In 1907, the Philippine Commission passed Act No. 1688 for the construction of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH). PGH opened its doors to the public on September 1, 1910.
In 2012, PGH was given the Pro-active Programs Achievement Award in the two categories – Quality and Productivity Category and Family Welfare and Community Relations Programs Category by the Department of Trade and Industry – Center for Industrial Competitiveness in its annual Search for Model Companies. This award was given to companies that contribute to the national effort in the promotion of industrial peace and harmony, improved productivity, and competitiveness.
Today, PGH is considered the biggest modern government tertiary hospital in the Philippines, servicing more than 600,000 patients annually. It remains as the only national referral center for tertiary care, providing direct and quality patient services to thousands of indigent Filipinos all over the country.
The Philippine General Hospital serves Filipinos who do not have medical insurance. They also deal with referred cases that cannot be managed elsewhere. A teaching hospital attached to the University of Medicine. This Hospital is a Referral/Teaching Hospital which provides specialised medical attention in specialisations like Anesthetics, Dentistry, Ear, Nose and Throat, Emergency/Trauma Medicine, General Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynaechology, Oncology, Ophtalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology and Rehabilitation Medicine to the Philippine population.
|Hospital type||Referral/Teaching Hospital|
|Local language||English and Philippino|
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