By: Faith Frias / Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015
San Juan De Dios Educational Foundation Inc. (Hospital) spearheaded by the Breastfeeding /Lactation Team joined the World Breastfeeding Week Celebration last August 1 – 7, 2015. The hospital being a Mother – Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and Lactation in the Workplace accredited, adopted the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action’s (WABA) theme, “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work”.
The objectives of the hospital in this celebration are:
In response to the Department of Health (DOH) challenge and with the support of the Hospital Management, different activities were held and participated in by hospital employees as follows:
August 3, 2015 - a lecture was conducted at the Out Patient Unit as part of Public Education and Awareness Program for expectant mothers and Postpartum counseling
August 3-4, 2015- Selected members of the Team attended the 1st International and 3rd National Breastfeeding Congress at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas
August 5, 2015- the team participated in the Milk- Letting Activities of the Department of Health in coordination with the Pasay City Health Office at the Cuneta Astrodome.
Breastfeeding Quiz Bee with a twist “BFB TWIST” highlighted the event last August 6, 2015. This quiz bee was done to determine the employees’ awareness on Breastfeeding. Three representatives were sent by each division with the following winners:
|First Place||Nursing Service Division|
|Second Place||Medical Service Division|
|Third Place||Finance Service Division|
Certificate of appreciation was given to all the participating divisions and winners with their certificates and simple token during the Flagrites/Quality Circle last August 10, 2015.
Pregnant employees were also provided Breastfeeding Education Information on the same day.
The Breast Feeding Team would like to express their gratitude to SJDEFI Administration and to all employees who took part in the activities. Let us all continue supporting the breastfeeding advocacy of the hospital.
By: Adora Gunao / Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015
In consonance with the Department of Health ( DOH) calendar of activities for 2015, the Dietary Section spearheaded the Nutrition Month celebration with the theme: “Timbang Iwasto sa tamang Nutrisyon at Ehersisyo”. This was in collaboration with the Hospital’s Health Unit and Corporate Affairs Office.
The different activities brought efforts in highlighting the importance of health and wellness of the hospital employees and as part of the Hospital’s health advocacy, this was extended to the hospital customers.
As a Dietitian, I believe that a change in mindset when it comes to proper nutrition and physical activities is the key in improving the lives and productivity of the employees, especially, nowadays that lifestyle diseases like Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension are rapidly increasing.
The following programs were successfully executed:
The active participation of the employees in the various activities showed that slowly, we have touched their mind and heart to shift to a healthy lifestyle as we work together towards the goal of decreasing “lifestyle” diseases among employees, especially through the Health Awareness Programs of the Hospital.
By: Cris Sheena I. Quido / Posted on Friday, July 10, 2015
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is one the leading causes of fatality in the Philippines and abroad. Treatment for this ailment, like hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant, can pose psychosocial, emotional and financial implications to individuals and their families.
Last June 2015, San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation Inc. (SJDEFI) - Hospital celebrated Kidney Month following the national theme “Batong Inaalagaan, Habangbuhay Nating Kayamanan”. The Hospital created a program that aimed to strengthen awareness of the employees and its neighboring communities about renal health and renal disease prevention.
The Hospital conducted a lay forum to our outpatients focusing on the preventive strategies of acquiring renal illnesses. An engaging health lecture on caring for the kidneys was also facilitated by Dr. Janice Garcia, a Nephrologist Consultant, to all healthcare providers. As part of the initiatives for renal health promotion, SJDEFI – Hospital granted Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) and Creatinine screening at a discounted price for ten (10) outpatient chosen beneficiaries.
As mentioned in the national theme: health is a treasure if it will be properly taken care of. Lifestyle modification and partnership with your trusted health care personnel are the most economical and practical measures in renal health promotion. Hence, the only key to curb Chronic Kidney Disease is nothing but prevention.
By ARACELI M. GONZALES / Posted on Friday, July 3, 2015
The SJDEFI Medical Staff held its 37th Annual Medical Staff Meeting last June 28, 2015 at Diamond Hotel, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. The Medical Staff with their busy schedules took time out to attend the said affair, showing their commitment and living up to one of their responsibilities as a member of the SJDEFI Medical Staff.
