25 years of Mactan Doc

Mactan Doctors Hospital has commemorated a significant milestone. The pioneer of excellent medical services in Mactan Island just marked 25 years of compassion, quality, and innovation. Activities were lined up to celebrate the Silver Anniversary and among them was the grand dinner party held at the Crown Regency Hotel and Suites that gathered at least 300 people. Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III, the president and chairman of CebuDoc Group (CDG), also joined the MactanDoc team during the special occasion. “Mactan Doctors will always have a special place in my heart. This is where I first practiced my medical profession,” said Dr. Yong, who turned quite emotional when he reminisced his late father Dr. Potenciano Larrazabal Jr., the founder of CDG. For his part, MactanDoc Hospital Administrator Antonio Labador said: “Celebrating 25 years is a fulfilling milestone for the whole team and if it weren’t for the hard work of the hospital staff and physicians, MactanDoc would not have reached its goal.” MactanDoc recognizedthe people who made valuable contributions to the hospital’ssuccess. It awarded employees for their commendable work performance and loyalty. Twenty seven individuals were given Service Awards while 11 employees were awarded for their Perfect Attendance.

The beginning

MactanDoc’s 25 years started with the idea of CDG founder Dr. Larrabal Jr. to construct a hospital that could meet the health needs of the people in Mactan and its neighboring areas. On March 12, 1991, an organizational meeting was held to lay down the plans. Few months later or August 5 of the same year, the actual construction began. Fast forward to December 19, 1992, MactanDoc was already able to provide outpatient services and on August 22, 1993, the dream ohaving a medical center in Mactan was finally materialized. A day after, the hospital opened its doors to patients. To date, MactanDoc implements a three-phase hospital expansion. This as they continue to innovate in line with its aim to serve patients better.

The construction of the hospital’s three-storey medical arts building has kicked off and is expected to be operational early next year. It will be housing doctors clinics to meet the increasing demand for healthcare in Mactan. Next in line is the development of the two-storey concierge facility in the hospital and the last is the expansion of MactanDoc’s bed capacity.

Medical Mission

Over a thousand residents in Lapu-Lapu City received free surgical and medical services from volunteer nurses, doctors and senior consultants during the Medical Mission held at the barangay hall andgym of Basak, Lapu-Lapu City as part of MactanDoc’s 25th Year Anniversary Celebration.“The main motivation of the Medical Mission was in recognition to the memorial of our late President and Chairman of the Board, Dr.Potenciano V. Larrazabal, Jr., who founded the CebuDoc Group of Hospitals,” said Labador. MactanDoc, headed by its Medical Director Dr. Joselito Montesclaros, offered complete services including dental, optometry,medical consultation (pedia, adult,OB-Gyne, surgery) and laboratory procedures (FBS, cholesterol, triglyceride, blood uric acid and bone density) to the patients. Those who needed more check-ups were immediately referred to the hospital for an appointment. Aside from the consultations, the MactanDoc team also gave free medicines and reading glasses.

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