/ 24 February 2022

THE SOUTHWESTERN University Medical Center has signed an agreement with Mount Grace Hospitals, Inc. to further advance its healthcare services and enhance its medical education.

Under the agreement, MGHI, a member of the United Laboratories Group, the country’s largest pharmaceutical company, will manage the day-to-day operations of the SWUMed. The aim is to improve medical services and provide exceptional training to next generation health professionals.

A 115-bed tertiary general hospital, SWUMed is a trusted leader in providing state of the art and affordable healthcare services. It is the medical training arm of the Southwestern University PHINMA School of Medicine.

A ceremonial signing was held on February 18, 2022 at the MGHI headquarters in Mandaluyong with the executives of Southwestern University PHINMA led by its president, Dr. Chito B. Salazar, and MGHI President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos C. Ejercito and Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Rhais M. Gamboa.

“Our newly formed agreement with SWUMed expands the reach of Mount Grace in Visayas and Mindanao. With this, we are able to bring in our medical expertise through a strong geographical presence in key urban areas in the country, making us true to our vision as stewards of health in communities around us,” Ejercito said.

The event was followed by a virtual signing on February 21, 2022 with the Southwestern University PHINMA board of directors Ramon R. del Rosario, Jr., Magdaleno B. Albarracin, Jr., and Oscar J. Hilado. SWU PHINMA Chairman del Rosario expressed his appreciation of the recent collaboration.

“We are delighted to have found an ally in Mount Grace. This partnership will let us bring the latest healthcare innovations and services to Cebu, position SWUMed at the forefront of healthcare and medical education, and enable more Filipino families to live dignified lives,” he added.