Friday, October 21, 2016


October 15, 2016

Today, CMZ welcomed Pilar College of Zamboanga City Grade 10 for the S.T.E.P.H. Program.

S.T.E.P.H. stands for Student Tour for Exposure to Professions in Healthcare which is a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program for Career Advocacy  under Human Resource with Ms Juvee Calica, Human Resource Manager as lead.

High School students are invited to the STEPH Program, as one of the activities to complement the school’s guidance office initiatives to assist students in their career choice.

Ms. Juvee Calica, Human Resource Manager as Lead
Ms. Celita Calma, Nursing Director for the Nursing profession
Ms. Karren Mae Masuhud, Administrative Officer for Admin positions, Ms. Juvee Calica, HR Manager and Dr. Filipinas Rojo for Medical and Ancillary professions.
Infection Control Nurse, ms. Kamille Alcala on Infection Prevention and Control especially on Hand Hygiene for Global Handwashing Day.

Students are given the chance to interact with the healthcare personnel. Exposure to the hospital setting will present to the students a glimpse of the reality of the healthcare setting and hopefully, broaden their knowledge that work available in hospitals are not limited to doctors and nurses but also to technology related as well as administrative and finance type of jobs.


Group 1 Facilitators: OR Complex Head Nurse, Ms. Rem Encarnado-Pangilinan and HR Ms Katherine Mendoza

Group 2 Facilitators: Chief Pharmacist Ms. Edsel Cariz Tiu  and Building Administrator, Engr. Andrew De Leon

Group 3 Facilitators: Purchasing, Ms Jarwina Dela Pena and Ward F  (Pediatrics) Head Nurse, Kris Encarnacion
Group 4 Facilitators: HR Ms. Rowelyn Lamata and HR Ms. Aica Dasmarinas
Hospital Tour
These are some of the areas visited.

Today we had a special feature for GHD with the CMZ Hand Mascot with the CMZ dancers

Words from CMZ CEO

CMZ also looks forward to encouraging more students to venture into the healthcare organizations. Rapid turnover of staff is a reality with staff given the chance to work abroad.

Thank you, Pilar College for accepting our invitation.

Thank you to Mrs. Ofelia Amik, Guidance Counselor, Ms. Dayanara Adlaon, Junior High School Guidance Coach and Sir Christopher Yu, Class Adviser of Grade 10 – Peace for accompanying the students to Ciudad Medical Zamboanga.

Pilar College guidance counselors and adviser with CMZ Execom and organizing committee
Ms. Celita Calma (Nursing Director), Dr. Joven Monsanto (Chairman), Mr. Pedro To (President), Atty Jhihann Natividad (CEO) and Dr Filipinas Rojo (Radiology Department Head)
Thanks also to the following students for sharing your thoughts about our STEPH Program: Sudaiz Hajilul, Class President; Fatima Ayesha Jailani, Gracelle Erica Fabian, Anna Marie Saavedra and Coleen Reyes.

A video of their testimonial is posted in a separate blogpost.

We were very impressed by the Pilar College of Zamboanga City students... on how well mannered they were... on how they handled themselves around the hospital... on how inquisitive they were... and how intelligent and eloquent they were. 

We are so glad to have met you all. You also inspired us to be youthful and happy. 

And we do hope the CMZ career advocacy program can really help you in one way or the other in your decision-making!

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