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A Quarterly Publication of St. Luke’s Medical Center - Resource Development Group SY N E R GY VOLUME 10 ISSUE No.01 FIGHTING SPIRIT A salute to the strength and compassion the members of this community have for one another.

EDITORIAL BOARD Arturo S. De La Peña, MD, FPCS, FACS Benjamin S.A. Campomanes, Jr., MD Joyce Laramina K. Nazario EDITORIAL TEAM EXECUTIVE EDITOR Kara Ortiga CREATIVE DIRECTOR Edric dela Rosa ASSOCIATE EDITOR Niña Bautista EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Jude Trinidad THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY YOU MAY CONTACT US FOR YOUR DONATIONS: ST. LUKE’S MEDICAL CENTER - RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT GROUP 5/F, St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City 32nd Street and 5th Avenue (+632) 789-7700 extension 5076 and 5077 8/F St Luke’s College of Medicine - William H. Quasha Memorial 279 E. Rodriguez Ave., Quezon City Website: E-mail: [email protected] For comments and suggestions, please call Niña Mirrela C. Bautista ReD – Fund Development Officer Tel. No.: (632) 789-7576

SY N E R GY STRONGER During these times, the St. Luke’s Foundation and the Resource Development TOMORROW Group had kept on their toes, providing aid to people in need both inside and outside As we welcome a new year, it only seems the hospital. apt to also talk about dusting ourselves off of the past to arise to a fresh new start. To This year, they aren’t wasting any more say that last year was a difficult one would time. Again, the ball is rolling, kicking off be a great understatement. It had thrown the year with renewed sense of energy to us all off course, and forced to wake up to continue to help the community and ensure an unfamiliar and haunting reality. But it no one is left behind. was also a year that allowed us to unleash incredible tenacity in the face of hardships. The Nursing Care Groups of Global City and Quezon City have already touched base with their partner communities, organized activities and distributed family packs to their adopted family beneficiaries. The Foundation has awarded 12 full scholarships and 6 half scholarships to medical students allowing them to be relieved of the financial stress that their families might be facing during this daunting time. Dedicated to protecting their own, the Foundation donated the RT-PCR test kits that we received from Siemens Healthineers and hand creams from Beiersdorf Philippines, Inc. for the use of medical frontliners. Lastly, the Foundation also donated computer units to government agencies in charge of community peace and order during this pandemic. As we welcome a new year, let’s not forget to keep our heads high. We have learned a lot about the community and its function in a time of crisis, and now we are much better prepared to face new challenges. One thing is certain, we have to work together. Arturo S. De La Peña, MD, FPCS, FACS 01 President & CEO St. Luke’s Medical Center President, St. Luke’s Medical Center Foundation, Inc. March 2021

SY N E R GY DONATION DRIVE THE FOUNDATION DONATES TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND HEALTHCARE FRONTLINERS In December last year, the St. Global City and Quezon City. Luke’s Foundation donated As the hands of the healthcare computer units to Philippine workers are prone to drying law enforcement agencies due to frequent washing and under the Department of disinfecting, hand creams Interior and Local Government will revive and restore the (DILG) and Department of moisture and state of health Justice (DOJ). A total of ten of their healing hands. computer sets were donated to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Philippine National Police - National Capital Region (PNP- NCR) - Taguig Headquarters and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). In the same month, The Foundation received a donation from Beiersdorf Philippines,Inc., which allowed them to distribute Nivea hand creams to about 7,000 medical frontliners and associates of the hospital in both St. Luke’s Medical Center 02 March 2021

SY N E R GY PROTECTING Pathology Department’s cold OUR OWN storage facilities in Global City last February 11, 2021 for use FOUNDATION DONATES in the regular mass testing of RT-PCR TEST KITS the hospital personnel. In its continued fight against The RT PCR or Reverse the global pandemic, the St. Transcription Polymerase Luke’s Foundation donated Chain Reaction is a globally screening kits to the hospital acknowledged accurate in order to benefit the medical laboratory screening frontliners most vulnerable technique to test the to the sickness. Thirty boxes presence of COVID-19 virus of COVID-19 RT-PCR test in an individual. They were kits were turned over to the donated by manufacturer St. Luke’s Medical Center Siemens Healthineers which have tied up with the Foundation to boost its COVID-19 Emergency Response Program. The test kits will be used to accomplish the required regular screening and check- up of hospital personnel, especially the COVID-19 frontliners, so that they can be assured of their own health to perform their duties and to guarantee the patients of their safe delivery of healthcare services. March 2021 03

