Committed to Caring Since 1967
Capitol Medical Center came into the Philippine Health Community at the dawn of the revolutionary seventies – the martial law years. It was founded by Dr. Thelma Navarrete-Clemente, Mr. Luis C. Clemente and a handful of her contemporaries in the medical profession. The center was built and inaugurated on March 19, 1970, three years after the corporation was first organized in March, 1967. As it stands today, Capitol Medical Center is a modern medical and organizational complex existing as a whole system for the total care of the individual. The institution’s progress over the years can be clearly seen from its rapid extension.
From an initial 100 bed capacity in 1970, it has expanded up to 300 beds and is now accredited as a Center for Excellence by Philippine Health Insurance Corp (PHIC.) An outstanding feature of the institution’s operations is the continuing sustained program for the upgrading of its facilities and equipments to keep abreast with the latest developments in medical and health technology, allowing the highest degree of sophistication and modernity in its services. CMC can now boast a wide array of health care services for inpatients and outpatients. It continues to make a difference in the life of the people through the delivery of Tender Loving Care (TLC) which is its brand of service transcending from the 70’s to the present.
Capitol Medical Center is dedicated to the delivery of total quality health care services in partnership with competent and ethical physicians, professionals and staff utilizing internationally accepted technology, facilities and systems. Capitol Medical Center continually strives to be a role model in the delivery of excellent and comprehensive health care services.
Capitol Medical Center envisions itself to be a globally recognized healthcare institution.
Throughout the years, we never fail to change the way patients receive healthcare through advanced medical breakthroughs and exceptional skills.
March 19, 1970
The Formal Inauguration and Blessing of the Hospital
Capitol Medical Center building 1 was blessed and inaugurated by then Bishop of Manila Msgr. Casas on March 19, 1970, which is the Feast Day of St. Joseph (picture of the CMC Board of Directors, Blessing of CMC1).
The First Kidney Transplant was Done at the CMC Operating Room
After formally opening in March 1970, CMC Surgeons performed the country’s first successful kidney transplant. That same year the first First Kidney Transplant was done in Capitol Medical Center.
The First Pilot Class of CMC School of Nursing
The Pilot Class of the Capitol Medical Center School of Nursing started with 60 students
Establishment of the First Center for Spinal Disorder in the Country
Capitol Medical Center established the first Center for Spinal Disorder in the country.
August 28, 1981
Establishment of the Nuclear Medicine Section
Capitol Medical Center established the Nuclear Medicine Section
Acquisition of the First and Only D.I.T.I (Digital Infrared Thermograph Imaging) System in the Country
Capitol Medical Center acquired the first and only D.I.T.I (Digital Infrared Thermograph Imaging) system in the country.
Opening of Different Out-Patient Facilities
Capitol Medical Center opened different out-patient facilities such as the Ear Nose and Throat Center, Heart Station, Pulmonary Section, and Eye Center.
Establishment of Voice & Swallowing Clinic
Capitol Medical Center established the Voice & Swallowing Clinic.
Opening of multi specialty Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Capitol Medical Center opened its multi-specialty Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
Opening of the Skin Center
Capitol Medical Center opened the Skin Center as part of CMC’s mind and body approach to good health.
The First Laparoscopic Nephrectomy Performed by CMC Surgeons and National Taiwan University Hospital
Capitol Medical Center has done the country’s first laparoscopic nephrectomy (minimally invasive surgical removal of the kidney).
Opening of the Kidney Center
Capitol Medical Center opened the Kidney Center.
CMC’s acquisition of a 128 Slice Toshiba Aquilon CT Scan
Capitol Medical Center acquired a 128 Slice Toshiba Aquilon CT Scan, making it the first hospital in Asia to acquire the world’s adaptive CT Scanner.
Opening of CMC Sleep Center
Capitol Medical Center opened the Sleep Center offering the latest technology in Polysomnography System, which is the first to be installed in the Philippines.
Opening of New Breast Care Center
Capitol Medical Center opened the new Breast Care Center.
Inauguration of the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Complex and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Capitol Medical Center inaugurated the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Complex and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
The First Successful Open Heart Surgery
Dedicated to the delivery of total quality health care, the Capitol Medical Center has set up its own Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Complex (TCVSC).
Partnership with Mount Grace Hospitals, Inc.
Capitol Medical Center established a partnership with Mount Grace Hospitals, Inc.
Our Core Values
We uphold our core values in ensuring patients a healing experience like no other.
- A. Genuine Concern – Provide genuine concern to the individuals the organization serves.
- B. Sensitivity & Attentiveness – Value every individual; being sensitive and attentive to their needs in a timely and appropriate manner.
- C. Understanding the Patient’s Background – Understand the patient’s sociocultural, psychological, and economic influences; and communicates effectively with patients and among the staff, both verbal and non-verbal to achieve the greatest well-being and highest potential for a patient.
- D. Full Moral Support – Provide customers with cheerful help even under the most difficult circumstances.
- E. Compassion – Provide safe, compassionate service to patients, community, and staff.
- A. Great Work Performance – Provide highest quality and best practice in all departments and workplace.
- B. First-Rate Competence & Professionalism – Demonstrate high level of knowledge and skill in all aspects of the profession.
- C. Advanced Medical Knowledge & Technology – Implement patient-care interventions and technology with precision and skill.
- D. Active Integrative & Collaborative Practices – Participate in integrative and collaborative practice to promote high quality health and educational outcomes.
- E. Determination & Resolve for Excellence – Strive for excellence through continuous learning and improving skills, programs, and services to exceed customer satisfaction.
- F. Continuous Improvement – Committed to continuous improvement and seek to set recognized performance standards within the organization.
- G. Maintain a High Level of Patient Care – Utilize and incorporate data, standards of care and best practices into work processes and decision making.
- A. Search & Nurture Individuals – Continuously search and nurture untapped talents as well as discover new resources and value varied/diverse perspectives.
- B. Value Talents & their Contributions – Recognize and value each person’s talents and contributions.
- C. Raise Great Leaders – Develop leaders who will set clear expectations and inspire action toward a share vision.
- D. Open Communication – Provide timely and direct feedback to facilitate collaboration.
- E. “Together We Stand” – Give value to team success.
- F. Recognize & Encourage – Recognize and encourage the value of people and team.
- A. Respect for Patients and their Families – Demonstrate respect for patients and their families with care, concern, courtesy and compassion.
- B. Identify & Exceed Patient Expectations – Identify areas for improvement to exceed customer expectations.
- C. Patients’ Unique Needs – Be guided by the unique needs of patients/clients.
- D. Patients’ Safety & Wellness – Prioritize patients’ safety and wellness.
- E. Providing Patients with the Best Service – Attend to patient with the objective of giving them the best service without compromising their individual needs.
- A. Rules, Regulations, and Laws – Abides by the rules, regulations and applicable laws.
- B. Ideals & Values – Articulates and internalizes stated ideals and values.
- C. Company Mission – Lives out its mission.
- D. Core Values – Resolves dilemmas with respect to a consistent set of core values.
- E. Limitations – Knows limitations and acts accordingly.
- F. Limits of Expertise & Referrals – Recognizes the limits of expertise and makes referrals appropriately.
- G. Practice Values & Ethical Standards – Promotes employment situations that are congruent with practice values and professional ethical standards.
- H. Truth & Honesty in Action – Fosters trust by being truthful and consistent in actions and words. Keeps its commitments.
- I. Values & Embraces Diversity – Practice truthfulness and honesty in the course of his routine work. Recognizes values and embraces diversity.
- J. High Standards of Behavior – Conducts hospital business with high standards of behavior.