Healthway, the integrated clinic arm of Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health), inaugurated its branch in Earnshaw, Manila as the newest Healthway Family Clinic on December 2, 2020. Formerly known as FamilyDOC, the Healthway Family Clinic is part of the broader Healthway network of over 100 Family, Multi-Specialty, and Corporate clinics, making it the largest integrated clinic network in the country.
The event was attended by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, and the Healthway leadership team, led by Paul Darroca, President and CEO of Healthway, and Jaime Alfonso Zobel de Ayala of the Ayala Corporation.
“The City of Manila is delighted to support Healthway and we are happy to have several branches in our city. These services are very much needed especially during this pandemic and we welcome the continued investment of the Ayala Group into the City of Manila. We hope Healthway opens more clinics to provide Manileños greater access to doctors, laboratory services, and medicines. Opening more clinics also creates more job opportunities for our constituents,” Hon. Isko Moreno, Mayor of the City of Manila shared during the clinic launch.
“We would like to thank Mayor Isko Moreno and the City of Manila for their support. We have always considered the City of Manila as a partner in promoting healthcare. Under the leadership of Mayor Isko, we have seen healthcare revitalized in the city and we would like to reaffirm our commitment to support this advocacy through our Healthway clinics. This pandemic has pushed us to develop innovative solutions such as home healthcare services, drive-thru testing, and medicine delivery, all of which will now be available to more Manileños,” Paul Darocca, CEO and President of Healthway added.
Healthway’s partnership with the City of Manila includes the distribution of 1,500 UnliCheQ cards to the Mayor’s Office. The UnliCheQ card allows its holders to receive unlimited consultations with Healthway primary care physicians for a year.
The Healthway network is composed of over 100 clinics in three distinct clinic formats. Healthway Family Clinics offer community-based primary care, while Healthway Multi-Specialty Centers provide mall-based specialty services and diagnostics. Healthway Corporate Clinics serve corporate clients, providing corporate population health services, including COVID-19 prevention and management.
Throughout the pandemic, Healthway clinics have remained open to provide extended frontline care for patients to help decongest hospitals. They have also implemented strict protocols in the clinics to ensure the safety of patients. Since March, the Healthway network has conducted nearly 250,000 in-clinic assessments.
The Healthway clinics are part of the Ayala Group’s broader commitment to support the City of Manila. Recently, the Manila Molecular Laboratory was opened in Sta. Ana Hospital. Globe also launched their Globe Batang Maynila package to provide affordable data plans and under its “KonekTayo Wifi” service, Globe has deployed school buses equipped with special antennas in key areas in Manila to broadcast WiFi signal in covered areas including Pasaje del Carmen St., Remigio St., 853 Gonzalo Gil Puyat St., 924 Bilibid Viejo St., Tomas Mapua St., Alfonso Mendoza St., Dalupan St., Oroqueta St., and Basco St. in Manila.
The use of KonekTayo WiFi service will be free for the first hour for public school students and teachers in Manila who were provided 289,000 Globe SIM cards. AyalaLand, through the Tutuban Project, constructed rest rooms in the Kartilya ng Katipunan site, near Manila City Hall. Currently, discussions are ongoing for partnerships relating to COVID-19 testing technologies.