The City of Bacolod boasts of facilities that addresses the medical needs of its residents. Here is a guide to Bacolod hospitals and health care.
Riverside Medical Center Hospital
One of the most prominent hospitals in Bacolod City is Riverside Medical Center Hospital. Established by Dr. Pablo O. Torre, Sr., it started out as an 8-bed clinic and slowly developed and is currently a 300-bed medical facility located at B.S. Aquino Drive. It does not only provide excellent and quality medical and health care to Bacolod residents but also to the people of nearby provinces.
Riverside Medical Center Hospital specializes in diagnostics and treatments. Its facilities and hospital equipment has been upgraded in order to provide patients with quality medical and health care service and has emerged as one of the top hospitals in Bacolod City.
Bacolod Adventist Medical Center
With its 120-bed capacity, 300 employees, and over 200 in-house and visiting doctors and medical consultants, the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center is the lone ISO 9001:2000 certified medical facility in the entire Central Philippines. It provides both acute care and general medical services and is operated by the Adventist Health System in Asia.
Bacolod Adventist Medical Center is one of the top medical and health care facility in Negros Occidental. It provides state-of-the-art medical and diagnostic equipments designed to provide comprehensive, reliable, and quality medical service to their patients.
This Bacolod hospital is fueled by their mission to provide health services not only within the confines of the hospital but also outside the community. Bacolod Adventist integrates total medical and dental services in their charity work and outreach programs.
Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH)
Located in the heart of Bacolod City, Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital is the only government-owned tertiary hospital in the whole Negros Occidental. With a 400-bed capacity, it has become the main end referral government facility for critical condition and complicated patients in the province.
As it is owned by the government, 7 out of its 10 patients are charity and indigent. The biggest problem of the hospital is that most of the time it does not have enough personnel to serve the influx of patients requiring medical treatment at an affordable price.
Due to the lack in government funds and because majority of the charity patients lack the ability to settle their medical bills which in turn will help the hospital get the revenues to upgrade its hospital facilities, the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital does not have the latest medical and health care facilities when compared with private hospitals in Bacolod City.
Although they cater to general health services , they do not have medical and laboratory facilities and equipments for special cases. Thus, Bacolod hospitals and health care require much improvement.