MANILA – AC Health’s vision of building the country’s first comprehensive cancer specialty hospital is coming to life. Last week, officials of AC Health and their partners led the topping off ceremony of the Healthway Cancer Care Hospital in South Union Drive, Arca South, Taguig City.
“A year ago, we were gathered on this same site to break ground for our shared vision of providing quality oncology care to more Filipinos. Today, we mark another milestone with this topping off ceremony, as we near this goal,” said Paolo Borromeo, AC Health President & CEO.
“This is a result of the collective hard work of everyone who has been working on the hospital – our Medical Advisory Council, our partners in Siemens Healthineers and Varian-CTSI, and our Healthway Cancer Care Hospital core team. We are excited to see the plans for the hospital come to fruition and are incredibly thankful for the tremendous support we are receiving from more and more medical practitioners, patients, and communities,” he added.
According to Borromeo, the first major cancer equipment will be delivered to the site by the end of the year.
Last August, AC Health entered into a value partnership with Siemens Healthineers, the leading provider in healthcare systems. This partnership, which will provide the 100-bed cancer hospital with technical expertise and technologies in diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, further strengthens the hospital’s vision of providing quality, accessible and affordable cancer services to a broader base of Filipinos.
The Healthway Cancer Care Hospital is part of Ayala Corporation’s P10 billion healthcare investment. It will offer a complete range of cancer services from screening, diagnosis, treatment to post-cancer care. It will be equipped with chemotherapy chairs, operating theaters, and state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, optimized for cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
Strategically located in Taguig City, the Healthway Cancer Care Hospital is expected to be completed by mid-2023.
Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ayala Corporation, and serves as the portfolio company for healthcare businesses. Its vision is to build an ecosystem that links every patient to a seamless healthcare experience. Its portfolio includes Generika Drugstore, the pioneer in generic retail pharmacies, IE Medica and MedEthix, major pharmaceutical importer and distributor, Healthway, a network of primary care, multi-specialty, and corporate clinics, and QualiMed, a comprehensive network of full-service hospitals, multi-specialty clinics, and a stand-alone day surgery center. AC Health has also invested in health technology solutions, most recently, HealthNow, a healthcare aggregator app that offers online consultations, medicine delivery, and clinic and diagnostic booking.
Selena Tricia Reyes