The HIV-AIDS Core Team (HACT) of Bataan General Hospital has successfully conducted the seminar on HIV Awareness among the employees of Orica Philippines Incorporated in Limay, Bataan last May 24, 2016. The said activity was initiated by the Medical Center Chief of BGH, Dr. Glory V. Baltazar, as part of the hospital's advocacy on HIV awareness especially in the workplace and also in the observance of Philippine AIDS Hour and AIDS Candlelight. Mr. Romeo Tuazon Jr., Health Education and Promotion Officer of BGH, discussed the Basics of STI, HIV and AIDS wherein he emphasized the modes of transmission of HIV and its preventive measures. On the other hand, Dr. Noel Laxamana, HACT physician, gave his lecture on the importance of HIV counseling and testing as well as the different services offered by Bataan HAVEN. HAVEN which stands for Home Away from Verdict of society Ensuring Nurture is the only treatment hub in the province of Bataan dedicated for people living with HIV.
The Bataan General Hospital through the initiative of Dr. Glory V. Baltazar, Medical Center Chief, and Bataan HAVEN has extended its social support to the Morong Municipal Health Office in conducting their HIV Awareness Campaign and celebration of AIDS Candlelight Memorial which was held last May 18, 2016 at the Municipal Covered Court. According to Dr. Anne Charmaine Quezon, OIC-MHO, the main objective of the said event was to demonstrate the importance of civil society to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and also to promote awareness in all levels about the said disease.
As part of the continual improvement of its system processes, the Bataan General Hospital conducted the strategic planning for this year with a theme "Team work makes the dream work" at the Subic Bay Traveler's Hotel in SBMA, Zambales last May 11-12 (1st batch) and 19-20 (2nd batch). The objectives of the said two day event were to develop a strategic plan using the SWOT Analysis and to strengthen the unity among BGH employees through team building.
"Strengthening Unity through sports" was the theme of the recently concluded sports fest of Bataan General Hospital from May 02 to 07, 2016. It started with a parade and opening program held at Bataan People's Center which was spearheaded by Dr. Vladimir Untalan, head of Anesthesia department. Dr. Glory V. Baltazar, Medical Center Chief, encouraged all employees to be physically active and be a good sport during the entire games. She added that the said event will not only strengthen the physical aspect of their lives but also the unity in the hospital especially in delivering quality health care services to the public.