Press Release | 16 August 2022

The Department of Health (DOH) congratulates several of its hospitals for being recognized by the World Stroke Organization’s (WSO) Angels Awards giving body this second quarter of 2022 and the Accreditation Canada International.

The World Stroke Organization (WSO) is a global organization solely focused on stroke with around 3,000 individuals and 90 society members spanning every global region and represents over 55,000 stroke specialists in clinical, research, and community settings.

The award-giving body follows a tiering system that is based on a hospital’s performance against various measures. Hospitals that submit data of at least 30 consecutive stroke patients in either the RES-Q or SITS QR Registry using the ESO Awards Protocol will be eligible for the Gold, Platinum, and Diamond level award. In this light, the Department wishes to highlight the following DOH hospitals that have succeeded in achieving these awards for the second quarter  of 2022:

Diamond Status - Quirino Memorial Medical Center and Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Medical Center

Gold Status - Northern Mindanao Medical Center, Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, and Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Heart Center was also awarded the Diamond Level, the highest conferred recognition, for the third time by Accreditation Canada International for its exemplary performance in terms of providing quality medical services. The institution evaluates hospitals and healthcare facilities based on quality, safety, risk management, and ethics of medical support services.  

“Our healthcare institutions do not simply serve our kababayans. They do so with world-class services and top-notch care and dedication. It makes the realization of the Universal Health Care Act for every Juan and Juana more evident. This further proves the commitment of the Department, together with its partner hospitals to providing quality healthcare service to the Filipino people. We thank each one of our homegrown institutions and healthcare workers for their exemplary delivery of service and care,” said DOH OIC-Secretary Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire.