup drops for children, and demos on medical products and other services happened all together during the event.
Watch this video on our YouTube for ARC Hospitals 1st Anniversary Presscon with Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan. You can also check the video below:
ARC Hospitals is located at Sitio Malinao, Brgy. Agus, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan, Cebu. Please call the ARC Hospitals at (032) 493 4248 for your inquiries or follow their Facebook Page.
About ARC Hospitals
ARC Hospitals is a collaborative effort by a team of local and international medical professionals to advance health care delivery in the Philippines–with personal commitment to focus on the patients’ care and well-being.
Founded on the principle that health care goes beyond the hospital premises, we have developed a system of best practices and concepts that is the very core of ARC Hospitals to enhance the delivery of health care services with modern facilities. For more details, visit www.archospitals.org today.