UST Legazpi opens new hospital building

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(Photo courtesy of UST Legazpi Facebook page)

UST LEGAZPI administrators blessed the newly constructed Santo Rosario Building, or UST Legazpi Hospital, last June 22.

UST Legazpi Rector and President Fr. Ernesto Arceo, O.P., said more than P100 million was spent on the construction of the hospital.

“We hope that this new [building] will further improve the holistic services that we are giving to our patients—the healing of both the body and soul,” Arceo told the Varsitarian in an online interview.

He said the hospital would start admitting patients once an occupancy permit from the local government is issued.

Edberto General, an alumnus of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, was appointed medical director.

The hospital‘s emergency room has its own operating room and isolation room. A pharmacy and some clinics for medical consultants are also available in some floors.

Three operating theaters, a nursery intensive care unit, 14-seater dialysis center, a chemotherapy center and a blood transfusion unit are located at the second floor of the hospital.

The third floor of the building houses a heart station, the endoscopy unit and a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag.

The fourth floor of the building has a function hall with a view of Mayon Volcano.

UST Legazpi pastoral director Fr. Gallardo Bombase, O.P., Vice Rector for Administration and Fr. Finance Edwin Lao, O.P. and Hospital Administrator Walter Randolph Jalgalado attended the inaugural rites. Raimee Rose L. Arugay

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