A MOMENTOUS occasion unfolded on August 26, 2023, as Mendero Medical Center, a trusted institution in the healthcare arena, held a groundbreaking ceremony for its soon-to-rise advanced Dialysis Care Center in Sogod town, Cebu. The event, hosted by the affable Guilian Soronio, not only marked a significant milestone for healthcare in northern Cebu but also underscored Mendero Medical Center's unwavering dedication to pioneering comprehensive and state-of-the-art healthcare solutions.
At the heart of this groundbreaking ceremony were prominent figures, including Fifth District Representative Congressman Vincent Franco "Duke" Frasco, who has been an ardent supporter of advancing healthcare accessibility in the region. His presence resonated with the gathering as a testament to the government's commitment to bolstering healthcare infrastructure.
Gracing the event with their distinguished presence were key personalities from Mendero Medical Center's leadership team. Doctor Samuel I. Mendero III, the esteemed Chief Executive Officer of the medical center, stood as a beacon of inspiration for the endeavor. His visionary leadership has been instrumental in steering the institution towards a path of innovation and excellence. Working alongside him is the accomplished Chief Operating Officer, Aurelio "Leo" Dizon, who brings a wealth of operational expertise to the table.
The ceremony was graced by other key figures, including Board Member Mike Villamor, Mayor Lissa Marie Streegan, Vice Mayor Richard Streegan, and Dr. Ma. Lourdes Mendero. Their collective presence underlined the collaborative efforts between government bodies and healthcare institutions to address the pressing healthcare needs of the community.
One of the key highlights of the groundbreaking venture is the pivotal role it plays in filling a crucial void in the mid-northern region of Cebu—the dearth of advanced dialysis services. Dialysis, a life-saving medical procedure, becomes more accessible to the community through the state-of-the-art Dialysis Center. With the charismatic Guilian Soronio steering the event, the gathering celebrated the prospect of having comprehensive dialysis services closer to home, alleviating the need for patients to travel long distances for essential treatments.
“We want to be trailblazers in providing healthcare across Cebu,” Dr. Mendero III shared. “The Dialysis Center will offer services such as radiology (X-rays and ultrasounds) as well as essential laboratory tests including complete blood count (CBC), renal function analysis, blood chemistry, and other basic outpatient laboratory services,” Mendero expounded. This holistic approach to healthcare reinforces the commitment of Mendero Medical Center to provide not just dialysis but also an integrated spectrum of diagnostics and care.
In a landscape where healthcare is increasingly seen as a fundamental right, Mendero Medical Center's initiative stands tall as an emblem of progress. The soon-to-rise Dialysis Center is not just a building—it is a beacon of hope, an embodiment of dedication, and a promise of a healthier future for the people of Sogod town and beyond. (SPONSORED CONTENT)