Seven delegate institutions presented their formulated strategies during the fifth module of the Philippine Heart Center’s (PHC) “Governance in Healthcare: Performance Governance System (PGS) Module” boot camp held on July 16-17, 2018 at the PHC in East Avenue, Quezon City.

As the boot camp is a conference that is part of PHC’s advocacy to spread good governance and initiate best practice sharing in the health sector, the three-day workshop became a venue for the delegate institutions to align themselves with the Department of Health’s (DOH) change agenda. Allowing the delegates to better understand DOH’s FOURmula One Plus (F1+) framework, DOH Planning Division Chief Ms. Frances Rose Mamaril, MPH presented the framework along with existing examples from the hospitals in the country. F1+ for health tackles the four components in health sector reform implementation network which are: finance, service delivery, regulation, and governance.

In collaboration with the Institute for Solidarity in Asia, ISA members partnered with delegate institutions to craft their PGS strategy maps and PGS balanced scorecards, namely: Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital, Cotabato Medical Center, Mindanao Central Sanitarium, Northern Mindanao Medical Center, Philippine Heart Association – Council on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease, Region I Medical Center, and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center. By the end of the module, the participants had a taste of the PGS Initiation Revalida highlighting one key result area (KRA), and showing how the 2018-2022 plan looks like for their chosen KRA in front of an expert panel in the health sector.

The panel consisted of PHC executive director Dr. Joel M. Abanilla, PHC deputy executive director Dr. Gerardo S. Manzo, Office for Strategy Management (OSM) head Dr. Juliet J. Balderras, Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center OSM chairman Dr. Jose B. Orosa, and Association of Nursing Services and Profession president and former PHC Managing Services assistant director Dr Maria Linda G. Buhat.

ISA Executive Director Mr. Chris Zaens closed the event by reminding the delegates of the “why.” “It is the why that sustains us in our journey. And the why is the Juan and Juana in our institution.” Dr. Balderras echoed this sentiment and reiterated the Heart Center’s commitment to instill the commitment of good governance in the healthcare sector.

Another Philippine Heart Center PGS Module Boot Camp is planned for October 2018.

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