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Health human resources in Southern Philippines Medical Center, a 1,200-bed-capacity, tertiary government hospital

SPMC J Health Care Serv. 2019;5(1):5 ARK: http://n2t.net/ark:/76951/jhcs92ukb8


Klarissa Jane Pillerin,1 Clarence Xlasi Ladrero2


1Human Resource and Management Office, Southern Philippines Medical Center, JP Laurel Ave, Davao City, Philippines
2Research Publication Office, Southern Philippines Medical Center, JP Laurel Ave, Davao City, Philippines


Correspondence Klarissa Jane Pillerin, klarissapillerin@gmail.com

Received 19 March 2019

Accepted 27 June 2019

Cite as Pillerin KJ, Ladrero CX. Health human resources in Southern Philippines Medical Center, a 1,200-bed-capacity, tertiary government hospital. SPMC J Health Care Serv. 2019;5(1):5. http://n2t.net/ark:/76951/jhcs92ukb8


In November 2009, through Republic Act 9792, Davao Medical Center was renamed Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC). This act also provided for the increase in the bed capacity of the hospital from 600 to 1,200 beds.1 The set of implementing rules and regulations for the legislation subsequently specified the increase in the number of health human resources in SPMC to cope up with the hospital's growing number of clients.2


Currently, SPMC has a total of 4,737 personnel, composed of 3,329 employees with plantilla positions and 1,408 employees with non-plantilla positions, deployed to the different divisions of the hospital. Roughly a third of the total personnel are administrative staff, and two thirds are medical and allied medical staff. The Medical Center Chief (MCC) oversees the operations of the whole hospital. Five administrators directly assist the MCC in hospital management: the Chief of Medical Professional Services, the Chief Nurse, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Financial and Management Officer, and the Chief of Allied Professional Services.


Due to the increasing bed occupancy rates and the pressing need to increase health human resources in SPMC, an increase in the institution’s bed capacity from 1,200 to 1,500 is presently being proposed through House Bill 7061.3 Once the bill is passed into law, it is expected that additional plantilla items will be created in order to meet the greater operational demands of a bigger hospital.



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Acknowledgments

We would like to thank Ms Adelina Macaraeg and Mr Jason Deocampo of the Human Resource Management Office in Southern Philippines Medical Center for providing us the data used in the infographic.


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Commissioned


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Competing interests

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References

1. Republic of the Philippines. An Act changing the name of the Davao Medical Center in Davao City to the Southern Philippines Medical Center, increasing its bed capacity from six hundred (600) to one thousand two hundred (1,200), upgrading its service facilities and professional health care, authorizing the increase of its medical personnel and appropriating funds therefor, Republic Act 9792 (19 November 2009).


2. Department of Health. Implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act No. 9792 “An Act changing the name of the Davao Medical Center in Davao City to the Southern Philippines Medical Center, increasing its bed capacity from six hundred (600) to one thousand two hundred (1,200), upgrading its service facilities and professional health care, authorizing the increase of its medical personnel and appropriating funds therefor”, Administrative Order No. 2016-0015 (2009).


3. Republic of the Philippines. An Act increasing the bed capacity of Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City from One Thousand Two Hundred (1,200) to One Thousand Five Hundred (1, 500) beds, upgrading its professional health care services and facilities, authorizing the increase of its medical personnel and appropriating funds therefor, House Bill No. 7061 (30 January 2018).



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Published
July 23, 2019

Issue
Volume 5 Issue 1 (2019)

Section
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