Ushering Redefined Health Care in Philippines
CMI, a game-changer in Outpatient Health Care in the country, partners with Parkway Hospitals Singapore.
By MICHAELA TANGAN
Two trailblazing institutions, Centre Médicale Internationale (CMI) and Parkway Hospitals Singapore, have joined forces to deliver cross border comprehensive health care services for their patients in Southeast Asia.
Centre Médicale Internationale, Inc. (CMI), the first premier multi-disciplinary outpatient medical clinic in the country, was designed and conceptualized to be a definite game-changer in the Philippine healthcare industry. It puts complete emphasis on the comprehensive needs of the patient as the center of medical care. Consultations at CMI are done without having to wait in line once a schedule has been confirmed, resulting in reduced patient anxiety and better health outcomes, leading to patient experiences that are unmatched in the industry.
CMI’s roster of more than 150 medical specialists and primary care physicians devote as much time needed to patients during consultations to ensure superior clinical case management and stronger, more responsive interaction between doctor and patient. At CMI, consultations are not mere transactions but beginnings of long and fruitful health-centered relationships.
In March 2019, both CMI and Parkway established a partnership to provide better health care for their patients. CMI will be Parkway Hospital’s official Patient Assistance Center in the Philippines and will facilitate the medical journey of patients from the Philippines to Singapore, and vice versa. CMI and Parkway Hospitals will provide one-stop-shop services, including but not limited to medical referrals and appointment booking, airport meet-and-greet, direct admission arrangement, and assistance before, during and after outpatient consultations and inpatient hospitalization.
“As the first step, CMI will assess or recommend if patients need further medical treatments and procedures. If so, CMI and Parkway Hospitals will closely coordinate as we facilitate our patient’s journey. Our partnership enables us to present the best options, and provide the most convenient and efficient medical care our patients deserve,” Vincent Lai, Parkway Hospitals Singapore Market Development Manager, said.
Parkway Hospitals Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parkway Pantai, is one of the leading private healthcare providers in Asia. This reputation is the result of quality clinical outcomes and comprehensive care made achievable with an extensive network of hospitals, integrated healthcare facilities, and over 40 years of experience in hospital development. It operates four hospitals, Gleneagles, Mount Elizabeth Orchard, Mount Elizabeth Novena, and Parkway East, including several medical centers in Singapore, where multi-disciplinary specialist care is effectively administered in one place.
Advancing medical knowledge, expertise
Apart from the co-management patient care, the partnership will serve as an avenue for expertise and knowledge sharing among health professionals to uplift the overall quality of medical care delivered. This will also provide a robust platform where they can exchange information on new medical technologies and discuss various treatment plans.
“We aim to make CMI the model for multidisciplinary outpatient care. There is a team effort between multiple doctors for every case, and our partnership with Parkway Hospitals is an extension of that model. From the beginning, Parkway has maintained that this is a collaborative effort to create better health care for all our patients in the region. It’s a two-way street. We will work together so we can provide the best care that’s patient-centered,” CMI medical director Dr. Kristina Gutierrez-Rubio, said.
Providing efficient, exclusive care for all
Since it opened its doors to Filipino patients two years ago, CMI has been able to reimagine the delivery of health care patients desire and deserve. To create a clean and stress-free environment, CMI designed its clinic to have modern, bright, white interiors and a pleasant hotel-like ambiance, which helps promote healing and ease stress.
CMI has received strong positive feedback from patients, saying that they find it comforting going to a place that guides them through their medical journey minus the typical pain points associated with health care delivery. With this in mind, CMI continues to work toward welcoming more people to experience its top-notch services.
“The caliber of our service is best in class, and we aim to be a stronger powerhouse in the health-care industry. Our doctors are highly credentialed, our medical staff are well-accomplished and our management team members are experts in their respective fields. It is this combination of qualities that has enabled us to forge highly valued industry partnerships such as the one we have with Parkway. Affiliations like this will keep us on the cutting edge of healthcare developments and will enable us to constantly learn and improve,” CMI president Joseph C. Romero capped.
CMI is located at the 2/F, Ore Central, 9th Avenue corner 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. CMI is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
For Inquiries and appointment schedules, visit www.cmi.care or call CMI’s landlines +63 2 8816 1035, +63 2 8816 1036.