Brent, St. Luke sign MOA PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 February 2011 16:41

Brent Hospital and Colleges Inc. celebrated yesterday its 97th Foundation Day with the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with St. Luke’s Medical Center, the country’s premier medical center, to establish a framework of cooperation between the two medical institutions.

Yesterday’s celebration also included the launching of Brent Hospital’s Centennial seal and the announcement of the hospital’s new services to be offered to the public.

The MOA signing and the other highlights were carried out in the presence of the local media.
Brent Hospital officials said the MOA’s prime objective is Expertise development.
Under the MOA, St. Luke’s shall provide speakers for continuing education (CME) activities and/or joint conferences to further the exchange of knowledge, skills and expertise between St. Luke’s and Brent; Brent physicians shall be invited to St. Luke’s-led international conferences; St. Luke’s shall make available medical experts in various fields of specialization to whom Brent may refer highly-specialized cases. Referrals may mean physical transfer of care from Brent to St. Luke’s or case discussion/consultation through teleconferencing.

St. Luke’s may refer patients who are residents of Zamboanga City or its surroundingj areas to Brent for follow up care, i.e. rehabilitation, chronic care, etc.; To ensure continuity of quality care for referred patients, both parties shall encourage close association/camaraderie between its physicians through social events, etc.; Brent consultant physicians may apply for visiting privileges at St. Luke’s. Acceptance is purely the prerogative of St. Luke’s, and several other features.

Among Brent’s new services is the Brent Baby Membership Card, which entitles a member to 10% discount and the GSIS-Brent Hospital Support Program which is a tie-up between GSIS and Brent hospital aimed to provide affordable, quality healthcare for GSIS members, their relatives and pensioners in Western Mindanao.

Brent Hospital also offers emergency services 24/7; outpatient services, Laboratory services including Micro-biology, Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Serology, Uri/PARA and newborn screening; radiology services including mammography, diagnotistic x-ray, 2D ECHO and 4D ultrasound; physical therapy rehabilitation clinic, intensive care unit/neo-natal ICU, operation room, delivery room; internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetric/gynecology, surgery, pharmacy 24/7, chaplaincy services and social service (OB and eye packages.