De la Salle University - Health Sciences Campus: Nurturing People through Healing, Teaching and Research
In 1964, a group of young doctors/ consultants from the College of Medicine of the University of the Philippines and the Philippine General Hospital decided to put up a hospital. On August 15, 1967, Medical Center Manila was inaugurated. The group, which then grew to about 150, was aware of the need for a well-trained support staff so, they ventured into education, initially involving paramedical personnel. In 1976, a decision to put up a medical school was reached. In consonance with the government policy of dispersing educational facilities outside the capital city and encouraging the establishment of medical schools in various regions of the country, they decided to establish a medical school in Dasmarinas, Cavite. The campus chosen was near the resettlement areas.
In 1977, the University Physicians Foundation, Inc. was organized to take care of the establishment and management of the medical school in Dasmarinas, Cavite. In June 1979, the Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine opened with the Jose P. Rizal National Medical Research Center as its initial teaching hospital. In 1980, an agreement was signed with the Ministry of Health to allow the school to utilize the Andres Bonifacio Memorial Hospital as affiliate hospital for the teaching of medical and paramedical students. In the same year, the foundation acquired 1.2 hectares of additional property. The construction of a 180-bed teaching hospital then followed. This four-storey hospital, the University Medical Center, was inaugurated on July 31, 1982. In 1985, the construction of the second fourstorey Medical Research Building for the College of Medicine started.
In June 1987, the ownership and management of the Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine and the University Medical Center was acquired by the De La Salle University. The College of Medicine was renamed the De La Salle University-Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine and the hospital the De La Salle University Medical Center.
In 1990, the Wu Building (the second building of the De La Salle University Medical Center) wasinaugurated.
Later, in 1992, the college was renamed the De La Salle University College of Medicine. On April 7, 1994, the DLSUAngelo King Medical Research Center was established. In June of the same year, the College of Physical Therapy, which was still part of DLSUAguinaldo (now DLSU-Dasmarinas 1996) then was transferred to the institution. By June 1995, the complex consisting of the College of Medicine, University Medical Center, College of Physical Therapy and Research Services was named De La Salle University - Health Sciences Campus, DLSU-HSC, (St. Br. Miguel Febres Cordero Medical Education Foundation)
In 1996, the construction of the 10-storey Teodorica Favis Vda. De Rivero Hall, an annex of the University Medical Center, and the one-storey Jose Sotto Tantiansu Cancer Institute was started. The Rivero Hall became operational in August 1997 and the Cancer Institute in 1998. On January 1999, the Institute of Continuing Education for the Health Professionals (formerly the Institute of Graduate Studies) was established.
In October 1999 and July 2003, the De La Salle University Medical Center gained the distinction of being the first hospital in the Philippines to be awarded an ISO 9001 Certification and a certifi cation by the TUVRheinland Berlin-Brandenburg Group of Companies, respectively.
In May 2000, the Colleges of Medical Radiation Technology and Nursing and Midwifery (formerly under the De La Salle University Dasmarinas) were transferred to the DLSU-Health Sciences Campus.
The De La SalleHealth and Sciences Campus continuously nurtures people through healing, teaching and research.
The DLSU-Health Sciences Campus occupies an eighthectare lot in Dasmarinas, Cavite. It is approximately 32 kilometers south of Manila and a kilometer away from the Dasmarinas town proper. The campus is easily accessible by public transportation through four main routes: The Coastal Road-Aguinaldo Highway route from the North, the Governors Drive from the West, andthe Carmona Highway and Daang Hari from the East. The campus location in the emerging city that is Dasmarinas is greatly conducive to learning, being both accessible to the conveniences of a city and at the same time, surrounded by the lush and serene environment of the countryside. Within a kilometer radius are the DLSU-Dasmarinas, other colleges, shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment centers and the student villages and homes.
A 20-year campus development plan (2003-2023) with the following facilities and buildings is envisioned by the present administration, namely Medical, Twin Dormitory, Administration, Medical Arts, Health Allied, Arts & Sciences, Library, museums, gymnasium and sports facilities, theaters and auditoriums, experiments facility and animal houses, herbal gardens and neuro science and hospital expansion facilities.
The De La Salle University Health Sciences Campus is now named De La SalleHealth Sciences Campus, a legitimate part of the De La Salle University System. The institution continuously strives to give better services for the glory of God and for the benefi t of the people as it fulfills the mission.
The De La Salle - Health Science Campus is the unit for health profession, education, service and research of the DLSU System. Inspired by the Gospel of Religio Mores Cultura and the charism of St. John Baptist De La Salle, DLS-HSC aims to form Lasallian Achievers and Healers for God and for the country. It envisions the highest quality of life for our people by serving as dynamic catalysts for ethical, spiritual, social and economic transformation of the individual, community and country.
DLS-HSC aims to become a center of excellence in health care services, health profession education and health-related researches while maintaining the pride in the Lasallian identity. It shall also serve as a nurturing environment for relevant and lifelong learning, competent teaching, compassionate, holistic healing, and scientific inquiry, producing socially responsible and nationalistic health professionals committed to the needs of the people.
Through careful stewardship of resources, effective management and leadership, linkages with other institution and innovative communityoriented programs, DLS-HSC shall promote health.
FLAGSHIP COURSESThe De La Salle - Health Sciences Campus (DLS-HSC), a legitimate part of the De La Salle University System, is an institution consisting of colleges, research and hospital facilities aiming to give quality education and health care services to people.
The institution is comprised of the College of Medicine, which provides quality medical education and promotes academic excellence, scholarliness, the scientific attitude and socially relevant experiences. It promotes a holistic approach to education for the benefit and satisfaction of the patient.
The College of Physical Therapy, a fi ve-year program that directs and produces competent physical therapists, who are responsive to the rehabilitation needs of the community and sensitive in treating disabled persons with respect and compassion. The CPT aims to uplift the plight of the disabled Filipino.
The College of Nursing and Midwifery develops students and prepares them to serve in the fi rst level of health care practices. It also aims to graduate midwives and nurses who can communicate effectively, respond to national and global concerns, and work for personal and professional growth.
The DLS-HSC College of Medical Radiation Technology provides the country with X-Ray radiological technologists who are professionally trained in the application of ionizing radiation for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The HSC is the only school in country with fully equipped laboratory. It was ranked by the Philippine Regulatory Commission as one of the top performing schools in the Philippines in terms of Radiation Technology.
The Institute of Continuing Education in Health Professions, another component of DLS-HSC,offering certifi cate courses in Health Professions Education, Occupational Health Practices, and Health Information Management.
The Angelo King Medical Research Center is established to sustain the development and improvement of the institution through its research capabilities. Today, the Research Centerhas several units serving not only the institution but the community.
The De La Salle Universitym Medical Center is the first hospital in the Philippines to be awarded with ISO 9001:2001. The hospital serves as the training ground for medical and paramedical students. More so, it is dedicated to give quality health care services to the community as it carries on its vision and mission of proclaiming Gods love through holistic health services by extending services to the people.
The De La Salle - Health Sciences Campus, moving up and ahead in nurturing people through healing, teaching and research.…
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