Metro Pacific to operate Zamboanga hospital PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:48

Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. (MPHHI), the hospital investment arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, will operate a 110-bed hospital in Zamboanga City, under the proposed trade name West Metro Medical Center.

MPHHI recently formed a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Metro Pacific Zamboanga Hospital Corporation, which signed on March 27, 2015 a long termlease of the land, buildings and equipment of Western Mindanao Medical Center, a hospital with a 25-year history of service in Zamboanga.  The effectivity of the lease and the official opening of West Metro Medical Center are subject to several conditions precedent, including fulfillment of certain regulatory requirements.

MPHHI will install a new management team and will infuse capital to complete a 4-storey annex building which will increase the hospital’s capacity from 110 to 190 beds, making it the largest private hospital in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

West Metro Medical Center will become the 9th hospital in Metro Pacific’s growing nationwide chain of private hospitals, the largest in the Philippines at 2,244 beds. Other hospitals in the Metro Pacific portfolio are – Makati Medical Center, Asian Hospital& Medical Center, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, De Los Santos Medical Center, Davao Doctors Hospital, Riverside Medical Center in Bacolod, and Central Luzon Doctors Hospital in Tarlac.