Offering affordable and quality healthcare to the Butuanons and neighboring places of Caraga Region.
Allied Care Experts or ACE Medical Center Butuan will soon rise along South Montilla Boulevard, near COA building, Villa Kananga, Butuan City. An 8-storey building will be constructed with state of the art facilities and medical equipment, air ambulance and portable membership cards to any hospital branch.
“We want to offer affordable quality healthcare to the people. At present, big hospitals and Health Maintenance Organization (HMOs) are all located in Manila. Patients in the provinces have to travel, even fly to Manila just to get tests and treatments. The ACE Medical Center hopes to meet that vital need,” Dr. Amado Enriquez, founding chairman of the ACE Medical Center Group said.
This led to the commitment of ACE Medical Center Inc. to continue building hospitals where they are needed in the provinces.
At present, there are ACE Medical Centers in Valenzuela and Baliwag which are fully operational since its completion in 2015. Just recently, ACE Medical Center in Pateros was given the green light to operate by the Department of Health. In addition, ACE Medical Center in Quezon City will be completed this August. The company has also started initial work on its Mandaluyong and Malolos, Bulacan hospitals.
In Luzon, hospitals will be built by ACE Medical in Legaspi and Puerto Princesa this year. Meanwhile, eight hospitals are scheduled to be built in the Visayas namely: Bohol, Iloilo, Cebu, Dumaguete, Tacloban,Bacolod and two hospitals in Negros Occidental.
In Mindanao, the company is targeting to build five hospitals such as in Butuan,Dipolog, Zamboanga, General Santos, and Cagayan de Oro.
Each ACE Medical Center hospital has a 100 to 250-bed capacity depending on the location and need of the place. All these hospitals have state-of the-art facilities and medical equipment.
One of the existing hospitals under its portfolio, the Baypointe in Subic even has an air ambulance or sea plane that can transport patients by air when necessary. Called Carejet Assist, it uses a sea plane equipped with the necessary medical equipment to airlift patients needing immediate medical services.
Dr. Enriquez said the company’s business model where they accept doctors as part owners of the hospital is one of the strengths of the ACE Medical Center group. At present, hospitals are usually owned by foundations or private individuals or families. As such, doctors simply work or are treated as professionals with little or no input at all in the management and future of the hospital.