SY N E R GY AIMING HIGH MEET THE STERLING MEDICAL SCHOLARS OF THE ST. LUKE’S COLLEGE OF MEDICINE Students are one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. Acknowledging this, the St. Luke’s Foundation awarded 12 full and 6 partial scholarships to first-year medical students in 2020. These students embody the grit and dedication of future doctors. The scholarships allow them to go to school not only to be free from the usual financial burdens for their families but more so to be honed into exceptional professionals someday through the school’s innovative medical education system drawn from its long years of providing top notch academic training facilities and faculties. FULL SCHOLARS From Left to Right: Darlene Jasmin C. Que, Kimberly Ann M. Sumbilla, Krizzia Mae R. Lumangaya, Bianca Isabel M. Redondo Peale A. Soliman, Nicole Ysabel O. Dela Luna, Sam Irving B. Magpantay, Mary Grace R.Portos Jewel Mae Z. Daniel, Jephany P. Aragon, Mary Elizabeth H. Amalia, Jamille P. Lopez 04 March 2021

SY N E R GY MARY ELIZABETH H. AMALIA to become a successful ER to see a better tomorrow After graduation, Mary doctor or Surgeon someday. through the pursuit of Elizabeth worked as an becoming a doctor. instructor and a physical JAMILLE P. LOPEZ therapist in her alma mater, Jamille has been a consistent DARLENE JASMIN C. QUE Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng honor student and graduated Darlene Jasmin was a partial Maynila. She stopped working Valedictorian of her batch. academic scholar and so she could enter the College After graduation, she tried belonged to the top 30 of her of Medicine and fulfil her her hand at working in a class with a GWA of 1.6. She dreams of becoming a doctor. restaurant chain as a Food was previously recognized Technologist. From there, she as the Most Outstanding JEPHANY P. ARAGON decided to pursue medicine Student. She is now a Jephany is a Summa Cum and is looking forward to this licensed psychometrician Laude student from La next academic venture. and is focused on becoming Trinidad, Benguet where she a successful neurologist or is a part of the vanishing KRIZZIA MAE R. LUMANGAYA neurosurgeon someday. Kankanaey tribe. Their village Krizzia Mae was a consistent is steeped in many traditions, honor student and graduated BIANCA ISABEL M. including the practice of class Valedictorian in High REDONDO medicine. She aims to pursue School. She is a BS Biology Bianca Isabel is a graduate of Oncology and plans to go graduate of UP Los Banos UP Los Banos, with a degree back to her native town to with an NMAT score of 98. in BS Biology. She received an become a doctor. She also shines as an artist, NMAT score of 98. She plays using coffee as a medium for the guitar and belongs to the JEWEL MAE Z. DANIEL some sketches. church choir that performs Jewel Mae is the recipient every Sunday. of PASMETH Academic SAM IRVING B. MAGPANTAY Excellence Award. She looks Sam Irving has always been PEALE A. SOLIMAN back with gratefulness because a high achiever, graduating Peale comes from a big family, she almost stopped schooling Magna Cum Laude in his which was singlehandedly due to financial difficulty. She is BS Psychology course. He raised by his mother. He would a Cum Laude graduate with a ventured into a temporary leave his home at 4 am to degree in BS MedTech. employment after graduation catch a PNR train at 6 am to be able to help in the so he can attend to his 7 am NICOLE YSABEL O. family finances. class. It has been intrinsic in his family to earn their keeps, DELA LUNA MARY GRACE R. PORTOS that their success would be Nicole Ysabel is a student Mary Grace is a Cum Laude made sweeter by knowing that leader and was one of the graduate with a BS Biology they earned it the hard way. leading proponents of UP’s degree. She left her job to LIFE (Leadership, Integrity prepare for her med school KIMBERLY ANN M. SUMBILLA Faith and Excellence) application. She is undaunted While Kimberly graduated organization. She is active by the hardships of her life with a Marketing Management in a youth agrarian reform and is motivated by her desire degree, she took up and advocates group and hopes March 2021 05

