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its mission to provide quality and effective care to patients through
clinical competence, the Nursing Department is manned by highly
accomplished nurse managers headed by the Department Manager, Mrs.
Elvira Baura; Dr. Glenda Picardal, Chief of the Training Division; and
Mrs. Julieta Mancelita, Chief of the
Patient Care Division. We have a number of nurse supervisors that
work on 24-hour shifts to oversee the continuity of patient care. They
are Mrs. Evelyn Arafiles, Mrs. Norma Bucoy, Mrs. Elenita Cas, Mrs.
Esmeralda Dela Cruz, Mrs. Lorna Dela Cruz, Mrs. Rosario Cristi, Mrs.
Edna Formaran, Mrs. Ideltrudes Mesa, Mrs. Carmen Tumolva, Mrs. Belinda
Villasencio, and Mrs. Lorenza Cuadra.
With the present setup of our 200+ bed capacity, a nurse may take care of 10 to 15 patients in a single shift. Our nurse to patient ratio may not be ideal, but there is a supportive clinical environment for the practice of nursing in the Center. It is the dedication, skills and professionalism of our nurses that figure in the full delivery of quality patient care.
Through the years, we have trained and produced nurses and prepared them to become globally competitive in their field of practice. Lung Center has become a training ground for nurses who wish to work abroad. The Nursing Department however, sees this from a different perspective—that is, we train nurses to become well-adept in their profession and then we set them free. We are happy to see that we have become instrumental in changing the lives of these nurses, and there is no reason for us to hold them back. We are proud that these nurses who have delivered their professional services in this hospital now impart their knowledge and skills in the care of pulmonary patients in other foreign hospitals. This is part of our virtuous commitment of service, and our noble contribution to the world.
The Linen Section which
under the Nursing Department is the area responsible for the linen
requirements of all wards, from sewing and repairing to coordinating the
laundry of bedsheets, pillow cases, patient gowns, etc.
Nursing Training and
Research Division, Lung Center of the Philippines