Construction of multispecialty hospital in Clark Freeport starts

First Lady Louise Araneta-Marcos (fourth from left), Clark Development Coporation (CDC) President Agnes Devanadera (second from right), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Assistant Vice President Ma. Vina Claudette Oca, Pampanga Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda, Vice Governor Lilia Pineda, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Teodoro Herbosa, and Bloomberry Cultural Foundation Inc. (BCFI) Executive Director Filipina Laurena lead the groundbreaking and capsule laying ceremonies for the Clark Multi-Specialty Medical Center. 
Photo courtesy of CDC
First Lady Louise Araneta-Marcos (fourth from left), Clark Development Coporation (CDC) President Agnes Devanadera (second from right), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Assistant Vice President Ma. Vina Claudette Oca, Pampanga Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda, Vice Governor Lilia Pineda, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Teodoro Herbosa, and Bloomberry Cultural Foundation Inc. (BCFI) Executive Director Filipina Laurena lead the groundbreaking and capsule laying ceremonies for the Clark Multi-Specialty Medical Center. Photo courtesy of CDC

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO --- The construction of the Clark Multi-Specialty Medical Center (CMSMC) started on July 10, 2024.

First Lady Louise Araneta-Marcos, Health Secretary Teodoro Herbosa, Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda and Vice Governor Lilia Pineda, led the groundbreaking and time capsule laying rites of the facility located along Prince Balagtas Avenue in Clark Freeport.

The CMSMC is a priority project of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. under Republic Act 11959 or the Regional Specialty Centers Act.

The act aims to make accessible to the masses fast and affordable treatment to cases of heart, lung, bladder and health care services without going to hospitals in Metro Manila.

CMSMC. The architect's perspective of the Clark Multi-Specialty Medical Center.
CMSMC. The architect's perspective of the Clark Multi-Specialty Medical Center.

The CMSMC site, which was inspected by President Marcos in July 2023, has an area of 5.7 hectares.

The Renal Building, with a P1-billion funding from the Department of Health, will be the first to be constructed by the Department of Public Works and Highways.

The six-storey structure has a total floor area of 10,600 square meters with a capacity of 110 beds (expandable to 272) and is projected to be completed within 18 months.

The Children’s Medical Center will simultaneously be constructed through a P1-billion funding from the Bloomberry Cultural Foundation. It has a similar floor area like the Renal Building and is also targeted to be completed in 18 months.

The Medical Arts Building, which detailed engineering design is undergoing review, will be funded by the Clark Development Corporation.

The CMSMC is one of 300 specialty hospitals that the government aims to build across the country by 2028.

Of the 300, 160 have been built and opened during the second year in office of President Marcos.

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