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on behalf of the Valdez-Silao family, i would like to express our profound gratitude for the care you have afforded to our MOM Vicenta Silao -WARD

Also, thank you for remembering our Mom's soon 82nd birthday by giving her cake and balloons which serves not just an inspiration to her but al of us family. have talked to her on the phone and she told me, it was a good surprise and she was indeed very gratified and happy.

again, a million thanks. with best regards. GOD BLESS!


Good Morning to one and all

  I am one of the patients of your prestigious Medical Center last Tuesday, January 27, who had undergone Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). I wish to thank all the staff/employees who extended their unselfish and dedicated assistance while I was at the Center.  Special mention to Dr. Hidegunda Santos, Medicard coordinator, the HMO staff (the two ladies from the billing section), Mr. Oliver Hufana and his staff (MRI section), and the nursing students who assisted at the MRI section.


Sometimes a happy face
Takes us to a cheerful place,
Where all the sadness
Turns into gladness
And troubles fade way...
Worries and fears dissipate
And happiness ensues...
So here's a bunch of happy smiles
Especially for you ALL …

 Have a nice DAY !!

Philippine Economic Zone Authority
Baguio City Economic Zone
loakan Road, Baguio City

Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:25 AM


“A smiling face is the mirror of our body and can heal sick patients” – Last March I came here for check-up. I was then referred to Dr. Espinosa so I went to his clinic. He sent me back here for EEG. The staff downstairs at the front office did the EEG for me right away so I had the time to go back to Dr. Espinosa who interpreted the result. It was done so fast that we had the time to go back to Ilocos that same day. I thank the staff very much. To Lorma as a whole, thank you so much and may God bless you all. All the staff and employees of Lorma Hospital are very friendly. I’m very glad to see their smiling faces every morning. Keep up your good work!!!
- Patient Rm 426.

Thank you for my pleasant stay at Lorma. Keep up the excellent care & service. Dr. Nelson Gundran is very patient, good physician. He listens well to patient’s complaints. He shows happy disposition. Hope he’ll be a fellow soon.
Thanks doctor!
– From Executive Suite G

“I have been supplied with newspapers everyday. I had been to big and modern hospital in Manila, and it’s only here that we are given newspaper.  Nursing personnel – prompt in doing things for patients’ comfort.  Very good big, and clean trash cans." 
- From Exec. Suite E

“My thanks to Dr. Gamboa and MCO in the ER who gave a helping hand during my life and death situation. I can’t forget all of you who gave me my second life and of course to our beloved God Almighty who used your hospital to help me survive. I was so satisfied. In behalf of my small kids, husband and my relatives, thank you very much! God bles you all!” – From 2A (Ward)

Lorma hospital has improved a lot when it comes to services. The personnel are so caring and they always offer a friendly smile. I am happy to see some interns who were my former students in high school. They are so cheerful and fresh looking which help the patients recover fast. LORMA EXCELLENT! – From Rm. 222




Lorma celebrates a milestone in its history.

By: Ramil Ramirez, May 13, 2004, San Fernando City, La Union

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May 12, 2004 marked the 70th year anniversary of Lorma Medical Center; the largest, well-known and most respected private hospital in Northern Luzon. The event was celebrated along with the inauguration and blessing of Lorma Colleges, San Juan Campus; a new grade school and high school added to Lorma’s quality, academic offering.

President of Lorma Inc., Dr. Rufino L. Macagba, Jr. delivers his address to attendees.

“It was fitting that the occasion of our 70th year was celebrated on hospital day and as a lesser known fact, on the birthday of Florence Nightingale,” said Dr. Rufino L. Macagba, Jr., president of Lorma Inc. “If there is any world figure associated with nursing care, it would certainly be Florence Nightingale,” added Dr. Macagba. Fitting and appropriate it was as the gala tribute was attended by dignitaries, business leaders, management and staff of Lorma, Inc. The Governor of La Union, Honorable Victor F. Ortega and his wife the Honorable Mayor Mary Jane Ortega were among those who graced the affair.

Tenor, Jonathan Malicsi and soprano singing star, Aileen Cura

Father Kleopas entertains the audience with an operatic performance.

Guests were treated to a delicious selection of gourmet foods and an elegantly prepared dining area at the new campus for the occasion. Entertainment was also provided by Father Kleopas, a talented Greek Orthodox monk who performed operatic renditions of “O Solo Mio” and “Grenada” along with a romantic mix of classical, jazz and Broadway selections by tenor, Jonathan Malicsi and soprano singing star, Aileen Cura.

The new Lorma Colleges San Juan Campus.

The blessing of the new Lorma College San Juan Campus also gave the community a chance to see the newly erected twin building structure that is to house the grade school and high school. “We are making every effort to make sure that not only is the structure of the new campus of high quality but the level of education offered to be just as good,” said Mr. Robert F. Kaiser, Jr., Executive Vice President of Lorma, Inc.

Started as a small home clinic in 1934 by founders Drs. Rufino & Crispina L. Macagba, the hospital has grown into an institution known for quality healthcare services and medical excellence. The leadership of President Rufino L. Macagba, Jr. and administration of Executive Vice President Mr. Robert F. Kaiser brought about unprecedented growth for the hospital and solidified its position as the leading medical care provider in the north.

