VSMMC recognized in worldwide Covid-19 Response Recognition Program

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THE Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) was recognized for its Covid-19 response action plan at the International Hospital Federation Beyond the Call of Duty for Covid-19 Program.

VSMMC was recognized along with over 100 hospitals from 28 countries.

VSMMC’s The True Mandirigma (Warrior): The VSMMC Story received the recognition badge after a thorough review of an international review committee consisting of 16 industry experts from the healthcare industry.

“This is an honor for the whole hospital. What is more important is that we are able to help the patients,” Dr. Gerardo M. Aquino, Jr, Medical Center Chief at VSMMC said.

Recognized hospitals of the International Hospital Federation Beyond the Call of Duty for Covid-19 Program are featured in an extensive international media campaign on December 15, 2020, honoring hospitals and health service providers worldwide in their fight against Covid-19.

The full list of recognized hospitals can be found here:https://www.ihf-fih.org/beyond-the-call-of-duty-for-covid-19/organizations/

IHF Chief Executive Officer Ronald Lavater said the outstanding work in response to the pandemic is transforming the future of healthcare.

“One of our motivations in creating this recognition program is to highlight the diversity and agility of the hospital industry in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic forced hospitals to develop, implement and adopt new ways to operate and many of these changes have accelerated positive transformation in the delivery of care.”

The International Hospital Federation Beyond the Call of Duty for Covid-19 Program is sponsored by the Japanese Red Cross Ashikaga Hospital – Nikken Group and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA). (PR)