General Assembly
On January 27, 2017 at 4:00 in the afternoon, the Bataan General Hospital held its Annual General Assembly at the OPD Complex, Bataan General Hospital (BGH), Balanga City, Bataan.

Medical Center Chief, Dr. Glory V. Baltazar emphasized the right of the people to information on matters of public concern shall be recognized and transparency in governance. This act is anent to the State policy of full public disclosure of all its transactions involving public interest.

At present, Bataan General Hospital have 400 bed capacities appropriate for Level III Hospital, increase of manpower complement as a result of the implementation of Republic Act 8561. Competently, it has a pool of Medical Specialists and newly acquired medical equipment. Currently, its Anesthesiology and Family Community Medicine Departments were successfully accredited. In addition, BGH has Residency Training for Physicians, Mentoring Program, Medical Specialist on Wheels and Mass Blood Donation.

The Hospital Development Plan for 2016 to 2020 was presented which includes among others the Construction of Hemodialysis Clinic, Construction of Physical & Rehabilitation Unit, Construction of Three Storey Pediatric Building, etc. Also, disclosed therein are the projects from 2016 to 2020 with their corresponding budget.

Dr. Baltazar presented the marching orders of the Department of Health Secretary Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial including (a) Zero Queue/No to Long Queuing System (b) No to drugs (c) Zero backlog; (d) Universal Health Insurance; (e) Service Delivery Network; (f) Universal Health Insurance; (g) Zero Unmet Needs; (h) Gender-Sensitive Hospital; (i) Culture-sensitive hospital; (j) Client-centered hospital; (k) 24-hour hotline for citizen complaints (8888) and emergency hotline (911); and (l) Deployment of Ghost patients to DOH facilities. The battle cry of the Philippine Health Agenda under the present administration known as “All for Health towards Health for All (Lahat Para sa Kalusugan! Tungo sa Kalusugan para sa Lngahat!) was notable mentioned. It was also highlighted therein the guarantees and framework of the Philippine Health Agenda, namely: (1) Service Delivery Network (2) All Life Stages and Triple Burden Disease and (3) Universal Health Insurance. The word A-C-H-I-E-V-E was also reemphasized and the importance of its equivalent meaning. In relation to the Bataan General Hospital’s upcoming Certification for ISO 9001:2015, Dr. Baltazar reiterates the requirement and necessity of risk and opportunities management and encourages the employees to determine the control measures. Moreso, the steps in risk and opportunities management were undertaken therein. Dr. Baltazar also detailed the Financial Report such as Hospital Income, Hospital Budget, Total Income and Medication Collection, Utilization Rate of Hospital Budget, Percentage of Income from PhilHealth and PhilHealth Sharing.

Lastly, other matters including the list of required documents/report with their timeframe were given.

In sum, BGH continues to grow, develop, improve and upgrades its facilities and services for the delivery of quality health care and services.

Viva BGH!