Saturday, March 22, 2014


Finally, the day we have been waiting for has arrived... the 16th Philippine Quality Award Conferment of Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (Zamboanga Polymedic Hospital Inc) for Recognition to Commitment in Quality Management by President Benigno Aquino III at the Rizal Hall, MalacaƱan Palace on March 20, 2013.

The Philippine Quality Award is the highest level of national recognition for exemplary organizational performance and a counterpart of the prestigious Malcolm Balridge Award in the U.S.


We share this year's awarding with these PQA recipient institutions:
*  Department of Science and Technology - Region IX
* Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila
* Philippine Association of Colleges & Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA)
* Philippine Information Agency (PIA)

To receive the Award for Zamboanga Polymedic Hospital Inc. (Ciudad Medical Zamboanga's corporation name) were CMZ Medical Director, Dr. Filipinas Ricamora-Rojo, FPCR, MHA  and CMZ Chief Executive Officer, Atty. Jhihann Hairun-Natividad. 

Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (Zamboanga Polymedic Hospital Inc.) received the Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management (Level 1) which we are so proud to receive on our Tenth Year anniversary.

President Benigno S. Aquino III shares the stage with Zamboanga Polymedic Hospital (Ciudad Medical Zamboanga) CEO Atty. Jhihann Natividad and Medical Director Dr. Filipinas Rojo for a snap shot during the 16th Philippine Quality Award (PQA) Conferment Ceremony at the Rizal Hall of the MalacaƱan Palace on Thursday (March 20, 2014). Also in photo are PQA Award Administrator for Public Sector and Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) president Antonio Kalaw and Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory from the Malacanang Photo Bureau
quite a heavy glass trophy executed by Ramon G. Orlina, glass sculptor
weighing 5.5 kgs.
Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (Zamboanga Polymedic Hospital Inc.) is the first hospital in the whole Philippines to be conferred such award.  

Here are excerpts of the President's Speech...

We share the PQA Award to Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (Zamboanga Polymedic Hospital Inc.) at all levels. We start off with the Board of Directors, who have supported us in mind, heart and treasure... to Execom for being dynamic and cohesive in its goals and actions... to the driven Middle Managers, whose minds have been open to so many new learnings and have shared these with their staff... to the whole workforce, who embody the values of CIUDAD as in Competence... Integrity... Unity... Dynamism... Accountability... Driven By Result and to all our stockholders, doctors and support staff, for your continuous efforts to reach the CMZ Vision of a hospital with performance excellence that is nationally recognized!
Ciudad Medical Zamboanga contingent: 
R-L first row: Celita Calma (Nursing Director); Ivy Florence Arsula-Hamsirani (Asst. Nursing Director-Service); April Charm Tamba-Dalguntas (Finance Officer); Edwin G. To (Chairman of the Board); Dr. Joven Monsanto (President); Dr. Filipinas Ricamora-Rojo (Meedical Director); Nicel Soto (Asst. Nursing Director-Training);Dr. Marissa Marquez-Lim (Head, Breast Wellness Center)
R-L second row: Juvee Calica (Human Resource Manager); Dr. Mary Ann To (Dept. Head, Pediatrics); Atty. Jhihann Hairun-Natividad (CEO)
R-L third row: Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson (Consultant); Dr. George C. Rojo (Board of Director & Dept. Head for ER, OR and Department of Surgery)
We share this PQA Award with Dr. Reynaldo Joson, who keeps pushing us and teaching us to think and to do... to reach PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE! Thank you for believing in us, even when sometimes we have doubts!

We share this PQA Award with DOST IX under Brenda Nazareth-Manzano, who was the first PQA awardee in Zamboanga City and Region IX... for inspiring us to go through the journey and sharing with us pearls of knowledge on the PQA.

The PQA journey was definitely worth the trip! However, this is a continuous journey for Performance Excellence and we will push ourselves to live up to the ideals of the PHILIPPINE QUALITY AWARD!


  1. Congratulations on an awesome award. It is well deserved!

  2. Congratulations doc and to all the staff of CMZ.

  3. Congratulations Doc and to everyone at CMZ! The award is well - deserved. Keep it up! And, wow, CMZ is the first hospital to receive PQA Award in the Philippines? Awesome! Congrats po again and God bless! :-)

  4. Congatulations doc for that prestigious award.

  5. Proud to be from Zamboanga. Congrats.

  6. Congratulations. Again you deserve the award. May God bless you more in your good endeavor.

    Mommy Maye

  7. I hope you inspire other hospital and staff to do their best and give quality service to the people! Ang galing!

  8. I'm so happy for you and your awesome staff. Again, Congratulations to you:)

  9. Congratulations po ulit! Kumusta na po pala yung BRA installation? Curious na ko makita.hehe

  10. Congratulations! This one great accomplishment.