As spearheaded by the Medical Director, Dra. Mirla M. Severino together with the Assistant Medical Director, Dr. Camilo Roa, the Medical Staff Meeting was held successfully with the holding first of the Holy Mass at the Hospital chapel.
The event was an opportunity to introduce formally to the Medical Staff, the new Vice-President for Health Services, Sister Ma. Linda R. Monzon, D.C.
The Hospital’s Top Management and the Directors of the different divisions were also present to grace the occasion.
Dra. Severino presented the highlights and achievements of the Medical Division and the new services and equipment the Hospital is on the process of acquiring. She thanked the doctors for doing their share in the improvement of the hospital services. The Hospital is maximizing its resources, available opportunities and assured the Medical Staff that the Hospital Administration is recognizing everybody’s needs.
A short lecture on “Maximizing Outcomes in Anti-Microbial Therapy for Nosocomial Pneumonia” was presented by no less than, Dr. Camilo Roa, adding to the clinical knowledge of the doctors.
A “Surprise Feature” was innovated for this year by giving the Outstanding Chairman’s Award to former Chairman who contributed a lot their department and gained national/international awards to bring honor to the institution. The following are the recipients of the Award:
|Ellewelyn G. Pasion, M.D.||Department of Surgery|
|Ramon L. Arcadio, M.D.||Department of Pediatrics|
|Adolfo B. Bellosillo, M.D.||Department of Medicine|
|Petrarch B. Bravo, M.D.||Department of Medicine|
|Ester G.Penserga, M.D.||Department of Medicine|
|Camilo C. Roa, Jr. M.D.||Department of Medicine|
|Rosendo R. Roque, M.D.||Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology|
The affair also gave again an opportunity for the physicians to bond with their colleagues and got acquainted with the new medical staff.
The Medical Staff Organization (MSO) of 2014-2015 headed by Dra. Aurora Veluz, as President rendered the MSO’s accomplishments during their term.
The meeting was concluded with the Oath-taking of the new set of officers of the Medical Staff Organization for 2015-2016.
Once again, congratulations to all the SJDEFI Medical Staff.
By Mr. Arsenio J. Maclang Jr. / Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015
The idea of leading through service may be attributed more than hundred years ago in the time of Lao Tzu who has proven enough in the field of philosophy. This was soon magnified by different authors including Chanakya and was reflected in the bible through the words of Mark.
Robert K. Greenleaf, however, gave birth to such term as “servant leadership” and presented a more concise description of the phrase. According to him, it is all about the feeling of wanting to serve first before leading, which if carefully analyzed makes a lot of sense, since one may not be considered a servant leader if he has not felt how it is to serve others.
It is undeniable that today, the society is more empowered with leaders, who have the power and the autonomy to make a difference in the present world. But is having power enough to actually create something spectacular or at least something good? For years and years now, the Philippines has had its fair share of political scams and anomalies caused by the people who term themselves as “servant leaders.” Although it is hard to admit, dirty politics has been causing more pain to the people than ever and many are wondering whether good governance still holds a spot in the country we are living in.
In this light, the political leaders of the country should probably reflect on this one question, “Am I doing this for the people or for myself?”
Servant Leadership comes with the honest commitment to serve and ultimately, the ethical use of power. Perhaps, everything commences with the kind of motive he has under the power that he holds. A good motive goes hand-in-hand with a moral obligation to righteously work for the benefit of the majority and not of himself. It is a lifelong journey that means this type of leadership has no expiration, simply because - it is an inner desire.
