BGH made it again to the highest level. The Bataan General Hospital won another Red Orchid Award, a search for 100% Tobacco-Free Provinces, Municipalities, Cities, Government Hospitals and DOH Centers. The recognition was awarded during the Zonal Awarding Ceremonies for Luzon held in Baguio City on June 17-19, 2014. The awarding was attended by the Bataan Provincial Governor, Albert S. Garcia, Asec. Gerardo Bayugo, Dr. Enrique Tayag together with other advocates from government and non-government organizations.
For hospital category, it was the second time for this hospital to get the Red Award for being Smoke-Free. The Medical Center Chief, Dr. Glory V. Baltazar who was more concerned to liberate the patients and other stakeholders from ill effects of smoking (both passive and active) took the award as a continuing challenge to fight this disease of the mind, Smoking.