General Santos Doctors Hospital : 46 Years of Healing through Compassionate Caring.

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General Santos Doctors Hospital celebrated its 46th Foundation Anniversary on December 8, 2016, alongside the celebration for the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The year 2016 has been a full of progress for the institution, both in structure and in service.

One of the landmarks of the year is the launching of the first Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in General Santos City on June 9. In the past, patients had to travel to Davao City to undergo MRI scans. Most often these come with a risk due to the stress of the travel and the patient’s condition. With the availability of an MRI machine in the city, health care outcomes for brain injuries are expected to improve immensely.



To support the needs of its patients, the hospital partnered with the Medical Express Pharmacy and opened a branch within the Medical Suites Building. Opened on July 5, patients had access to more affordable medicines backed with the pharmacy’s client follow-up system where they remind clients of their medication schedules through friendly phone calls.
At 46 years, GSDH continues its mission in improving the healthcare delivery system of the city. Two new in-patient care stations were opened on February 25(2E) and July 7 (3E), accommodating a total of 52 beds. This was tremendously necessary as hospitals nowadays are bombarded with patients waiting in line for room accommodations. 

GSDH has also kept reaching out, conducting Free Diabetes Risk Assessments and Medical Missions to various areas and communities like the Medical Suites Building, General Santos City Fish Port and for the residents of Baranggay City Heights held at the St. Michael Parish. The activity was able to help more than two hundred individuals and provided them the necessary information to a better healthy lifestyle. In the next year, these activities are expected to be conducted all year-round.  

With the approaching Foundation Anniversary, the GSDH Staff held its annual Coastal Clean-up Activity at Purok Minanga, Brgy. Buayan on December 7 as part of its mission to be stewards of the environment. The area is also where the staff invests in mangrove planting to facilitate the growth of mangrove trees that will help us against climate change.  
On the day of the Foundation Anniversary, the newly renovated Emergency Room was revealed and will start serving the community in 2017. The two additional in-patient care stations at the fourth and fifth floors of the hospital’s Building E will also open next year after final furnishings are done. On the same day during the foundation anniversary program, the improved company logo and corporate video was launched. As 2016 ends with promises for 2017, General Santos Doctors Hospital commits to fulfill them for the people and provide healing through compassionate caring at 46 years and beyond. (PR) 

INSIDE THE GSDH MEDICAL SUITES
The following facilities are also available at the Medical Suites building:

  • Eye Center
  • Health and Wellness Clinic
  • Cancer Center
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center
  • Multi-purpose Conference Hall
  • Xray OPD
  • Laboratoy OPD 



      The are still clinic spaces for lease so if you are interested, get in touch with General Santos Doctors Hospital at telephone number : (083) 250.2777 or email them at gsdh.mktg@gmail.com or visit their website at www.gensandoctors.com 

TGCI Wins BPI's Sinag Accelerate Challenge for 2016

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TGCI Making a Difference: BPI’s Sinag Accelerate Winner 2016
The Churner Group Inc. (TGCI) was among the 10 winners of this year’s BPI Sinag Accelerate challenge. The program aims to engage and uplift those at the bottom of the pyramid through the establishment of Social Enterprises. The BPI Sinag Challenge aims to discover, capacitate, recognize and support social entrepreneurs who can help uplift Filipino communities. Social enterprises that are ready to scale-up and expand, while deepening impact in community development.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE MODEL
Many barangays in SOCSARGEN are considered to be among the poorest areas in the nation, according to the Philippine Poverty Index. The project aims to provide a continuing livelihood program for the farmers and their families so as to earn enough money to put food on their tables three times a day, send their children to school, and eventually purchase a motor bike to be used for harvesting and/or delivery of coconut syrup.

The program also allows for the multi-culturally diverse workforce of Muslims, Christians and Indigenous People (Tboli, Blaan and Manobo) to continue working side by side in one facility. The production of coconut sugar in Tupi, South Cotobato is also a joint project between TCGI and the Mindanawan Coco Sugar Corporation comprising of MNLF rebel returnees sustaining the current peace and development initiatives in the area.
Income on the countryside.
Since  vast coconut trees were found on the countryside, income opportunities await the farm owners, tappers, and those without income by engaging in tapping or cooking of coco sap. Many indigenous people, even without formal education, get trained and engaged in the enterprise. 

Wellness. Diabetes is the number one killer according to the World Health Organization. 1 out of 11 people are diabetic. Generally, only 50% of these people know they are diabetic. Coconut Sugar is a low-glycemic index sugar, hence it is an ideal sweetener and sugar substitute beneficial for people with diabetes or watching their sugar intake. The market for coconut sugar is increasing locally and globally.

Stewardship.Areas are being converted to organic as required in the organic certification. No pesticides or synthetic fertilizers will be used.(PR)

Business Opportunity
1.       TCGI is expanding and looking for dwarf coconut plantation to be rented; 
2.       Looking for tappers to tap at least 25 coconut trees a day;
3.       Buying coco-syrup.

Please keep in touch with Mr. Danny D. Sabino, Plant Manager at 09175543869 or you may also visit them at their Tupi Facility Plant, Brgy. Palian, Tupi, South Cotabato.



Ma' Rosa Screening in SM General Santos

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SM General Santos is bringing the film which gave the Philippine Team an extended standing ovation at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival to the Generals for a 1-Day screening. Watch out as Ma' Rosa hits SM Gensan Cinema's big screens (Cinema 1 & 2) on Dec. 7th. 

A film directed by Brillante Mendoza, Ma' Rosa was selected to compete at the Cannes, winning the Best Actress trophy for the lead, Jaclyn Jose. In the film, Jose plays a mom who sells prohibited drugs with her husband Nestor, played by Julio Diaz.Their fate changes when their neighbor sets them up for a police raid leading to their arrest.

Director’s Statement
"The idea of this film came up four years ago when I became indirectly involved with the said incident. It captures my interest to tell this story because it shows a unique but also disturbing characteristic of a common Filipino family. That when a family member is backed against the wall for the wrong doings that he or she made, you will do everything to keep them out of trouble even if it means violating basic virtuous. In a society where survival of the fittest is a fact that we have to live with, family becomes amoral."

Ma' Rosa also casts Baron Geisler , Jomari Angeles, Neil Ryan Sese, Mercedes Cabral, Andi Eigenmann, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Felix Roco, Mon Confiado and Maria Isabel Lopez.

The Gensan Screening on December 7 will be preceded by a media launch at the SM Event Center (Dec. 6) at 5:00 in the afternoon, with the film director himself, Mr. Brillante Mendoza.

Screening tickets for Ma'Rosa sell at P150. For group bookings and ticket reservations, please visit the SM Cinema Office and look for Mr. Marc Mabilog.