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CMC Newsletter - 2016

CMC at 46 . . . Another Vision turned into Action

CMC AT 46 . . .  ANOTHER





February 08, 2016 marked the start of the Year of the Monkey at the same time unfolded one of CMC’s biggest dream that is to see its Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery (TCVS) in full operation. Mr. Aluptos Zingalawa was the first patient to undergo Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery. This adds up to the list of “state of the art” facilities and services that CMC offers to its clients spanning for four and a half decades. The successful procedure was performed by a team of competent Physicians an
d Professional health care workers headed by Dr. Rector L. Villajuan and Dr. Felixberto Lukban, TCVS Surgeons.  Another first in CMC is the installation of a Solar Energy Panel to support the Green advocacy at the same time provides back-up power supply for more than a thousand fluorescent lamps in the hallways of the hospital. Another achievement for CMC is the Breastfeeding accreditation.

The CMC Cardiovascular Team successfully performed the first-ever coronary artery bypass graft or open heart surgery last February 8, 2016. With the compassion of CMC Management, the medical team and generous benefactors, the surgery was performed on a 52 years old male, married, and a freelance electrician who is suffering from coronary   artery with 5 vessels disease.


Patient Aluptos Zingalawa from Angeles City, Pampanga is diabetic since 2001 and had a stroke attack on December 2014. On November 2015, he was referred to Dr. Rector Villajuan, a Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeon.

The patient was submitted for angioplasty and the result was not good enough to give the patient a normal heart function.  After the procedure, Dr. Villajuan informed the patient that he needs to undergo an open heart surgery. Patient Zingalawa admitted that he cannot afford to shoulder the expenses and it was though the kindness of Dr. Villajuan that Mr. Zingalawa's surgery was made possible.


Two months after, Dr. Villajuan was able to set and arrange the operation of Mr. Zingalawa at Capitol Medical Center.
The CMC Management under the Cardiovascular Center accepted the patient as a service case (free of charge) while other hospital bills were covered by Phil Health and PCSO.

The surgery was scheduled on February 8, 2016 and lasted for 8 hours. It was a successful operation for the Department of Surgery and another milestone for Capitol Medical Center being its first-ever open heart surgery.

The Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgical team was headed by Dr. Rector Villajuan an alumnus of Capitol Medical Center where he finished his residency training under the Department of Surgery.  He was assisted by Dr. Felixberto Lukban, Cardiologist; Drs. Carina Dipasupil and Ma. Theresa Lapesura, Cardiac Anesthesiologist; Dr. Jen Cantre. Intensivist; Mr. JR Pang & Mr. Jose Marri Baccus, Perfusionists.   The medical team, on the other hand was headed by Dr. Mario Villardo, Cardiologist; Dr. Lailani Baldiviso, Diabetologist; and Drs. Kathleen Descalla-Mata, Sabrina Gonzales & Ronald Segundo, Surgeon assistants.

Patient Aluptos Zingalawa went home after a few days stay in the hospital.  Before he was discharged from Capitol Medical Center, he shared the following statement as a manifestation of his appreciation, " We are extremely grateful to Dr. Rector Villajuan, all the doctors, the CMC Management, the Nurses and hospital Staff who took care of me during the operation. My family are so happy for the warm affection and care accorded to me during my confinement and most specially for giving me a chance to extend my life".

The Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgical Team who performed the first open heart surgery in CMC, headed by Dr. Recto Vilajuan and Dr. Felixberto Lukban

surgery staff



Mother Baby Friendly Hospitals


mommybabyWe are awaiting for the official notice to be one of the “Mother Baby Friendly Hospitals" duly accredited by the Department of Health.  We are also, continuously working on the ISO Accreditation simultaneous with the upgrading of our facilities and services.  Adversities will crop up every now and then but with a solid grounding and a cohesive team, it will not take long for the institution to pass through its down times and re-emerge once again with the able assistance from the younger generation of both the Medical Staff and the employees as well.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy - CMC Rehab Medicine


CMC Rehabilitation Medicine Department



The CMC Rehabilitation Medicine aims to help patients achieve function to a maximum level and improve their quality of life. Increasing awareness of the value of exercise in all fields of medicine such as Cardiology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, as well as Rheumatology has promoted growth of specialty.

The CMC Department of Rehabilitation Medicine recently acquired the Zimmer enPlus version 2.0 Shockwave unit, a treatment system for electromagnetic generation and application of radial shockwaves in physiotherapy.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) has been around since the early 1980’s when its use in the treatment of kidney stones was introduced in the procedure is known as Lithotripsy. Over the past 10-15 years, ESWT has gained popularity for its use in musculoskeletal and various orthopaedic conditions and the procedure is alternatively called “Orthotripsy”.

Shockwaves are longitudinal acoustic waves that are propagated in water-like soft tissues. Shockwaves of varying intensities may be produced through electrohydraulic, piezoelectric or electromagnetic principles. High energy shockwaves used for disintegration of ureterolithiasis were in the past produced by units using electrohydraulics. Shockwaves used for musculoskeletal conditions, on the other hand, microscopically cause interstitial and extracellular responses that lead to tissue regeneration. They have been found to enhance neovascularization, with the formation of new capillary and muscularized vessels at the tendon-bone junctions. They cause the release of angiogenetic growth and proliferating factors including eNOS, VEGF and PCNA, which initiate the repair of chronically inflamed tissues.



ESWT is indicated for use I the following conditions

   .  Chronic plantar fasciitis

   .  Chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

   .  Calcific tendinitis

   .  Myofascial Pain Syndrome

   .  Chronic Achilles Tendinitis

   .  Hypertonic muscles / spasticity

   .  Chronic muscle spasms

Physiotherapy sessions with ESWT are shorter. 1000-2000 shock are delivered to the area to be treated in few minutes and sessions are done once or twice a week. 3-7 sessions generally result in improvement in most conditions.

