RELITO M. SAQUILAYAN, MD, DPBO, MHA
Medical Center Chief II
The different departments at Rizal Medical Center are assigned to conduct activities each month in celebration of the institution’s 75th Anniversary. The Nursing Division rocked the month of October as they facilitated different events. The division started the monthlong celebration with a parade last October 3, 2016 at 6:00 a.m. The parade was directed by the nursing council and led by the Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Louise Marie D. Flores. The nurses walked around the hospital visiting every ward. The parade ended at the RMC Auditorium and as a treat for everyone, free taho was given to the employees of RMC.
RMC nurses’ assembly during the parade with the front-line nurses from the Emergency Room Department.
Last October 12, 2016, Rizal Medical Center had its annual research contest and interesting case presentations. Each representative from the different departments prepared their respective cases and research; as for the rest of the co-residents and interns, they gathered around the auditorium with their own banners to root for their best bets.
Dr. Henry H. Ho from Department of Anesthesiology presented a paper on Wound Infiltration Using Levobupivacaine in Surgical Exploratory Laparotomy Preocedures: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Trial. Dr. Adeluisa Mae De Guzman-Besin from the Department of Pediatrics made a presentation on the Effectiveness of 120 Days School based Feeding Program Among Kinder 1 to Grade 6 of Brgy. Pineda Elementary School from September 2015- March 2016. Dr. Carl Chester L. Go discussed his paper on Correlation between (HER2) Human Epidermal Growth Receptor-2 Over Expression and Nuclear Atypia Among Patients Diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma at Rizal Medical Center, of which won first place. Meanwhile, in regards to research presentations, Dr. Elaine Joy O. Viernes presented her research work, When the gut rules the heart: A case of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Yours truly presented a case study entitled From achy joints to my breaky heart: A case on Chikungunya infection. Dr. Ivan Adrian L. De Guzman talked about The thigh in my mind: A case of Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma in a 34 year old male presenting with a two-month history of dizziness in his presentation. And lastly, Dr. Benedick B. Borbe had presented his material, An unusual facial mass: A case report on Extramedullary plasmacytoma on the Parotid Gland, which won first place.
By: Carmela S. Obayan, RN
Rizal Medical Center participated in the 9th Biennial Congress of the Asian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation held at the Augusto M. Barcellon Auditorium, Podium Building, The Medical City. The event was a two-day seminar, and was held from May 12 to 13, 2016. This Biennial Congress was participated in by different public and private hospitals in the Metro. There were local and international speakers invited to share their expertise on the subject.