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Makati City signs referral agreement with CSMC

QUEZON CITY, (PIA) -- Good news to Makatizens! Makati City Mayor Abby Binay recently led the signing of an agreement with Cardinal Santos Medical Center to accommodate patient referrals from the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) who need specialized care and services.

"Our partnership with CSMC will benefit Makatizens immensely. It provides them easy access to top-tier healthcare services and a wider range of specialists. I want to ensure that quality healthcare is accessible for anyone who needs it—regardless of their ability to pay," Mayor Abby said.

She also said that the memorandum of agreement between Makati City and CSMC will allow for smoother and faster patient transfers between the two hospitals, allowing Makatizens to receive more comprehensive healthcare.

Binay explained that while OsMak is an ISO-certified tertiary-level hospital, it still has limitations regarding medical services on its ancillary and diagnostic services. She said that the partnership with CSMC will facilitate continuity of care and ensure the best possible health outcomes for patients from OSMak.

Under the agreement, patients must first be assessed and treated at OsMak before being referred to CSMC. OsMak will then send an LOA to CSMC detailing the patient's medical needs. Makatizens can only be treated for specified medical services at CSMC and will be referred to OsMak for follow-up care.

Mayor Abby added that the agreement with CSMC reinforces the city's commitment to health equity and access to quality healthcare for everyone in Makati.

The partnership will initially run for one year but may be renewed depending on the program results.

Mr. Raul C. Pagdanganan-CSMC CEO and President; Marivic S. Mabuti-SVP and Chief Financial Officer; Emelie P. Escasinas- AVP and Head of Business Planning and Development Division; Dr. Vergel P. Binay, OsMak Hospital Director; Atty. Allan Contreras, OSMak Legal Section Head; Schyler Oliano, OsMak Medical Social Service Head, and Makati City Accountant William Dayrit formalized the contract at Makati City Hall.

The city government had established similar partnerships with Makati Medical Center and the Philippine Children's Medical Center, tapping their specialized healthcare services and medical equipment for Makatizens.

"We are always looking for ways to improve our healthcare system, and this partnership with CSMC is just another step in the right direction. We will continue looking for ways to give our citizens access to the quality healthcare they need and deserve," Mayor Abby explained. (Makati City/PIA-NCR)  

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