After literally years of painstakingly hard work and months of uneasy anticipation, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) has finally accredited the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital as a Center of Excellence. With efforts stemming from the unrelenting work of the then Office of Medical Affairs under Dr. Andrea Torre, and later continued by the hardworking staff of Dr. Henry Alavaren of the Total Quality Division – with the unconditional support of the entire DPOTMH family – the goal of being recognized as one of the best hospitals in the region has finally been realized.
Employees and staff of the DPOTMH worked hard day-in and day-out in order to meet the stringent requirements of the PHIC and to impress the very meticulous members of the PHIC inspection team. Unlike other inspections the hospital usually undergoes, the one conducted by the PHIC is considered the most unforgiving. Yet, the personnel of the hospital firmly believed that ultimately the PHIC will recognize what has been evident all along, that the DPOTMH is indeed a Center of Excellence.
The DPOTMH family celebrated by unveiling its Center of Excellence tarpaulin and giving free ice cream for everyone.
The Center of Excellence accreditation given by PHIC is effective until the year 2015.