The procedure is non-invasive. Risks and complications are minimal.


For more information, you may visit the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at the Ground Floor, CMC Bldg 2, or call (02) 372-3825 to 44 local 2106 / 2107.


Message from the Chairman of the Board

Message from the Chairman of the Board

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Dearly Beloved Members of the Capitol Medical (CMC), Patients and Friends,

Greetings of Peace, Joy and Goodwill!

For and on behalf of our Board of Directors (BOD), the Management Committee (ManCom), CMC’s other officers, and of my humble self, please permit me to extend to each and every member of the medical staff, the employees, the entire CMC Family and to all our patients and friends, our greetings on this very significant 46th Anniversary of Capitol Medical Center.

Please accept our sincere and heartfelt congratulations for playing a role on the success of CMC, together with our appreciation and gratitude to all for being a partner with us for the past 46 years of good existence.

Your concerted efforts brought Capitol Medical Center to where it is today. Aside from the PHIC certification as a Center for Excellence, our institution is determined to seek worldwide accreditation as one of its culminating goals. We are positive that with your hard work and cooperation we will realize this long term dream for our beloved CMC.              

Above all we thank the Good Lord, His Blessed Mother Mary and our Patron Saint Joseph for making CMC and all of us as an extension of Their Healing Power and Love to enable us to play our role to render Excellent Quality Tender Loving Care to all.

Maraming Salamat Po!  Congratulations! God Bless Us All!                                                                     

Very sincerely yours,




Induction of the 2016 Board of Directors and Officers of Capitol Medical Center


Vice Mayor of Quezon City Ms. Joy Belmonte inducted the newly elected Board of Directors of CMC, namely: (L to R) Dr. Thelma N. Clemente, MHA,FPCHA, Chairman, Dr. Edgardo N. Clemente, Vice Chairman, Ms.Carmina C. Desales, MHA,FPCHA,President, Dr. Lilia P. Luna, FPOGS,Vice-President, Dr. Milagros D. Sevilla, Treasurer, Members: Dr. Ma. Corazon G. Logarta, Dr. Vergel Quiogue, Mr. Luis Antonio N. Clemente, Dr. Rima T. Tan, and Atty.Carmi Czarina Tugday, Corporate Lawyer, not in photo were Dr. Nelson A. Patron and Dr. Benigno R. Santi, II. The induction was held at the CMC 12th Floor Auditorium and attended by the CMC Stockholders.



Joint Executive Committee     



Asst. Director, MEPDE

Dr. Christia S. Padolina


Department of Medicine

Dr. Quintin P. Babaran – Chairman

Dr. Mario Victor M. Villardo - Training Officer


Department of OB-GYN

Dr. Aurora R. Quiambao - Chairman

Dr. Ma. Luisa S. Acu - Vice Chairman

Dr. Ma. Estrella Yu-Flores - Training Officer


Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Ernesto Delos Reyes - Chairman

Dr. Alisa A. Ascutia - Training Officer


Department of Surgery

Dr. Jorge T. Logarta - Chairman

Dr. Pedrito E. Guevarra - Training Officer


Department of Radiology

Dr. Alfredo A. Madamba - Chairman

Dr. Ronald Babaran - Training Officer


Department of Anesthesiology

Dr. Joan Daza-Precilla - Chairman

Dr. Renan H. Flores - Vice Chairman

Dr. Philip B. Fernando - Vice Chairman


Department of Rehab Medicine

Dr. Consuelo P. Macalalad - Chairman

Dr. Editha A. Tuason - Vice Chairman


Department of Pathology

Dr. Rommel P. Domalaon - Chairman

Dr. Arnold Fernandez - Vice Chairman

Rooftop Solar for Capitol Medical Center


The sun is the source of almost all of the energy available on earth. The sun powers photosynthesis and pushes air masses across the face of the planet, driving the windmills. The sun heats water in the seas, which condenses into the clouds that bring life-giving rain for plants and fills the reservoirs behind the hydroelectric generators.


Solar power is energy from the sun and without its presence all life on earth would end. Solar energy has been looked upon as a serious source of energy for many years because of the vast amounts of energy that are made freely available, if harnessed by modern technology.


Solar power is on the rise, a trend that can be seen in both residential and commercial installation of solar panels. For many installing solar is about saving money on monthly utility bills.


Last February, Capitol Medical Center installed 41 solar panels on its roof, equivalent to 80 watts. For the hospital, it was also being environmentally friendly and having the Power to Save.


Looking at the rooftop of CMC Bldg.5 from ground level, you won’t notice anything different. But stand on top of the building and you’ll see solar panels.


Advantages of Solar Power

§ Solar energy is a clean and renewable energy source.

§ Once a solar panel is installed, solar energy can be produced free of charge.

§ Solar energy will last forever whereas it is estimated that the world’s oil reserves will last for 30 to 40 years.

§ Solar energy causes no pollution.

§ Solar cells make absolutely no noise at all. On the other hand, the giant machines  utilized for pumping oil are extremely noisy and therefore very impractical.

§ Very little maintenance is needed to keep solar cells running. There are no moving parts in a solar cell which makes it impossible to really damage them.

§ In the long term, there can be a high return on investment due to the amount of free energy a solar panel can produce.


Disadvantages of Solar Power


§ Solar panels can be expensive to install resulting in a time-lag of many years for savings on energy bills to match initial investments.

§ Electricity generation depends entirely on a countries exposure to sunlight.

§ Solar power stations do not match the power output of similar sized conventional power stations; they can also be very expensive to build.

§ Solar power is used to charge batteries so that solar powered devices can be used at night. The batteries can often be large and heavy, taking up space and needing to be replaced from time to time.