Dr. Rufino L. Macagba Jr. presents an award of appreciation to Mr. Robert F. Kaiser, Jr.

Lorma’s long history of medical achievements has resulted in numerous “firsts” in healthcare for Northern Luzon. Among them are:

• 1st modern Computerized Dialysis Units in La Union.
• 1st Fully Automated Laboratory in the North.
• 1st Cancer and Pain Treatment facility in the North.
• 1st Poison Center outside of Metro Manila.
• 1st and only Mammogram machine in La Union.
• 1st Spectron Central Monitor for intensive care.
• 1st Laparoscopic Surgery in Region 1.
• 1st Echocardiographic Ultrasound in La Union.
• 1st Cornea Transplant in Ilocos.
• 1st Vein Scope in the Philippines.
• 1st Computerized Tomography (CT-Scanning) in La Union.
• 1st Prostate Cancer Detection procedures in La Union.
• 1st fully equipped Surgical Eye Laser Center north of Manila.
• 1st Ultrasonometer for Osteoporosis detection in Region 1.
• 1st Home and Office Laboratory Services in the North.

New Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Machine; the first in Northern Luzon only at Lorma Medical Center.

The future of Lorma Medical Center is also full of opportunities for more medical breakthroughs. A recently signed agreement between Lorma Medical Center and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) of the Philippines designates Lorma as one of three hospitals in the Philippines that will allow for discounted medical services for its members. The agreement will also provide the hospital with a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine and a 4-Dimensional Ultrasound; both firsts in the province of La Union, Region I and Northern Luzon.

As part of its illustrious history, Lorma Colleges, which began as the Lorma School of Nursing, was founded in 1970 under the leadership of Dr. Rufino L. Macagba, Jr. with the goal of producing nursing graduates imbued with professional skills, Christian values and leadership potential. Today, hundreds of Lorma graduates serve as nursing professionals as well as in paramedical and other positions around the world.

Through the years, numerous classes, schools and colleges were added namely:

• ABC Fun School, which became Lorma Grade School.
• School of Midwifery
• School of Radiologic Technology (Associate Degree)
• Bachelor of Arts Major in Hotel and Restaurant Administration (AB-HRA)
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to replace the nursing school program (GN)
• Lorma Special Science High School
• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
• Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (BSMT)
• Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology (BSRT)
• Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (BSPT)
• Bachelor of Arts major in Theology (AB-Theology)
• One year course in Computer Technology
• Graduate School in Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) – first in La Union
• Bachelor of Arts major in Psychology (AB-Psychology)
• BS in Heath Services Management
• BS in Computer Engineering
• BS in Business Management major in Information Technology
• Toddler Program opened in the Lorma Pre-School
• Master of Science in Information Technology – only such program in Northern Luzon
• 3 year Bio-Medical Equipment Technology course (first north of Manila) in was granted a permit by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for offering in SY 2004-2005.

Director Jose P. Mainggang addresses the audience and highlights the achievements of Lorma Colleges.

Under the guidance of College Director Jose P. Mainggang, Lorma Colleges was granted deregulated status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Manila for a period of five (5) years from October 27, 2003 to October 26, 2008. President Gloria M. Arroyo and CHED Chairman Bro. Rolando Dizon conferred the award to Lorma Colleges in Malacañang on November 28, 2003. Second only to autonomous status, Lorma Colleges does not need CHED approval anymore before it can start new courses.

Since the year 2000, with Mr. Rufino “JJ” L. Macagba III taking the helm of the Internet Services Department, Lorma Colleges has had the distinction of being the sole awardee in Region I as a Center Of Development for Excellence (CODE) in Information Technology.

With all the success experienced by Lorma Medical Center and Lorma Colleges, the Lorma Community Development Foundation was founded in 1984 with the aim of improving the life and well-being of poor people and communities. Licensed to operate as a social welfare and development agency by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Lorma Community Development Foundation develops linkages locally and abroad for project funding and implementation. Some projects include:

• Capability-Building Training funded by the World Bank for the benefit of NGO’s and PO’s
• Hydraulic Ram Jet Pump funded by PBSP (Philippine Business for Social Progress) for the benefit of Upland Barangay in San Fernando And Naguilian
• Health and Sanitation funded by the DOH (Department of Health)/PCHD for the benefit of Poor Barangays in Luna, La Union
• Medical Missions funded by the PCSO (Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Organization) and UNILAB for the benefit of Barangays in San Fernando, Santol and San Juan, La Union
• Community Organization/Reforestation funded by the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources).

“The future has many challenges but we will face them head on,” says Dr. Rufino L. Macagba, Jr. “Our vision of being the leading referral center for tertiary cases in Northern Luzon, offering a wide range of diversified services in strategic locations to meet existing needs in the field of health will drive us to maintain the highest standards we had set for ourselves.” Lorma’s mission of providing the best
quality in personalized health care, with dedication, Holistic approach and Christian concern has kept them at the forefront of providing the finest medical services available in Region I. It is through their core values of personalized service, Christian concern for patients and employees, dedication to achieving harmony and family-based relationships, providing a clean conducive environment for professional and technological growth that has served as a model of success for the past 70 years.

Lorma’s commitment to excellence will ensure the same success for another 70 years and many more years to come.


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