By: Diana Bernardes Chawdhury

It’s the Golden year anniversary for the Biliran Provincial Hospital as a new image is being ushered in to effect a change in this only hospital in the island Province of Biliran. While the hospital is smarting from critics, other people who have come to visit the hospital has only but praise, the new building impressing upon guests a private like edifice operating at urban areas. A recent guest observes that BPH is so far the best in Region eight.

It’s the Golden year anniversary of the Biliran Provincial Hospital as a new image is being ushered in to effect a change in this only hospital in the island Province of Biliran. While the hospital is smarting from critics, other people who have come to visit the hospital has only but praise, the new building impressing upon guests a private like edifice operating at urban areas. A recent guest observes that BPH is so far the best in Region eight.

The Biliran Provincial Hospital begun as the Naval Emergency Hospital located at the vicinity of the Naval Municipal Hall where the Naval Gymnasium is now located. It started 50 years ago as a 10 bed capacity hospital with only 2 doctors serving the whole populace of Naval. Ten years after, the hospital was moved to its present location as a new one story complex was built. It was operating as a community hospital under the ownership and caré of the Department of Health.

Since then, the hospital journeyed through a series of successes and backlashes experienced by most government hospitals. However, the most damaging to this institution according to its old time staff is the devolution in 1992. The operations were totally affected as budget were then allotted from Local Government IRA allocation. Misunderstandings ensued and every administration became the enemy of the staff and employees, merely because of the lack of grasp on health issues while trying to administer its needs.

In 2010, the Biliran Provincial Hospital was granted authority to operate as a 75 bed capacity hospital, with semi departmentalized services and more than half of its physicians trained in various specialty care. This year 2011, a new edifice, two story complexes housing the various offices, wards and private rooms were opened to serve the public. As of this writing, it still requires a number of equipments, furnishings as well as additional rooms to house the other units but as it is, the hospital is already almost comparable to the best private hospitals in the urban areas as far as the infrastructure is concerned. Exactly what Congressman Rogelio Espina dreamed the hospital to become when he was Governor of the province.

Right now, the daily census of an average of 100 patients are served with a sufficient number of physicians, an overload of regular, casual and volunteer nurses and a complimentary staff from the Administrative section that ensures an efficient service to our clients. Service is like serving in a new environment as the officers and staff of the hospital bask in the newness of our edifice. The feeling is not of awe but of pure challenge that in this new set-up we shall be able to live up to the expectation of our clients and patients.

Soon, the LOVE BPH CAMPAIGN shall be launched to entice the private sector to support the only hospital in this island province. The purpose of this campaign is to spread information about the operations of the hospital and its present policies and how the constituents can help in creating a positive image of the hospital. This is necessary for the improvement of services because then the management and staff shall go about their tasks with confidence, vitality and dedication. As part-owner of this institution, every Biliranon has a stake on the conduct of its operations and the quality of services that is being provided by our employees and staff. It is therefore imperative that everyone must also know the deeper side of the operations and not just come into conclusions and throw negative inputs around that may undermine the need to bring in quality patients.

The prognosis of a recent guest is that Biliran Provincial Hospital if managed well can be the seat for many positive things to come in terms of health care service. In fact, coupled with the beautiful paradise-like landscape that Biliran enjoys, BPH can be a center for medical tourism in the future. With a positive outlook, Christ-like dedication to service and the love for Biliran and its constituents, good things are still going to manifest soon in this hospital.

This year’s celebration is capped with different activities such as a Fun Walk, a Thanksgiving Mass, a Motorcade, a Volleyball Tournament, and Palarong Pinoy in the afternoon. The evening’s dinner/socials is the highlight of the event and graced with the attendance of retirees of the hospital. A guest speaker in the person of Dr. Hildegardes C. Dineros, past President of the Sagip Bayan Foundation of St. Luke’s Hospital provided substance in the celebration as he enjoined the officers and staff to take pride in being part of the best hospital in the region and contribute the best of ourselves for the fulfillment of its mission in bringing forth the best healthcare service possible.

This year’s celebration is indeed a challenge to the management and staff of the Biliran Provincial Hospital not to sit on its laurels but to strive more to attain excellence in being public servants in a government institution. This is aptly expressed in the theme for this 50th Anniversary Celebration which is: Forging new challenges, braving renewed efforts, embracing new paradigms.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t really know that hospital, the equipment, facilities, services of medical staff, maintenance etc… It appears the hospital, as described, is an ideal one.

