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Press Release/27 August 2018
 
Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo together with local government officials of the Province of Batangas led the inauguration and blessing of the new surgery center at the Batangas Medical Center (BatMC) that will deliver advanced surgical care services the region on August 24, 2018.

“This surgery center will provide top of the line surgical services not only to the people of Batangas but to nearby southern provinces and can accommodate more patients needing surgical operations.” Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated during the opening program.

“It offers a wide range of surgical procedures, from outpatient surgeries to more complex surgical cases requiring hospitalization. Patients need not go specialty hospitals in Manila because all the available surgical services will be readily available for them,” he emphasized.
The BatMC Surgery center offers six spacious operating suites and provides the technology needed to perform a wide variety of surgeries, including general surgery. It also features modern equipment known as boom technology and digital imaging displays.
The new Surgery “B” building with Operating Room Complex was funded through the DOH-Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) with an allotment amounting to P155,900,00.80 million. Six old operating rooms are subject for renovation
In 2017, The OPD – Psychiatry Building was completed including the MRI Building with a 1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Machine that is used to produce detailed pictures of the body's organs and structures. BatMC is also ISO 9001-2015 accredited.
“It is important for hospitals to evolve, expand its facilities, and provide new technologies to meet the needs of the people and bring the best possible health care to them. Quality care, safety and patient satisfaction must always be underlined,” Janairo concluded.
BatMC opened on January 1, 1928 as Batangas Provincial Hospital with a 30-bed capacity. It was renamed as Batangas Regional Hospital on July 10, 1962 after it was designated as a teaching and training hospital. By virtue of Republic Act No. 9791, it was converted to Batangas Medical Center with 500-bed capacity.
 
 
IMG 0133(L-R) Batangas Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas, Department of Health (DOH) Calabarzon Director Eduardo C. Janairo, DOH Assistant Secretary Maria Francia M. Laxamana, Batangas Medical Center (BatMC) Chief Dr. Ramon C. Magnaye, cuts the ceremonial ribbon during the inatuguration and opening of the Surgery Center at the Batangas Medical Center in Batangas City on August 24, 2017
IMG 0165(L-R) Batangas Medical Center (BatMC) Chief Dr. Ramon C. Magnaye,  DOH Assistant Secretary Maria Francia M. Laxamana,Batangas Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas, Department of Health (DOH) Calabarzon Director Eduardo C. Janairo, during the unveiling of the marker of the Surgical Center Building at the Batangas Medical Center in Batangas City on August 24, 2017
IMG 0210Batangas Medical Center (BatMC) Chief Dr. Ramon C. Magnaye, shows the newly installed surgical equipments and operating table at the Batangas Medical Center to DOH Assistant Secretary Maria Francia M. Laxamana, Batangas, Department of Health (DOH) Calabarzon Director Eduardo C. Janairo and Batangas Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas after the inauguration of the surgery center in Batangas City on Friday (Aug. 24. 2018).