By: Mr. Jovial Vasquez / Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015
As part of the continual improvement of hospital facilities, and through the combined effort of our management and staff, the Critical Care Unit B (CCUB) formerly known as Special Care Unit (SCU) returns to its original location last November 13, 2014. The re-opening of CCUB started with the ribbon cutting by Sister Normita Guevara D.C., VP for Health Services, followed by a blessing ceremony held by Fr. Jun Nocomora, the SJDEFI Hospital Chaplain. The renovation highlighted on several changes. First was the use of LED lighting to minimize the electrical consumption, use of metal rather than wood to avoid or eliminate termites nesting place, rehabilitation of medical gas outlets, control and piping system to align with the hospital standard and change in the ambiance that makes the area looks more spacious and well - lighted because of the color and design. At the same time all rooms are now ready for hemodialysis procedure since they had already designed Reverse Osmosis (RO) system of pipes for the supply and discharge of water. Thus, the continued renovation and improvement of the hospital not only helps for the aesthetic view but for us health workers to feel comfortable in providing quality care and service for our customers. We will be expecting more renovation and construction so watch out.
By: Ms. MarijoyMagdato / Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015
One of the dynamic programs of the Nursing Service Division in San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation Inc. (Hospital) is the establishment of the Research Committee since 2007. The group was founded by Dr. Rodolfo C. Borromeo and is continuously conducting researches within the premises of the hospital, that is primarily focused on quality improvement within the scope of nursing practice. It aims to produce evidence-based researches that will present new knowledge and methods in nursing practices that will be applied in the hospital system.
The year 2014 has opened up with a new vision for the research committee with the presence of new members. The concept of the committee research agenda is in line with the Unified Health Care Research Agenda by the Philippine National Health Research System. Currently, studies made are focused on patient safety and quality improvement processes. The succeeding years will have researches focusing on Clinical Nursing Leadership, Collaborative Care Management, Education and Staff Development.
SJDEFI (Hospital) is now a duly acknowledged Research Cell of the Philippine Nursing Research Society, Inc (PNRSI) and is the 1st hospital-based research society among the other 14 academic-based institutions throughout the Philippines. The PNRSI is a recognized organization of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) with the aim of improving the nursing practices in the country by allowing nurse researchers to conduct nursing researches and to be presented in established forums. A Research Cell has to conform to the goals and activities of the PNRSI and is granted an opportunity to be a part of the National Nursing Research Conference (NNRC). Cell members can also be tapped to teach and expand their expertise in research through trainings, conferences and seminar workshops within their area.
Elected Officers for the SJDEFI Research Cell are:
|Mr. Andre Lew Collado||President|
|Ms. Carmina Ponce||Vice-President|
|Mr. Paul Fabian Gumabao||Secretary|
|Ms. Cris Sheena Quido||Treasurer|
|Ms. Fatima Khan|
|Ms. MarijoyMagdato||Cell Volunteers|
|Ms. Grace Madrilejos|
The Officers inducted to office in the 7th National Nursing Research Conference on November 30 to December 1, 2014 at the Century Park Hotel, Malate Manila with the theme “Knowledge Translation: Initializing and Embedding into Practice.”
By: Mr. Roger Virgil Tuyay / Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015
The infection control committee, in partnership with Department of Health – Pasay City Health Office, conducted a seminar on Philippine Disease Surveillance and Response (PDSR) with the Infection Control Committee (ICC) link last July 25, 2014.
This one-day seminar entitled “Orientation on Real Time Reporting of all identified cases under PIDSR was done to further strengthen and enhance the investigation of all infectious and non-communicable cases under Philippine Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response. In this manner, updating of healthcare database and monitoring of disease prevalence have become more efficient. Topics in the seminar included international health regulation and proper collection, storage and transportation of outbreak and surveillance specimen.
The resource speakers of the said-seminar were Dr. Luis M. Sy, DOH Pasay medical officer IV, Mr. Julio Alejandro Vitug, RN, surveillance nurses of Pasay City Health Office and Ms. Rowena Capistrano of Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM). To make the ICC link competent in handling and collecting surveillance, they all had a chance to perform a return demonstration of the procedure with the guidance and assistance of the resource speakers and other staff from RITM.
