MAYOR Evelio Leonardia welcomed the construction of a P1-billion hospital in Barangay Bata, Bacolod City, saying the new medical center will further improve the healthcare system in the city.
“This P1-billion investment for providing high standards of healthcare is very welcome to our city,” Leonardia said.
Leonardia, who was among those who led the ground-breaking ceremony for Allied Care Experts (ACE) Medical Center Bacolod located beside the New North Ceres Terminal, said the impact of the new hospital will surely be felt in so many ways.
Also gracing the groundbreaking rites were Bacolod City Rep. Greg Gasataya; Negros Occidental 2nd District Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva, Abang-Lingkod Party-list Rep. Stephen Paduano, Bacolod Councilor Em Ang, ACE Medical Center Group (ACEMC) board chairman Dr. Amado Manuel Enriquez Jr., ACEMC president Dr. Ferjenel Biron, Vice Mayor Mario Golingan of Estancia, Iloilo; and Dr. Grace Tan of the Bacolod City Health Office.
“With the jobs creation and more opportunities to come, this will change the way Bacolod looks like. For sure, this is something that we are going to anticipate in the coming months in Bacolod,” he said.
Considering that ACE Medical Center is a giant in the healthcare industry, having one in Bacolod is “flattering” for the city, he aqdded.
ACE Medical Center Bacolod is the 23rd hospital of the ACE Chain of Hospitals, which is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), an international hospital accreditation body known for its Gold Seal of Approval. There are only five hospitals in the Philippines that are accredited by JCI.
“Thank you for bringing it here, having this model hospital is a giant leap in making Bacolod a top model city in the Philippines,” Leonardia added.
Dr. Enriquez said their hospital will generate around 1,000 new jobs for medical and administrative personnel.
The hospital will have two towers – a seven-storey building and a five-storey structure which will be connected by an access bridge.
The 250-bed hospital will use state-of-the-art medical equipment and laboratories which are at par with the top hospitals in the country.
The construction is expected to be finished within 18 to 24 months, Enriquez said. (PIO)