Department of Pediatrics

I. HISTORY

     The Department of Pediatrics of the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center was first established on 1966 under the able leadership of Dr. Lino Ed Lim. He spearheaded the first pediatric residency program in this institution Major pediatric services were created to cater for the increasing number of the pediatric patients admitted. The Department of Pediatrics requested and was given a conference room and a Pediatric Library for the exclusive use of its staff.

     In 1972, Dr. Tan King King succeeded Dr. Lino Ed Lim as officer-in-charge of the department. Under her leadership, the department emerged as an energetic, innovative department.

     In 1980 to 1982, Dr. Jaime Laya was appointed head of the department. His term of service though short but marked by continuous efforts to improve the quality of service to patients and training program.

     Dr. Tan King King took over as the chairman of the Pediatric Department form 1982 to 2009. During her term of office, the department had evolved into a highly recognized institution catering to different subspecialty services in pediatric practice. Its residency program had adhered to the Philippine Pediatric Society strict policies set by its hospital accreditation board.

     The Chinese General Hospital, Pediatric Department attained its first PPS accreditation in September, 1979. Since then, the department has maintained in good standing with the society and fully supported all its activities and projects.

     In 1984, as part of our continuing medical education program, the Pediatric Department sponsored the first postgraduate course entitled Pediatric Infection - A Continuing Challenge. The postgraduate course was well attended and was a great success. Since then, the Department has hold postgraduate course regularly.

     Our hospital was awarded Mother-Baby Friendly hospital last 1995. Since that time, we had been working with agencies promoting breast feeding initiative such as Department of Health and Philippine Pediatric Society. This year the DOH is actively prmoting breastfeeding again by introducing the Lactation Program 2010. Our Medical Director has created a Hospital Committee on Lactation Program and policies were formulated and implemented. The Hospital Committee on Lactation has conducted several lectures and workshops to disseminate information and issues regarding breastfeeding to all hospital personnel both medical and non-medical staff.

     In January 1996, the department was part of the original group of hospitals that started newborn screening in the Philippines. Our department has actively participated in the ideals and endeavors of the Newborn Screening Society of the Philippines up to the present with consistent high screening rates.

     As the number of our graduates increased, the clamor for setting up an alumni association was realized. Thus in, November of 2003, the CGH Pediatric Alumni Association was born. To date, we have 144 alumni members who are actively involved in the fulfillment of alumni association's numerous golas : fostering camaraderie among members; pursued of continuing medical education for members; extension of humanitarian activities to the less fortunate in the community and most of all, to assist and suport all the endeavors of the CGH Pediatric Department.

     The department strives to upgrade and maintain quality and standard of pediatric care in the various areas of the hospital - Nursery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pay Wards, and most recently the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit which was fully fuctional on March 2009. Likewise, renovation of the the Charity Nursery and NICU was done last 2006; our pediatric charity department includes its own charity wards, charity nursery, charity NICU and charity OPD Department. Even the pediatric office was recently renovated last October 2009, to house our new office, pocket conference room and more extensive library.

     In 2010, Dr. Edison Ty succeeded Dr. Tan as the new chairman of the department. Drs. Felisa King and Teresita Lim were assigned as the assistant chairs of the department.

II. VISION MISSION STATEMENTS

A. VISION

     The preferred provider of comprehensive medical services in child care and pediatrics training.

B. MISSION

     We shall provide quality compassionate and comprehensive medical services to all children.

III. SERVICES
     Since the establishment of the Department of Pediatrics almost 50 years ago, the goal was to provide quality comprehensive and compassionate care similar to the goal of the hospital. Highly competent consultants practiced in this hospital and modern hospital equipments are regularly acquired to enhance healthcare to all patients. The Department of Pediatrics has follow the same course with the hospital with more than 80 PPS members serving as consultant staffs with 13 subspecialties. Majority of these consultants consider CGH as their main hospital of practice, thus patients can be provided with continuous regular care. The hospital administration is always supportive of the endeavours of the department with construction and regular renovation of the different units of the department. The Department of Pediatrics has one of the biggest NICU, PICU and Emegency Room among the private hospitals in the country to meet the demands of the big patient census. Sophisticated modern equipments required for severely ill pediatric patients are available for patients such that important diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are done here. The department residency training program offers the advantages of both private and government hospital with the large number of consultants supervising the management of the big volume of pediatric patients. This training experience would prepare the residents in dealing with patients coming from both upper and lower income segment of the society. Quality service to our patients has been emphasized for the last few years with the establishment of the hospital Quality Managment Team. With these features, indeed, the Department is looking forward to be the preferred provide of comprehensive medical services child care and pediatric training.


 

Chairman:                Edison Ty, M.D.

Asst. Chairman:     Christine Teh, M.D.

                                    Teresita Lim, M.D.

Head Training Officer : Rosemarie Ngo-Lim, M.D.

Head Research Committee : Shirley Kwong, M.D.

Members :                       Cindy Cueva-Panganiban, M.D.

                                           Jennie Wong, M.D.

                                           Alanna Wong-Paredes Dy, M.D.

RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM

 

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

The Residency Training Program of the Department of Pediatrics is geared towards the delivery of quality pediatric care; to train and develop professional and skilled pediatrician; to meet the requirements needed for accrediation of the Philippines Pediatric Society.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The residency training program is a 3-year training program. the resident will be assigned on a rotation basis to the private service. Charity service as well on go on duty in the Emergency.

COMPETENCIES EXPECTED OF A RESIDENT AT THE END OF THE THREE YEAR PROGRAM

1. The resident is expected to handle all general pediatric cases on their own.

2. The resident is able to recognize and manage abnormal pediatric conditions in the nursery. E.g. Prematurity, Sepsis, Jeandice of newborn, etc.

3. The resident should be proficient in diagnosting and managing pediatric emergency conditions.

4. 3rd year resident should be able to recognize priorities in the management of the acute or critically ill patients.

5. The resident should be able to perform special skills and procedures such as lumbar taps, umbilical cannulation, exchange tranfusion, endotracheal intubation, etc.

6. The resident must be able to qualify to the written and oral examinations required by the Philippine Pediatric Society.

THE CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE OF THE PROGRAM

The following criteria should be fulfilled before an applicant can be accepted into the program:

1. He/She must have a degree in Medicine and must have finished internship training in an institution accredited by the Association of Philippine Medical Collge (APMC)

2. He/She must pass the examination given by the Board of Medicine of the Professional Regulation Commission of the Republic of the Philippines and possess a license to practice medicine in the Philippines.

3. He/She must pass the qualifying examination and interview given by the Residency Training Committee of the department.

4. He/She must have good moral character as attested by persons endorsing the applicant.

5. He/She must have completed a period of pre-residency training during which time his/her performance shall be evaluated by the department Residency Training Committee.

BOARD AND LODGING

- Meals 3x/day (midnight and snack for those on duty)

- Uniforms (2 blazers throughout Residency)

- Vacation Leave (2 weeks a year)