The Department of Health recently recognized the upgraded medical capabilities of the Quezon City government-owned Rosario Maclang Baustista General Hospital (RMBGH) by awarding the institution with level 2 accreditation.

Located in Barangay Batasan Hills, RMBGH is a 107-bed capacity hospital that provides medical care and treatment to QCitizens in District 2.

“Now that the DOH has acknowledged the City’s efforts to develop RMBGH into a level-2 hospital, the City can deliver enhanced health care for the residents in the second district,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

A level 1 hospital offers only minimum healthcare services such as general medicine, pediatrics, Ob-Gyne, and surgery.

However, due to the city government’s extensive investment, RMBGH now has level 2 status, which includes an intensive care unit (ICU) to serve patients requiring close monitoring and intensive care treatment; neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to care for premature/ preterm and seriously-ill newborns; High Risk Pregnancy Unity (HRPU) for women who are confined with complications arising from pregnancy; and Respiratory Therapy Unit for patients with cardio-pulmonary disorders.

With the upgrade, the hospital will also be departmentalized to provide service capabilities to support specialists and physicians in the field of pediatrics, family medicine, anesthesiology, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, their subspecialties, and ancillary services.

The hospital has also improved its laboratory to tertiary level with a microbiology section.

Hospital Director Dr. Richard Cabotage acknowledged the unceasing support of the city government in the development and reconfiguration of the RMBGH.

“We thank the City for the necessary equipment and assistance. We will ensure that our patients receive even higher quality medical treatment,” Dr. Cabotage said.

In March, RMBGH launched its Heart Station with stress test, 12-Lead ECG, Holter, and 2D Echo that provides specialized diagnostic procedures for patients with suspected heart-related illness.

Amid the pandemic, RMBGH, together with other city-owned hospitals (Quezon City General Hospital and Novaliches District Hospital) and health centers, have continuously provided quality health services to QCitizens.

RMBGH has been treating COVID-19 patients as its contribution to the city’s pandemic response. Recently, RMBGH also initiated “OPD Fusion”, a combination of face to face and tele consultation. With the initiative, the doctor communicates with the patients through a two-way intercom system, ensuring the safety of both the doctor and the patient.