Security Bank funds Philippine General Hospital’s new Chemo Prep Room

Posing in front of the prep room’s ceremonial plaque are the following (left to right), Dr. Gerardo Legazpi, Director, Philippine General Hospital, Gina Aboitiz, HWAO Foundation Board member, Elizabeth Virata, Chairman, Helping Women And Others (HWAO) Foundation, Sharyn Wong, Country General Manager, Estee Lauder Philippines, Jan Baybay, Enterprise Marketing & Data Manager, Estee Lauder Philippines, Tang Singson, President HWAO, Bettina Osmeña, HWAO Foundation Board member, Tanya Ansaldo-Deakin, Corporate Communications & Branding Head, Security Bank Corporation, Dr. Jorge Ignacio, Director, UP-PGH Cancer Institute.

Security Bank Corporation, together with the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and non-government organization Helping Women and Others (HWAO), participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 31 at the PGH-Cancer Institute to formally inaugurate the hospital’s new Chemo Prep Room.

The donation was part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative and will improve the delivery of daily chemotherapy treatments by the country’s premiere public hospital.

“The chemo lab is the lifeline of cancer patients; the proper timing of giving of chemotherapy is very important and can be lifesaving for each patient. So, what you have done now can save the lives of many cancer patients. Thank you so much to Security Bank, Estee Lauder, and to HWAO for making this new chemo prep lab possible,” said Dr. Jorge Ignacio, Director, PGH Cancer Institute.

The newly built Chemo Prep room can accommodate the mixing of up to 200 chemotherapy medications per day. The room is considered a Bio-safety level 3 facility by the Department of Health.

According to PGH Director Dr. Gerardo Legazpi, the new Chemo Prep Room can prepare up to 200 chemo cocktails per day, doubling the capability to assist Filipinos afflicted with cancer. The new Chemo Prep Room will also pave the way for the institute to expand its pharmacy in the near future.

Dr. Jorge Ignacio of the PGH Cancer Institute explains how the new laboratory is able to prepare more chemotherapy cocktails to aid the treatment of cancer patients in the hospital.

“With cancer being one of the leading causes of death in the country, contributing to such a meaningful initiative is humbling. While our vision is to become the most-customer centric bank in the country, we hope to do so not just through financial excellence, but also through purposeful service, and that means enriching lives, empowering businesses, and building communities. We are thankful to all our partners here today for allowing Security Bank to be part of this impactful project,” said Tanya Deakin, Vice President and Corporate Communications and Branding Division Head of Security Bank.

Pictured left to right: Kara Magsanoc Alikpala, co-founder, ICanServe Foundation, Woman in Yellow, Tanya Deakin, Corporate Communications and Branding Head, Security Bank Corporation, Sharyn Wong, Country General Manager, The Estee Lauder Companies, Dr. Gerard Legaspi, Hospital Director, Philippine General Hospital, Tang Singson, President, HWAO Foundation, Bettina Osmena, HWAO Foundation Board Member, Elizabeth Virata, Chairman, HWAO Foundation, Gina Aboitiz, HWAO Foundation Board Member, Dr. Jorge Ignacio, Director, UP-PGH Cancer Institute and Philip Cu-Unjieng.

To know more about Security Bank’s various corporate social responsibility projects, you may visit www.securitybank.com/news or Security Bank’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SecurityBank.

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