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PUBLIC HEALTH UNIT

Where health promotion and prevention collaborates with disease surveillance….

1. is a unit directly under the Medical Center Chief which comprises the health promotion, prevention, rehabilitation and disease surveillance.

2. Formerly it is the Hospital as Center of   Wellness   Program (HCWP)   which   is   an   innovative   program  of   the Department of Health aimed to integrate promotive, preventive and primary health care programs into conventional services  but transformed into a Public Health Unit  that encompasses the  scope of disease surveillance. It was established in August 11, 2000 with almost 40 health programs under its wing.

MISSION, VISION, CORE VALUES

VISION:          

A Public Health Unit that is gear towards patient centered healthcare programs with excellence in health promotion, disease prevention and surveillance.

MISSION:     

The WVMC Public Health Unit is dedicated to value life and provide the highest quality health care to every citizen in the region by integrating health promotion, disease prevention, curative and rehabilitative services and disease surveillance. Fully committed into public service.

Core Values :  

Equity, Participation, Effectiveness and Efficiency

IMPORTANT RULES & PURPOSE

The Public Health unit caters to the two sides of the health system, the health promotion, prevention and the disease surveillance aspect. The health promotion side connotes prevention and rehabilitation and the surveillance side takes the monitoring and analysis of data of various disease entities. The health promotion is composed of 35 health programs at present with their respective program coordinator and program managers. DOH related and hospital initiative programs are being done in accordance with the yearly health events. The Health Education Promotion Officer (HEPO) takes care of the information dissemination and awareness through the different platforms.

Core Functions:

  1. ASSESSMENT – health monitoring, diagnosis and investigation
  2. POLICY DEVELOPMENT – information, education and empowerment by mobilizing community partnerships and develop policies.
  3. ASSURANCE – enforce laws and linkages to provide care. There is assurance of competent workforce and corresponding evaluation. 

Four Components:

  1. Strategic – define priority issues
  2. Structural – select priorities, make decisions and create population health learning system
  3. Cultural – no boundaries and opportunities are open to everyone.
  4. Technical – health information exchange

Public Health Efforts:

  1. Public education
  2. Promote primary health activities
  3. Prevent disease outbreaks and spread of infectious diseases
  4. Monitoring, analysis of data and evaluation

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE (Please see attached file)

PHU Logo – is a representation of the transformation of the unit from a Hospital as Center of Wellness Program to a Public Health Unit of Western Visayas Medical Center. The leaves indicate the various programs with its coordinators and managers. The annual health activities are related to the primary health programs that are existing based on scientific clinical studies (medical symbol and atomic structure and lead by an expertise of health advocates as indicated by the human figures in the logo. All of this efforts is geared towards “Health for All Filipinos”.

HSU Logo – the image represents an ongoing systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health related data essential to the implementation of public health programs and surveillance. The image was based on the functionality of a telescope that is making distant objects appear nearer through its lenses and light are collected and focused and the resulting image is magnified. In disease surveillance, figures are not enough rather necessary data are collected, verified, analyze, interpret, monitor and recommend necessary actions. A multidisciplinary approach is utilized since coordination from the different clinical departments and units are needed in this endeavor to be able to come up with the true picture of cases and clinical scenarios.

ANNUAL SEMINARS & UPCOMING EVENTS

Annual Health Events

DOH initiated activities

Surveillance/Sentinel Site Trainings

 

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SURVEILLANCE UNIT

Medical Center Chief II

DR. JOSEPH DEAN L. NICOLO

Unit Coordinator

DR. MAE LYNN M. ACEBUQUE 

 

HEALTH PROMOTION & PREVENTION

Program Coordinators

ALL DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN

Program Managers

MEDICAL SPECIALISTS ASSIGNED DEPENDING ON THEIR SUBSPECIALTIES

NURSING & ANCILLARY UNIT PERSONNEL

Nurse Educator

NESKA LORA SARGADO

HEPO

AURA DREW B. ESCANLAR

Secretariat

DANILYN OBAREDES 

 

HOSPITAL SURVEILLANCE UNIT

Disease Surveillance Medical Officer

DR. ROSE MARIE T. LAMIREZ

Nurse Disease Surveillance Coordinator

MARY CLAIRE MOSQUITO

Nurse Disease Surveillance Officers

RON AYONGAO

ROY ALLADO

MAILA KRISTINE SERUE

PATRICK MAGALLANES

Contact Tracers

JESSA CALERO

MARIA SHANENCLESSEL A.  LARA

Encoders

ARIELLE KIM A. MENESES

TRISTEIN SANORJO 

 

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