AC Health showcases cancer site, innovates services throughout the pandemic
Ayala Corporation President and COO Fernando Zobel de Ayala (5th from left), Zodiac Health Ventures CEO Jenara “Nona” Ong (5th from right), DOH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III (3rd from right), and AC Health President and CEO Paolo Borromeo (rightmost), together with other AC Health and DOH representatives
Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health) is developing the country’s first comprehensive cancer specialty hospital. On December 9, the AC Health Group, led by Fernando Zobel de Ayala, welcomed DOH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, to the cancer center site in FTI Complex, Taguig for a brief tour and a discussion of AC Health’s initiatives to support the implementation of the National Integrated Cancer Control Act (NICCA).
“We are grateful to the Ayala Group for their continued commitment to improve cancer care in the country, especially by establishing the first specialized hospital for cancer in the Philippines. Beyond that, we also thank them for their response efforts throughout the pandemic. Being one of the first private institutions to respond to COVID-19, the Ayala group continuously works with the IATF and the government in providing testing and treatment modalities for patients all over the country,” said DOH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III.
“The Ayala Group will continue to be a partner of the Department of Health (DOH) in addressing healthcare gaps in the country. AC Health’s network offers a unique opportunity to redefine healthcare in the Philippines and the Ayala Group is committed to continue investing in various innovative healthcare solutions. Ultimately, we believe that the collaboration of the public and private sector will help realize our vision of improving healthcare for all Filipinos, especially in light of this current health crisis,” added Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Chairman of the Board of AC Health.
In November, AC Health announced its partnership with the Cancer Treatment Services International (CTSI), a Varian company and a leading oncology services provider that has supported the delivery of safe, quality, and affordable cancer care worldwide for nearly two decades. The 100-bed cancer facility will be located in the FTI Complex in Taguig City, Metro Manila, adjacent to Ayala Land’s Arca South development.
AC Health President and CEO Paolo Borromeo and Ayala Corporation President and COO Fernando Zobel de Ayala welcome DOH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III for a tour of AC Health’s cancer center site in FTI Complex, Taguig
Innovating throughout the pandemic
Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health), the healthcare arm of the Ayala Group, continues to leverage its network and innovate on care delivery throughout the pandemic. AC Health’s integrated healthcare ecosystem includes the country’s first comprehensive cancer care hospital and a partnership with the Qualimed Health Network to improve treatment facilities in the country. Its network is also comprised of over 750 Generika Drugstores, 100 Healthway Family, Multi-Specialty, and Corporate clinics, and the HealthNow mobile application.
AC Health’s business units have adapted to ensure patient needs are met amidst the pandemic:
Healthway at Home: Healthway clinics have brought their services closer to patients through Healthway at Home, which offers home healthcare services such as COVID-19 RT-PCR testing, laboratory testing, primary care consultation, physical therapy, vaccination, and medicine delivery.
Generika App: Generika Drugstores recently launched the Generika mobile application where patients can get generic medicines and other healthcare essentials right at their fingertips. The platform allows patients to locate the Generika branch closest to them, order medicines and other healthcare products, select their preferred mode of payment, and choose between pick-up or delivery.
HealthNow App: AC Health’s Vigos Ventures, in partnership with Globe’s 917Ventures, launched HealthNow, a primary care platform that offers telemedicine consultations, online medicine ordering and delivery, and clinic and diagnostic testing booking. HealthNow is envisioned to be a healthcare super app that aggregates different healthcare services into one platform, the first of its kind in the Philippines.
Qualimed Expanded COVID-19 Bed Capacity: AC Health recently expanded the COVID-dedicated bed capacity of Qualimed Sta. Rosa and Qualimed San Jose Del Monte to over 100 beds combined. This signifies another milestone between the partnership of AC Health and Qualimed which began in April when AC Health converted Qualimed Sta. Rosa into a COVID-19 Referral Hospital.
Both the Generika and Healthnow apps are available for download in Google Play for Android and the App Store for iOS.
“We are proud to leverage our integrated healthcare ecosystem and accelerate innovations across our portfolio as a response to the crisis and in preparation for the next normal. Innovation is at the forefront of our priorities, especially as we witness and adapt to the changes in healthcare delivery brought by the pandemic. By offering home healthcare services, launching digital health platforms, and building specialty treatment facilities, AC Health aims to transform traditional care methods while continuing to deliver quality, affordable, and accessible care to all Filipinos,” said Paolo Borromeo, AC Health President and CEO.