Press Release| January 18, 2022


Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital (STRH) in Bacoor City, Cavite, continues to be upgraded to accommodate more patients needing medical services. Through a collaborative effort, the Department of Health- Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon), together with the Local Government of Bacoor, formally opens the STRH’s four-storey main building named after Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr., located at Barangay Habay II, Bacoor City, Cavite. 

The new building will house the administrative section: Cashier, Billing, PhilHealth, Information, Admitting, Medical Records, and Malasakit Section. The building will likewise house the seven (7) wards composed of 28 beds per floor.

DOH Secretary Officer-in-charge Dr. Maria Rosario Singh- Vergeire graced the event and was joined by Sen. Bong Revilla Jr. and Cong. Lani Mercado Revilla, DOH Usec. Nestor F. Santiago, Asec. Leonita P. Gorgolon, DOH CALABARZON Regional Dir. Ariel I. Valencia, Bacoor City Mayor Strike B. Revilla, and other local government officials.

STRH plays a significant role in the local referral network of the Southern Tagalog Region, which serves as the end referral hospital for patients from Cavite City, Rosario, Noveleta, Kawit, Dasmariñas, and Imus. In addition, it also serves as an alternative hospital for patients who need Level 3 services when tertiary government hospitals in neighboring areas are at full capacity.

“Ang ating region 4A [Calabarzon]  has only 1 big government hospital and that is Batangas Medical Center. Doon po pumupunta ang mga pasyente para magpa CT Scan, kung hindi makapunta sa Batangas, ay pupunta pa ng Manila. Ang pangako po ng ating administrasyon, ilalapit natin ang serbisyong pangkalusugan sa ating mga komunidad. At ito pong ospital na ito ang magpapatupad ng pangakong yan,” said DOH OIC Dr. Maria Rosario Singh- Vergeire.

Regional Director Valencia assures the continuous rehabilitation of STRH to ensure patients' access to quality care.

“Tuloy-tuloy po ang gagawin nating pagpapalawak at rehabilitasyon ng STRH. Susunod po nating aayusin ang Emergency Room, Surgical Complex, OB-Gyne Complex, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), at Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU),” said Regional Dir. Valencia.

It was in 2010 when Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. donated almost 4,076 sq m. land for constructing the Bacoor District Hospital level I and later renamed Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital through Republic Act. No. 1123.

Since 2010, the hospital has undergone various construction, renovation, and modernization under the DOH-Health Facility Enhancement Program (HFEP).

In 2011, Bacoor District Hospital was established by the provincial government through the initiative of the Revilla Family by virtue of Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 084 2012 and served as the primary public hospital due to the lack of government health facilities in the locality. It was in 2020 when Bacoor LGU formally turned over the management and supervision of the STRH to DOH.

STRH is operating as a level 2 hospital with a 100-bed capacity. The DoH is hopeful that STRH will be converted into a Level 3 hospital with a 300-bed capacity by June 2023 once House Bill No. 2534 is approved.