Davao Regional Medical Center
The department of pediatrics was established in 1974 when the hospital who was known then as the Davao del Norte National Hospital apportioned 20 beds for pediatric cases and 8 bed nursery when the hospital’s bed capacity was increased from 20 to 100.
In 1987, the Department started it’s Pediatric Residency Training Program with Dr. Feliciano A. Yamas as the chairman and Dr. Elizabeth P. Derla as the training officer. In 1990, the training program was accredited by the Philippine Pediatric Society. The Department has since invited more consultant staff to help formulate and implement its Pediatric Residency Training Program.
The Department of Pediatrics is an active center for WHO and UNICEF projects, community oriented program such as IMCI, BEMONC, KMC and Breastfeeding program, and this will continue to be among the major thrusts of the department.
It is envisioned that the Department of Pediatrics of the Davao Regional Hospital shall become a center where children receive ideal health care provided by competent, well-trained humane caregivers. It is also envisioned that the department shall continue to pioneer and be active in primary health care programs and at the same time pursue excellence in the field of research within the framework of a government set-up.
It is their mission to make the Department of Pediatrics of Davao Regional Hospital a center where children shall be provided accessible and quality health care. It is also their mission to provide a center where excellent standards of training for resident physicians shall be implemented and pursuit of research, a priority. The Department is also committed to the implementation and conduct of programs dedicated to primary health care.See more