The Groundbreaking Ceremony of BGH’s Pediatric Building coincides with the BGH’ 75th Founding Anniversary held last December 2, 2016. It was indeed a successful event. The event became successful being graced with the presence of good leaders with their names worth to mention: DOH Secretary Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial, Hon. Albert Raymond S. Garcia, Congresswoman Geraldine B. Roman and Assistant Secretary of Health for Central Luzon and Visayas Cluster Dr. Leonita P. Gorgolon. The same was also attended by the Honorable Mayor Francis Garcia of Balanga, Bataan, Honorable Mayor Generosa M. Dela Fuente of Samal, Bataan, Municipal Health Officers and BGH family.
The Philippine National Anthem, DOH Hymn and BGH Hymn were sung by the BGH’s choir. The BGH’s band also remarks the event with their music.
Dr. Glory V. Baltazar, Medical Center Chief II of Bataan General Hospital delivered warmth and joyful welcome remarks. Dr. Baltazar narrates historical events of the BGH and recounts that the journey of BGH through the years was not an easy one. She also acknowledged the people who are part of the BGH’s history and success.
Our Guest of Honor, Honorable Secretary Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial delivered her speech during the ceremony after being introduced by Regional Director Dr. Leonita P. Gorgolon. Faces were tainted with smile by the remarks of the Honorable Secretary commending BGH as one of the hospitals that look like a private one. The Honorable Secretary gives highlight to the Philippine Health Agenda Framework under the present administration and indicates Service Delivery Network, All Life Stages & Triple Burden Disease and Universal Health Insurance as the three (3) guarantees behind the said agenda. It was stressed by the Honorable Secretary that we can attain those guarantees by ensuring financial risk protection, better health outcomes and responsiveness. Sharing her journey before being appointed as the Secretary of Health serves as an inspiration to us in promoting and in delivering quality and affordable health care and service. Finally, the magic words that left us by our Honorable Secretary are none other than the battle cry of the Philippine Health Agenda under the present administration “All for Health towards Health for All” and A-dvance quality, health promotion and primary care; C-over all Filipinos against health-related financial risk; H-arness the power of strategic HRH development; I-nvest in eHealth and data for decision-making; E-nforce standards, accountability and transparency; V-alue all clients and patients, especially the poor, marginalized and vulnerable; and E-licit multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder support for health.
Also part of the remarkable event is the congratulatory remarks from the father of Bataan Province Hon. Albert Raymond S. Garcia. The Honorable Governor related and shared memorable events and history to the journey of the BGH. Hearing from the father of Bataan Province Governor Garcia that BGH has a good feedback from the public, warmth and rejoice our hearts.
Being one in mission and united for one purpose, the groundbreaking ceremony of the Pediatric Building opens new opportunities, signifies continuous improvement and betterment of public service and marks a momentous event to the BGH’s 75th Founding Anniversary.
Pursuant thereto, BGH’s mission and vision will be continue to uphold in achieving the national goal of delivering quality and affordable health care and service to the patients.
“All for Health towards Health for All” - ACHIEVE!