Tan assumes as ZCMC Chief Print
Saturday, 09 June 2018 14:04

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Dr. Nida Casco-Tan assumed as the new Chief of the Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) during turnover rites yesterday morning.

Tan took over from ZCMC Officer-in-Charge Dr. Soraya Abubakar who was appointed after the retirement of Dr. Romeo Ong.

Tan, the first female Chief of Hospital, worked at the ZCMC for the past thirty-five (35) years.

Dr Tan graduated as Doctor of Medicine in 1980 at the Southwestern University in Cebu City.

She also holds a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration as Academic College Scholar from the University of the Philippines- College of Public Health.

Prior to her assumption as ZCMC Chief, Tan also served as president of the Philippine Medical Women’s Association Zamboanga Chapter and the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians.

Among her awards are the Most Outstanding President, Community Service Award for PMWA,  Presidential Icasiano Award for the Philippine Medical Association and various citations from civic organizations.

The turnover ceremony was attended by Zamboanga Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco- Salazar, Zamboanga Representatives Celso Lobregat and Mannix Dalipe and former Congressman Erbie Fabian.  (Allen Abastillas)