By: Ms. Cris Sheena Quido / Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015
St. Vincent de Paul has been SJDEFI Hospital’s epitome of compassion, humility and generosity. Known as “The Great Apostle of Charity”, St. Vincent devoted himself in giving local missions to evangelize people living in situations of poverty. Even challenges came across, he acknowledged the need for greater commitment to continue in serving the sick, destitute and desolate with consistency and love.
Years have passed when SJDEFI has also shown its dedication to provide a health care service that is deeply rooted in Christ-centered values and grounded in our staunchness to quality. Just like St. Vincent de Paul, everyone in SJDEFI is called to follow his path through compassionate caring and service for the sick.
Last September 19, 23-27, 2014, SJDEFI commemorated the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul with a theme of “St. Vincent de Paul: Beacon of Mercy and Compassion.” Headed by this year’s Sponsoring Division – the Ancillary Service Division, all employees actively partake in various activities set for the feast.
The week-long Vincentian celebration jumpstarted with an insightful leadership talk from Sr. Josie Onag, DC – the president of SJDEFI Foundation. This was attended by top-level manager, supervisors from different divisions and unit manages from nursing units. This was followed by different outreach programs catering the abandoned youth, elderlies and prisoners in the morning, along with, Triduum Mass held at the Chapel in the afternoon. During the last day of the celebration, all divisions gathered together and joined the Solemn Procession of the Image of St. Vincent de Paul which became the hallmark activity of the institution.
In celebration of The Feast of St. Vincent de Paul last September, the entire community was reminded of St. Vincent de Paul as our model of compassionate love for the sick. It was also a manifestation of hospital’s brave spiritual movement in facing the challenges of times where despair and doubt have been rampant and love and joy become a privilege. The Feast of St. Vincent de Paul is indeed the Hospital commemoration for all sick and deprived people that at least at some point of their lives someone is present to be of service to them.
By: Ms. Araceli Gonzales / Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015
Last October 7, 2014, the San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation, Inc. – Employees Credit Cooperative celebrated its 23rd founding anniversary in a very simple festivity. Foremost among the activities lined-up was the Thanksgiving Mass officiated by no less than, Rev. Fr. Serafin Peralta, CM.
The Hospital and College employee-members took time out of their work schedules to be together on this special day and continued the beautiful tradition of giving the anniversary gift, sharing of food and spending bonding moments among the coop members even for just a while. The Coop also donated two (2) led TV installed at the Hospital chapel to animate the participation of mass goers during Eucharistic celebration.
At present, the SJDEFI-ECC is actively involved in the Feeding Program at the “Our Lady of Sorrows Parish” for fifty (50) kids aged four (4) to ten (10) years old. Joining in this collaborative efforts are the Hospital and the College thru its Community Extension Services.
The project started last September 16, 2014 with the weighing of the children who were chosen and qualified by the Social Service arm of the Parish. This was followed up by giving them anti-helmintic medicine. Short lectures on health like proper handwashing, proper hygiene and dengue awareness were already given by the Nursing Students of the college.
Through this program, SJDEFI ECC is showing its gratitude for all the blessings God has endowed to the movement and its simple way of living the words enshrined on the theme song for the Philippine Papal Visit on 2015.
To know, to love and to serve the LORD! This is our way of paying forward!
By: Bro. Marlon Camino, OFS / Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015
Representatives of the Vincentian Family and Lay Partners participated in the seminar workshop “National Systemic Change” spearheaded by the Systemic Change International Commission (SCIC) and the Office for Vincentian Identity and Mission of Adamson University held last July 7 to 15, 2014 at the Ozanam Bldg., Adamson University, San Marcelino St., Ermita , Manila.
The seminar-workshop provided an opportunity to all Vincentian Family and Lay Partners understand better notion, strategies, conceptual framework regarding Systemic Change Process and to develop different approaches for the persons who have direct contact with the people in the pastoral, rehabilitation, recovery, education ministries.
Brother Marlon T. Camino, OFS (Pastoral Coordinator), Ms. Cris Sheena I. Quido (CAO) and Ms. Gilda Cirila A. Ramos (QAD) took part in the event.