QualiMed – a healthcare network committed to providing appropriate, accessible, and affordable healthcare to Philippine communities – teams up for better health for all with Sharp (Phils.) Corp., an electronics manufacturer dedicated to the use of innovative technology for the benefit and welfare of the people.
Under the collaboration, QualiMed Health Network relaunched its newest facility, the QualiMed Hospital – Sta. Rosa (QualiMed STR), through an event held last March 22, 2018 at the QualiMed Training and Research Center (QTRC) housed at the Laguna hospital. During the event, which was attended by medical professionals and top executives from both QualiMed and Sharp, QualiMed STR and QTRC showcased their state-of-the-art facilities and latest medical technologies.
QualiMed-STR executives Chief Operating Officer Atty. Nirmala Vanguardia, QTRC Training Director, Dr. Salvador Castañeda and Dr. Jose Tecson and Sharp’s heads Peter Villanueva, Amor Joaquin-Golifardo and Ireneo Lontoc graced the event which celebrates another milestone towards in the pursuit of their goals.
The eleventh facility under the health network, QualiMed STR is a 102-bed general hospital offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient healthcare services aimed at providing holistic wellness and healing to patients. While QTRC, the first training center of its kind in Southern Luzon, is QualiMed’s technical training arm providing continuous education and advanced technical training to Filipino healthcare teams.
The highlights of the event included surgery and technical training simulations by QTRC, an experiential tour of the hospital facilities, and a product showcase for Sharp’s Plasmacluster Ion Technology installed in the hospital’s ER, ICU, and OR air duct systems. QualiMed continues to elevate its healthcare delivery not only through the services of well-trained medical and administrative support teams, but also through the provision of modern medical systems and technologies.
“We cover all the specialties and the sub-specialty, so in the community which we are serving, there is no need to go to Metro Manila because we already have our doctors and expertise in this place. Our doctors and medical professionals are trained in terms of their technical skills prior to unboarding and of course not to mention the Sharp plasmacluster installed in our ICU, ER and OR,” COO Atty. Vanguardia said.
Plasmacluster technology is Sharp’s original air disinfecting technology for suppressing the effects of airborne viruses and breaking down and removing airborne mold. Sharp has been involved with academic marketing, in cooperation with global testing organizations since 2000, to verify the effectiveness of Plasmacluster Ion Technology.
The effectiveness of controlling hazardous substances such as new types of the influenza virus, drug resistant bacteria, mite allergens, and also reducing the risk of tracheal inflammation in asthma patients has been proven in 28 tests worldwide. Sharp aims to continue such types of studies to explore even more benefits that the Plasmacluster technology can support the society with.
Aside from hospital and other facilities, Sharp Special Projects and Business Development Manager Mr. Ireneo Lontoc shared during the launch that their company already catered their air purifying technology in airports.
“In the Philippines, kung pupunta po kayo ng abroad, you could pass by the Mabuhay lounge. Actually, we have already installations in their canteens and smoking sections. Definitely an air purifier has beneficial effects in the smoking areas,” Mr. Lontoc said.
“Even in the car, we have car ion generator. It can deactivate all the odors, even the food smells. The need of plasmacluster is whenever there is air contamination particularly.” he added.
The significant cooperation between Qualimed and Sharp leans towards their goal of establishing sustainable and healthy environment for all. Thus, this milestone in medical industry is more than a contribution towards its longstanding goal in continuously delivering Alagang Abot-Kaya, its own healthcare service commitment to lead the way in making the Philippines healthy. Qualimed-Sharp innovations collaboration painted a hopeful addition in nation building that boldly suffices the market and society’s constantly changing demands.