Wednesday, May 11, 2016


May 11, 2016
The CMZ Performance Excellence (CPEx) Rounds Team  visited the Cardiology Unit with CMZ Execom, MD Filipinas Rojo, HR Juvee Calica, AO Karren Masuhud and ND Celita Calma.

The CPEx Team was greeted by Cardiology Unit Head, Dr. Benjamin Lopez and Chief Respiratory Therapist, Joanne Suarez and their staff.

The Patient Safety discussions were done at the Cardio-Pulmonary Unit.

The Cardiology Unit staff were reoriented on the International Patient Safety Goals and how these could be adapted to the ancillary unit especially on Identifying Patients Correctly, Effective Communication, Medication Safety and on Hospital Acquired Infections. 

The Cardiology Unit head made sure that the personnel were productive in their sharing of patient safety issues as well as on best practices. Among of the main issues were Human Resource related to 1) staffing wherein changes had to be done to fit present staff complement while adjusting personnel requirements and 2) further developing competencies for the staff through staff training in Manila for special procedures.

We had a very interesting discussion with the Cardiology Unit and we are looking forward to development of this section.

CPEx 7 opened our eyes to new technology and needs as well as patient safety issues and we hope the focused group discussion could further contribute to the development of the Culture of Patient Safety in Ciudad Medical Zamboanga.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Just as we were mentioning as one of the challenges about the lack of rooms in ZC hospitals in this time of outbreaks, we are glad that PhilHealth has now responded and advised special privileges for victims of the Acute Gastroenteritis in Zamboanga City.

This is in response to the Executive Order No. BC 174-2016 (An Order Declaring a Gastroenteritis Outbreak in the City of Zamboanga) issued by Mayor Beng Climaco last April 25, 2016 wherein the number of admitted AGE cases in the first quarter of 2016 has reached alert levels in Zamboanga City.

It is now advised that the there will be an exemption from the provisions of PhilHealth Circular No. 2016-001 (Policy Statements on the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Gastroenteritis) which states that the required length of stay (LOS) is 3 days or 72 hours.

Healthcare institutions providing care to these patients afflicted by AGE outbreak may file claims according to the provisions stated in PhilHealth Circular No. 0034, s. 2013 (Guidelines on the Provision of Special Privileges to those affected by a Fortuitous Event).

This is indeed very good news for the patients and for the healthcare institutions.

Monday, May 2, 2016


Happy Labor Day 2016! It is Labor Day again!

Today, May 1 is Labor Day in the Philippines and also called "Araw Ng Manggagawa".  Labor Day is a non-working holiday in the Philippines, although, today is a Sunday.

For this Labor Day, Ciudad Medical Zamboanga ExeCom would again like to greet all the Filipino workers, especially, the valued CMZ workforce.

Here is a special treat to show CMZ's greatest appreciation for you. This may no longer be a surprise since this is our third year in giving the cakes to show our appreciation.

Thank you to the Admin and Human Resource Team who came full force on distributing these Green Cakes to all Units! 
Here are some areas where the cakes were distributed to!

And here are some posts from our workforce!!!
First to post...
Thank you for your appreciation...
 Remembering 2014, 2015 and now 2016
 Thank you for your time and love!
We are very happy to have you as the 
lifeblood of the CMZ Family!

Let us continue to share that
"Performance Excellence begins in our hearts!"

More power to all of us!