    Are the criticisms I’ve read in the blogs before now turned to candid appreciations? TAMA NGA BA MGA BILIRANONS?

  2. Asus kanang atung hospital. maylang na sud-ongon sa atubangan. ang akong ma-ipangotana sa atong mga politician nga mas importante ba ang building para aron ingnon sa mga tawo nga na improb na ang atong hospital or ang mga equipment, facilities,services of medical staff, maintenance or ang pag limpio sa sulod sa hospital nga pwerte kahugaw. labi na ang mga ward. gino-o ko ang mga haligi sa mga kama nga gi pangta-ay nagka guliyang na ang mga tapo tapo kay wala na silay kakapyotan tongod sa kabaga. kong may cellphone lang ang mga ta-ay ug mga tapo-tapo gitawagan na nila kong na-asa ra ang mga janitor kay dili na sila maka ginhawa tongod sa kabaga og kadaghan na nila. ang kasilyas hugaw bahu. ma-ayo kay ang mga nurse naka antos sila mang gitrabahu sa hugaw ug bahu nga hospital sus sayang pwerting puti-a ug plansado pa gyud ang ilang mga uniform. unsa manang mga politician diha sa atu mga buta or way mga ilong nga dili man sila maka sud-ong ug unsay limpio ug humot. ang ako rabang pag sabot sa hospital words limpio ug bacterya free. para dili mga infection ang may sakit. mas ma-ayo paman ang tangkal sa mga baboy dire sa europe kay limpio pa kay mga hadlok dire ang mga farmers nga mang gikasakit or ma infection ang ilang mga baboy. intawon cong.gov.mayora ug kinsa patong uban nga na-a sa governo nang gitrabahu. please ayaw mo palabi ug atender sa mga party party or sa mga opening cermony.ma-ayo man mo kay adto mo sa mga first class or private hospital mang gipatambal. ala-ot ang mga pobre kay anhara mang gipatambal diha sa Naval-Tangkals Baboy Hospital.

  3. miss sampaguita, thank u for ur post and for telling everyone that u r in europe, let time tell kung ang imong gisulti mao gihapon kanunay. God Bless u!

  4. hambugera man ni si ms sampaguita, $#$#$#$##$ mura nag si kinsa. tingalig ang imong balay ang tangkal sa baboy kay ikaw ang baboy mao nga limpyo. ayaw sigeg hinambug. tabangi ang hospital nga mama ayo parehas gibuhat sa ubang taga naval nga naas europe.

  5. TINUOD GYUD NA GISULTI NI SAMPAGUITA, SO MAO NI ATONG UTROHON, MODAWAT GAD TA SA MGA KOMENTO, DILI NATO TABUNAN ANG KAMATUORAN. SA SUNOD ATO NA AYOHON DI BA?

  6. PAWIKS

    BISAN PA SA UNA DAGHAN NA PARA ADTO SA COUNTRY INN O SA TINDAHAN, KANANG IMONG AMO NGA LIMBONGAN, MINGAW KAAYO DIDTO SA IYANG TINDAHAN UG BALAY KAY NGIL=AD MAN UG BATASAN HE HE HE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TIHIK PA GYUD HE HE HE!!!!!!!!!! GUTOM ANG LABAS SA MGA BATOS HE HE HE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAY UWAW DAUG LANG UG LIMBONG HE HE HE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PADAGANA BISAN UG UNSA BASTA DILI PCOS ANG GAMITON SIGURADO NA NGA BUROT HE HE HE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MGA LIMBONGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MGA KILLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. OI IKAW “UPAW” HUWAG KA NAMANG GANYAN, DILI NAMAN SILA MGA LIMBONGAN, PCOS MACHINE NAMAN ANG NANG-LIMBONG, SO MAY LUSOT SILA. UG DILI POD SILA MGA KILLER, KAY SI CORPIN MAN ANG NAGPATAY, SO MAY LUSOT GIHAPON.
    UNYA WA POD SILA MANGAWAT SA KABAN NG BAYAN KAY CORPORASYON MAN DAW ANG MGA ARI-ARIAN NGA NAPONDAR NILA, SO MAY LUSOT GIHAPON.

    ANG KAPAIT NIINI WAY TARONG NGA PROJECTO ANG BILIRAN KAY PERMI LA MAN SILA PALUSOT, PERO MGA TAWO NABUSLOT.

