Getting sick in Davao will never be a hassle because of the many recognized and well-respected medical facilities in the country. Here are just some of the Davao hospitals and health care worth considering when visiting this province.
Davao Medical Center
Davao Medical Center is perhaps the most famous hospital in the province. From being just a 25-bed capacity infirmary as Davao Public Hospital, it developed into a 200-bed capacity facility in 1946 when it became known as Davao General Hospital. In 1957, thanks to additional improvements, Davao Regional Medical and Training Center grew into a 350-bed capacity hospital and moved to a 12.8 hectare land in the Bajada area seven years later.
In 1971, the Department of Health designated it as a medical center for the residents of Mindanao and Sulu. In 1986, a 200-bed mental facility was added to the hospital. Six years later, Davao Medical Center or DMC as well as its mental hospital made further renovations and is now a 600-bed capacity hospital that become one of the most trusted hospitals in Mindanao.
Davao Doctors Hospital
Since its founding in 1969, the purpose of the Davao Doctors Hospital was to give holistic health care for the people of Mindanao. Presently, it provides excellent health care services to areas unreached by other hospitals in the region. As one of the major infirmaries in Mindanao, it has qualified medical and administrative personnel and state-of-the-art facilities providing medical care to the residents of the region. The hospital is a breeding ground for medical practitioners and is built around the philosophy of always “moving ahead.”
Brokenshire Memorial Hospital
The establishment of the Brokenshire Memorial Hospital, located near the Magallanes River, came at the heels of a malaria outbreak and severe malnutrition in 1908. It developed into a 34-bed infirmary and changed its name to Davao Mission Hospital.
After 100 years, Brokenshire Memorial has now grown into a 200-bed hospital with state-of-the-art facilities providing medical and health care to its residents. It is one of the major infirmaries in the region with dependable personnel and equipments. Its specialty is in the field of internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, among others.
Davao Medical School Foundation Hospital
Established in 2003, Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF) Hospital is one of the newest Davao hospitals and is well-renowned for its use of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) using state-of-the-art facilities such as video cameras and different kinds of lenses for anatomic visualization, laparoscopic and endoscopic equipments for more detailed evaluation of therapeutic intervention.
It is used in various medical departments, like general surgery, neurology, gastroenterology, to name just a few. Another state-of-the-art equipment used in DMSF is the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, which allows a patient to breath 100% pure oxygen.
These are just some of the Davao hospitals and health care that offer medical service to people in the region.