AN integrated modern medical and wellness facility surrounded by lush greenery and a relaxing 12-hectare lake that complements a posh residential development is soon to rise at The Lakeshore here.

Groundbreaking ceremonies for The Lakeshore Medical Center (TLMC) and The Lighthouse Residences were held on July 24 led by The Lakeshore developer Architect Nestor S. Mangio, government officials, and doctors.

Joining Mangio during the groundbreaking ceremonies were Pampanga Third District Representative Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales, Governor Dennis Pineda’s representative Special Assistant Angie Blanco, Mexico Vice Mayor Rodensio Gonzales, TLMC Chairman Dino Granda, TLMC President Dr. Ramon Katigbak, and TLMC Director Dr. Augusto Galang.

The project will include the construction of a 200-bed capacity modern and well-equipped hospital as the flagship development; residential condominiums and condotel; medical arts building and commercial center; wellness and longevity medical spa; immune cell therapy; hyperbaric oxygen therapy; medical school; assisted living facility; retirees home/hospice; and a center for geriatric medicine.

The P1.3 billion hospital will house modern medical facilities and subspecialty disciplines and dedicated centers and institutes including a kidney and renal Transplant institute, heart institute, cancer institute, neurology with stroke center, center for trauma and rehabilitation, state-of-the-art operating theaters, modern and well-equipped radiology department, nuclear medicine, and a modern emergency department.

The medical center will also have fully-equipped and modern ambulances, where treatment can be started in transit. It is a helicopter-ready facility to accept air-lifting services. Its operating room will be fully-equipped to handle surgeries for vascular, cardiovascular, abdominal, trauma, oncological, neurosurgical, and urological among others.

Other general services and subspecialties such as gastroenterology, nephrology, endocrine, pulmonary, infectious, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics will be available. It will also house an ICU, a CCU, and eventually a stroke unit.

To complete the delivery of services and handle the basic and challenging cases of healthcare, TLMC will build condominium and condotel towers called The Lighthouse Residences worth P2.4 billion.

These towers will be connected to the medical center and emergency room through a bridge. Each room will have a “Red Phone” or intercom system that is directly connected to the Emergency Room or emergency response concierge.

Meanwhile, the main door, bathrooms, flooring, and switches will be suited for patient housing. There will be an oxygen piping and suction system in each unit if unit owners have their patients live with them.

Exercise and physical activity podiums, open and lush gardens, swimming pools and other amenities will also be provided.

The condominiums and condotels will also be available for guests for staycations, away from the metropolis to rest and commune with nature.

A medical school will also be constructed to address the project's operational demands in the workforce, including its future full capacity demands for medical doctor practitioners and allied medical professionals.

Construction works are set to start this October. The target date of completion for The Lighthouse Residences is December 2024, while The Lakeshore Medical Center is set to open in 2025.