The Rizal Medical Center (formerly The Rizal Provincial Hospital) is a DOH-retained Level IV hospital born out of a need for the government to solve health problems and alleviate sufferings of medically indigent patients and clientele of the various people of the province of Rizal in particular, its catchment areas and the country in general. It marks its 70th year of operations, armed with a renewed commitment as an institution of excellence.
It started as a 25 bed institution, and now it has grown to a 300 bed capacity hospital. Through the years, the institution has trained medical students and interns, nursing students at all levels, medical technologists, as well as post-graduate trainees in medical specialties, nursing and hospital administration, medical records management, Medical Records Officers, Central Supply Services and Nutrition-Dietary services, and others who wished to avail of our services including 3rd party participants and trainees.
For seventy years of loyal and dedicated services since its inception, the medical center continues to make its institutional presence felt by promoting sound and appropriate management guided by the following objectives:
To provide a high quality of clientele/patient care to as many people as possible economically and efficiently.
To render emergency treatment and first aid in accidents and disasters.
To assist in the preventive aspects of public health, such as case finding, immunization, pre-natal examinations, etc.
To serve as a laboratory and workshop for doctors, nurses, medical technologists and all other health disciplines who are in training.
To provide expanded and extended health services to other areas where there is a need.
To facilitate staff development of all technical and non-technical hospital personnel at all levels through formal and informal programs of education, in-service training and continuing professional education.
To enhance opportunities for research and studies.
The vision of the professional group of managers of the Rizal Medical Center is to set up an organization that would speed up health development through the introduction of better and effective hospital management strategies and systems. To date, we can look back with humility and satisfaction because the dream has materialized into reality, far beyond our expectations.
The province of Rizal, for the last few decades since its foundation, did not feel the need for a hospital of its own. The close proximity of the towns to Manila was the main reason why such need was never felt. Thru the initiative and untiring efforts of the late congressman and then Provincial Governor of Rizal, Honorable Eulogio Rodriguez Sr., the construction of the Rizal Provincial Hospital was initiated in 1939 and was made possible in 1941 by virtue of Congressional Act 3114 and later amended by Act 3168. Its portal was opened to serve the general public in the same year with a handful of detailed personnel. It is under the supervision and direct control of the director of the Bureau of Hospitals, now known the Bureau of Medical Service, the chief of the Hospital being his authorized representative.
The lot consisting of around two (2) hectares along Shaw Boulevard, Pasig, Rizal and about fifteen (15) kilometers from the City of Manila, was donated by Honorable Manuel L. Quezon.