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The Barotac Nuevo Municipal Hospital, located along Corner Araneta-Zamora Streets, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo was created pursuant to Batas Pambansa Bilang 303, an act establishing a municipal hospital in the municipality of Barotac Nuevo, Province of Iloilo, to be known as the Barotac Nuevo Municipal Hospital, appropriating funds therefore. Approved November 14, 1982.

       

The Hospital building was constructed by the Ministry of Public Works in 1982 until 1984 and was completed on March 31, 1985. The 10-bed capacity Hospital finally became operational in December 1983 with twenty-two (22) Personnel complement headed by Dr. Mauricio Madrona, followed by Dr. Rafael Callado as OIC.

 

On March 20, 1992, RA 7264 was passed increasing the Hospital Bed Capacity from 10-bed to 50-bed capacity.  However, the Operation of the 50-bed capacity was not implemented due to the fiscal restraint brought about by the devolution to the Local Government on April 1, 1993.  The Provincial Government of Iloilo approved only a budget for 1993-1994 for a 10-bed capacity Hospital.  In effect, RA 7264 was not implemented.

 

Pursuant to the provisions of RA 8372, which effectively took effect January 1, 2000, the Hospital was re-nationalized to be known as the DON JOSE S. MONFORT MEDICAL CENTER EXTENSION HOSPITAL, functioning as an extension of the Western Visayas Medical Center in Iloilo City and appropriating funds therefore. 

 

Initial funding for the Hospital for CY 2000 was Ps.12,785,000.00 consisting of Ps.4,224,000.00 for Personal Services, Ps.6,561,000.00 for MOOE and Ps.2,000,000.00 for Capital Outlay.  Additional funds were received through the representation of Cong. Narciso D. Monfort (OAF-Ps.1,850,650 & PCSO – Ps.4,283,000). 

 

The re-nationalization of the Hospital was implemented by a Memorandum of Agreement signed by the Honorable Secretary of Health and the Honorable Governor of Iloilo. 

 

On April 2001, Dr. Andres M. Dolar was designated Officer In-Charge of DJSMMCEH. But on January 12, 2005, Rescission Order was released by the DOH Central Office returning back the supervision and management of Don Jose S. Monfort Medical Center Extension Hospital to the Western Visayas Medical Center effective February 1, 2005  under the headship of Dr. Jose Mari C. Fermin.

 

To monitor and supervise the hospital operation, the WVMC Chief designated Dr. Joseph Dean L. Nicolo as Officer In-Charge and later, April 1, 2014, he was appointed as Chief of Hospital II. He was then succeeded by Mariano S. Hembra as OIC Chief of Hospital II last February 2017 up to the present.

 

As the years in community service goes on and with the increasing population, the completion of the Iloilo Southwest, Northwest and Central Highways, the Municipality of Barotac Nuevo became the converging point because of its very strategic location.  The Hospital thus became the emergency referral center, before cases were directly referred to Iloilo City for further special Medical and Surgical management.  It serves not only Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo but nearby municipalities

 

From a 10-bed general hospital, DJSMMCEH was increased to 25 bed-Level 1 General Hospital on December 18, 2006 with 59 implementing beds. 

 

Currently, with the additional PHIC wards and private rooms, the implementing bed increased to 77 beds and the hospital has a license to operate at a 50-bed capacity, level 1, general hospital.

 

Proofs of the increasing number of clients were reflected in the DJSMMCEH annual hospital statistical reports. 

 

With the upgraded hospital facilities such as laboratory, radiology, available supplies of drugs and medicines at the hospital pharmacy, other ancillary services and continuous provision of competency–based training by the Department of Health for the medical and non-medical staff, the DJSMMCEH is already providing the best mother and child health care services.

 

DJSMMCEH medical staff includes physicians who have finished residency training in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pedia, OB-Gyne, Surgery, Orthopedics and Anaesthesiology, visiting consultants in Clinical Pathology, Orthopedics, Radiology & Ultrasonology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. It is therefore capable of providing inpatient and outpatient services in the major clinical areas with support services from the laboratory and x-ray which is available 24/7.

 

It has major facilities like Operating Room, Delivery Room, Trauma Room, Emergency Room, Recovery Room. It also provides ultrasound, ECG services, fetal surveillance (fetal monitor).

 

The Hospital has established a Health Emergency Management System for emergency and disaster preparedness in the hospital and pre-hospital setting.  Emergency drills are conducted regularly to enhance the skills of all hospital staff to respond in case of emergency.

 

The DJSMMCEH hospital policies are made by the senior management staff most often adopting the policies of DOH.

 

Presently, it has 119 permanent positions including 10 medical specialist, 141 Job Hire personnel and 6 Visiting Consultants. These 141 Job Hire personnel is composed of doctors, nurses, medical technologist, pharmacist, aides, technicians and support staff.  These personnel were hired to augment additional workforce for the increasing demand of hospital service.