    LOOK AT THE HOSPITAL. JUST LIKE A WHITE ELEPHANT, THE BASIC EQUIPMENT NEEDED ARE NOT THERE OR NOT FUNCTIONING. ANG MGA TAWO NAGPA X-RAY SA PRIVATE CLINIC. UNYA UG MAG PUBLISH PA UG REPORT “THE BEST IN REGION 8”, WOW EXAGGERATED

    THE CIRCUMFERENTIAL ROAD, MAO UNTA NAY PRIORITY NGA PRIOJECT, PERO HANGTUD KARON WA GIHAPON MAHUMAN. UNSAON BAKA BUMABAWI PALANG SA NAGASTOS SA PCOS MACHINE.

  8. kanang hospital diha sa naval, dili na hospital para sa mga tawo hospital na sa mga hayup…..sa bagay ang mga bataan sa mga $#$# puro man diay mga hayup.

  9. draga
    ikaw daw higda diha ward. sud-onga ng mga higda-anan ug unsay mga hitsura. ang mga kasilyas sud-onga daw ug unsay imong opinyon.
    about 10 years ago na admit ang akong pag omangkon kay dako ug napaso. unya ning hangyo me sa hospital kong may aircon-room ba sila kay ang bata cg ug hilak tongod saka init sa iyang lawas sana paso. unya gitodlo-an me sa head-nurse ug asa ang aircon-room gi-ahak ha-ibay aircon nga gibutangan raman sa aircon ang nahabilin. unya wala pa gyud pilota ang gibutangan sa aircon.unya among gi-ingnan ang head-nurse nga nganong wala man tapaki ang nagawang sa gibutanga sa aircon. gitubag lapod me sa head-nurse nga ngadto mo sa mgatindahan pangayo mo ug carton para itapak sa nagawang sa gibutanga sa aircon. sus ug dili palang sala nga molaparo ug tawo ako ng gibuhat.pero unsa-on taman kita may nanginahanglan ug tabang mag pa-ilob nalang ta. ma-onga ning balhin nalang me sa tacloban sa saint paul hospital mas ma-ayo pa didto kay ang mga doctor,nurse mga friendly. ug na-ay imong ipangotana sa ila pinahaluna ang ilang itubag sa imo para dili mo boto ang vulcan sa imong ulo sa imong kapungot.

    draga. draga last july na admit ang among silingan. kay na brain-attack. ward sila na admit kay tongod sa kawad-on. ning visita ko sa ila.abi nimo ug unsay akong na-abtan ang nang gibantay na sa mga pasyente ma-oy na nilhig sa ward-room ang mga nurse nag tinaa-aw lang sa ila. imbis nga ilang pangita-on or tawagon nila ang mga taga limpyo or na-asa ra ang mga janitor. ma-ayo bana ma-o banay patakaran ug mga hospital? nga ang nang gibantay na sa mga pasyente ma-oy mang limpyo?
    siguro draga kwartahan ka ma-abot nimo ang mga private hospital coz you dont care ug unsay kahimtang sa mga tawong walay ika bayad sa mga private hospital.
    ultimong electric-fan para sa ward-room waaaaaa. ang nang gibantay ma-oy mag buntag ug pinay payay sa pasyente.
    pero ug na-ay fiesta unya imbitado ang mga politicians. pa kuratsahun sila basta mag pa uwan gyud na sila ug kwarta mang lamwas na sa nigo.para ingnon nga kwartahan sila pero di-ay to ang kwarta sa governo ma-oy ilang gipanghambog.

  10. Hi Draga.
    siguro na-aka sa hospital nag trabahu kay suko manka nako. y man nga dili manka maka dawat sa kamato-oran? dont be hypocrita.
    draga wala ko mang hambog nga di-ako sa europe. kay dili lalim ning malayo sa famailya. kay gikuha-an lang nako ug basi sa tangkal sa baboy dire. siguro ikaw ra ang baboy ug batasan kay wala kay kalu-oy sa mga tawong na-a sa ward nanga admit. siguro sama ka sa pananglitanan nga ma-ayo kala ug barug pero ang imong kasing kasing ang sulod ood.

  11. tang ina hospital yan.. ang tagal ng doctor ang mahal ng bayan sa hospital.. grabeh papahirapan ang pasyente bago asekasuhin.. ganyan ba talga kayo dyan? imbis buhayin nyo ang pasyente pinapatay nyo lalo.. hoy mga doctor, nurses at iba pang kumakatawan jan sa naval hospital na yan makunsinya nman kayo..

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