SY N E R GY HALF SCHOLARS From Left to Right: Emmanuel Nathan D. Baoas, Cherilyn Mai C. Lim, Mark Benjamin F. Lim Mitch A. Martinez, Carmela Felicia D. Umpangco, Van Irish S. Ventilacion completed supplementary score in NMAT. She also scholar and was a university science courses like Anatomy, spends time in medical and representative for Region XI. Zoology, Biochem, and outreach missions. Physics. Through these, she CHERILYN MAI C. LIM successfully obtained an EMMANUEL NATHAN D. The pandemic has hit NMAT score of 97. BAOAS Cherilyn’s family hard—her Emmanuel stopped school so father is a farmer in Benguet VAN IRISH S. VENTILACION that he could help his family and the lack of produce Van Irish has been a consistent by working and contributing supply has strained the honor student since all her life financially, but the COVID family’s finances. Despite the and recently graduated Magna pandemic has affected his difficulties, Cherilyn proves Cum Laude in her premed employment. Now, he is her determination as she school in UP and scored using the time to return to his occasionally makes the cut in 98% in NMAT. She wishes to dream of becoming a doctor. the Dean’s List, and even hit a specialize in dermatology. high of 99% in her NMAT. MITCH A. MARTINEZ CARMELA FELICIA D. Mitch helps her mother sell MARK BENJAMIN F. LIM UMPANGCO meat products in the wet Mark Benjamin is active Carmela comes from a market in order to sustain the in socio-civic activities, studious family, most of whom family. She begins her day at particularly taking part in his garnered scholarships in top 2a.m. and works until lunch. pre-med society’s free clinic universities in the Philippines. Only after can she devote time events. He hopes to continue She is a BS Biology Cum to her studies. Nonetheless, these activities throughout his Laude graduate with a 98% she is a consistent DOST medical school experience. 06 March 2021

SY N E R GY ST. LUKE’S FOUNDATION IN SEARCH OF MEDICAL SCHOLARS The St. Luke’s Medical medical education in the Doctor of Medicine Program Center Foundation, Inc. has country for them to fulfill their at the St. Luke’s Medical announced the opening of dreams of becoming excellent Center College of Medicine – its search for Full Five-Year doctors someday. William H. Quasha Memorial Medical Scholarship Grantees (SLMCCM-WHQM). starting this coming Academic The grant provides a 100% Year 2021. The program is funding for the tuition, The SLMCCM-WHQM is open to all Filipino students laboratory, miscellaneous and acknowledged as one of the who wish to pursue but other school fees as well as country’s top medical schools cannot afford the expensive yearly book allowance that with a 100% passing rate record will cover the student’s full for its first-time taker graduates in the Professional Regulations MEDICAL EDUCATION Commission Physician’s Need Not Be Expensive. Licensure Examination It CAN BE FREE. consistently since 2009. St. Luke's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. Established in 1994, is looking for recipients of its SLMCCM-WHQM aims to MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM produce future doctors by catering to students with AApppplylyoonnlilnineeoorrkknnoowwmmoorereaabboouuttititththrorouugghhoouur rwweebbsistieteaat t strong desire to develop wwwwww.s.sttlulukkeessffoouunnddaatitoionn.o.orgrg.p.phhoorrccaalllluussaatt877223300110011/0/0330011exetx.t3. 8328323 into exceptional physicians and leaders of the medical profession. It boasts of innovative medical and scholarship education system drawn from its long years of providing top notch academic and training facility and faculty. The school is noted to be among with the most subjects in basic and clinical research that continuously produce graduates primed towards specializations in pursuit of excellent healthcare and world-class technology. Application form is now available at http://www. while queries may also be coursed through email address [email protected] or tel. no. 8723-01-01 ext. 3823. March 2021 07

SY N E R GY TOUCHING BASE NURSING CARE GROUPS KICK OFF THE YEAR WITH COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS The St. Luke’s Nursing Care Group year, the Nursing Care Group Quezon of both Quezon City and Global City organized health awareness events City kicked the year off by revisiting for the same community, which covered their respective community outreach topics like coping during crisis, safe food program partners. In partnership with preparation, community infection control, the Department of Social Welfare and seasonal diseases, among others. and Development (DSWD) and the Foundation, they were able to touch NEW YEAR, NEW HEALTH base with more than 50 families. Meanwhile, 31 families from Barangay PNR Western Bicutan in Taguig FAMILY PACK DISTRIBUTION attended a virtual lecture on pandemic- In Barangay Baesa, Quezon City, the relevant health and safety topics St. Luke’s Nursing Care Group - QC dubbed “Ligtas Handog on Health and distributed family packs to their 30 Hygiene” organized by the St. Luke’s community adopted families under the Nursing Care Group - Global City and DSWD 4Ps program. The bags contained DSWD last January 22, 2021. food, health and hygiene essentials. The turnover ceremony was attended by The online lecture was facilitated by the St. Luke’s nurse volunteers headed nurse Mycia Domacena who is also the by SVP and Chief Nursing Officer Gigi lead person in the community immersion. Dimalibot and the Foundation team An open forum concluded the activity headed by AVP and Head of Resource where family members brought up other Development Group Joyce Nazario. Last concerns that were mainly about the current COVID-19 pandemic. 08 March 2021

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