Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital celebrates 48 years of compassion, respect, quality, and innovation. The anniversary is commemorated by the unveiling of the new vision, mission, and values of CebuDoc Group; and the recognition of employees who stayed in CebuDoc for at least 5 years up to 40 years.
With its rich history, CebuDoc has embraced and nurtured those who seek its care. With a sole mission – to deliver reliable clinical outcomes, through delightful experiences and committed to the highest of values, the hospital strives to be a place of enduring quality and respect. “The successful growth of our company is the direct result of you, our valued employees.” said Dr. Potenciano “Yong” S.D Larrazabal, III, CebuDoc Group’s President and Chairman of the Board.
The 48-year-old hospital acknowledges and appreciates that the foundation of its success is built upon its employees’ commitment to the institution. “Our vision for the company will not be realized without your dedication and commitment. Every member of this team is worth recognizing for your invaluable support to the realization of our goals,” he added.
NEW VISION, MISSION, AND VALUES
This year’s commemoration reminds CebuDoc of its rich history; its founders paving the way with a strong vision which the institution is now known for – providing excellent healthcare. For the past three years, CebuDoc Group successfully transitioned to the brand new leadership of Dr. Potenciano S.D. Larrazabal III, who finds 2020 as the best time sail to the future with a new, unified, and inclusive Vision, Mission, and Values.
“Your most trusted, lifelong partner in healthcare”, the new vision of CebuDoc Group is fastened on three perspectives – for the patients, partner healthcare professionals, and employees. It aims to be the patients’ partner in all stages of their life, from pediatrics to geriatrics. It aims to be an institution of choice for healthcare professionals to practice their career and to be the employer of choice that advances professional growth.
CebuDoc Group’s Mission is its reason of being that is rooted in their deep commitment to compassionate service and their relentless pursuit to innovate and to deliver reliable outcomes through delightful patient experience served by esteemed healthcare professionals where quality and respect are essential.
And for the institution to navigate towards the future with courage and confidence and to realize its Vision and Mission, it has set its moral compass which will be the company’s guiding force – compassion, respect, quality, and innovation.
MILESTONE BEYOND YEARS OF SERVICE
“Every anniversary, we recognize employees to celebrate their growth and accomplishments in the company. It is our way to reassure them that they are valued,” said Engr. Huriel C. Alejandro, CebuDoc Group Corporate Hospital Administrator.
One of its valued employees, Mrs. Vilma A. Ortega, is celebrated as one of this year’s 40 Years Loyalty Service Awardees. She is joined by another 40 years loyalty service awardee, Mr. Hernane B. Son; 35 years loyalty service awardees, Mrs. Edna Jocelyn Caballero, Ms. Agnes Baviera, Ms. Alexandra Solon, and Ms. Sofia Vivares.
Mrs. Ortega studied Health Aid at the University of the Visayas. She shared that she wanted to be a nurse but due to insufficient funds and being the eldest, she has to sacrifice her dreams. She joined CebuDoc as a Nursing Aid in 1979, eventually became a ward clerk in 1982 to be trained by the Nursing Director back then. She holds an Accounting degree and some units for a Masters Degree at the University of San Jose – Recoletos. She progressively acquired new skills and increased responsibilities which led to her several promotions through the years. She is now the Head of the Medical Records Unit.
“For my 40 years of experience, working at CebuDoc made a huge difference in my personality and spiritually,” said Mrs. Ortega.
In her early days, CebuDoc back then has already been recognized by many as one of the top private hospitals in Cebu City. She has witnessed CebuDoc’s valuable milestones over the years and its expansion to now seven key locations in the Visayas and recognized as the most outstanding hospital in the Philippines by the Philippine Hospital Association.
She shared that she is blessed and happy to be a part of CebuDoc Group which is continuously growing. “I am glad to grow with CebuDoc Group,” she added.
Mrs. Ortega is dedicated to her job, loyal to her colleagues, and diligent in her work. In her 40 years in service, learning and professional growth will not stop. “I am still interested to learn and acquire new knowledge and skills,” she mentioned.
With a warm and engaging working environment in CebuDoc, she enjoys working with her team, with other departments or section heads. “I appreciate the friendship that I have with my colleagues, the care and concern for one another is pure and genuine.”
There were also other 107 awardees recognized for their meritorious tenure in the organization where they spent at least 5 years.
“You too have reached an important milestone. Thank you for the many years of service and dedication to making our Vision, Mission, and Values come true every day for every patient.” Engr. Alejandro concluded.