By Julius D. Mariveles and Rodney A. Jarder Jr.
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North of the city, near a bus terminal in the village of Bata, (short for Bacolod-Talisay) the Allied Care Experts hospital will soon rise.
Its founders, close to 40 physicians from Manila, Iloilo and Bacolod who are top in their field say it will be different.
It promises to be a “green” one, a multi million peso medical facility that will become part of the changing city skyline now dotted with high-rise buildings, condominiums and residential areas in various stages of construction.
Physician Kaye Parreno-Bautista, one of the 25 co-founder doctors in Bacolod, told DNX the 248-bed, seven storey hospital will be developed on a one hectare property.
Over the weekend, ACE had a virtual awarding and signing of contract to its general contractor, Unitan Corporation that will undertake the construction of the facility that promises to be cutting-edge, state-of-the-art and compliant with international standards “yet offer excellent health care services in an affordable, patient-oriented approach.”
Physician Andrew Mallen called the Saturday event a “milestone” in the process of building a “memorial as a marker of God’s goodness, His faithfulness and steadfast love.”
A life that practices honesty, justice, integrity, gentleness, patience and kindness marks a life that is a living sacrifice, that is holy and acceptable to God, serving as a spiritual act of worship. As we labor to make this hospital, and our lives as markers, let us commit to bring the fruit of the Spirit that God can only produce in our lives, in faith. And this will be supernaturally done by the Holy Spirit Himself in each of us.”
Bautista, however, says that in the end ACE Hospital, hopes” to inculcate among our physicians, workers and clients a compassionate and caring heart for the Negrense.”
Among the co-founders of the hospital are the following:
In Manila, Dorothy Mildred Cu. In Iloilo Ferjenel Biron, Jerusha Comuelo, Felibert Dianco, Meride Daulo-Lavilla, Mary Flor Gafate-Ong, Ma. Grace Gallega-Perez, Maria Geraldine Gubatina, Amado Lavalle, Jr., Ike Minerva, Danilo Regozo, Fredilyn Samoro, Jeremy Saquian, and Agnes Jean Villaflor.
In Bacolod, Alben Teodoro T. Abad, Alexander Kent T. Achurra, Leopoldo M. Concel, Ma Teresa Dy-Villanueva, Joseline C. Encarnacion, Wendell Z. Espinosa, Gregorio L. Galve, Anthony C. Gebusion, Rodolfo F. Germinal Jr., Ruel U. Jalea, Salve Regina S. Jesena, Bel Manuel G. Magallanes,
Ma Leila M. Magbanua, Ma. Ivy V. Malata, Andrew I. Mallen, John Clifton U. Martyr, Olga H. Pabicon, Jimmy B. Pacete, Kathryn Kristy Parreno-Bautista, David G. Pedroza, Julian Rizaldy C. Raca Jr., May Claire D. Reginer-Tad-y, Sherwin Lowe B. Rodrigo, Rhona Tio Balinas, Jose Joel B. Yap.