New private hospital to rise in Tagum

TAGUM CITY—A new private hospital will cement this city’s image as a premiere investment hub with the groundbreaking of the Palm City Medical Center located in Circumferential Road in Barangay Magugpo West.

Consisting of 39 founders, the majority of the members are proud to be local doctors practicing their profession in the city.

The hospital will sit in the sprawling 8,000 sq. m. lot donated by Dr. Myrna Gazmen, the former City Health Officer of Tagum. The 5-storey hospital will have three adjacent buildings that will cater to medical, health, and wellness services to Tagumenyos.

The event was attended by Tagum Vice Mayor Geterito Gementiza, The City Nutrition Council Action Officer and Councilor, Hon. Jan Dmitri Sator in behalf of Mayor Allan Rellon, and former Vice Governor Baby Suaybaguio.

It can be recalled that Tagum received its CROWN (Consistent Regional Winner in Nutrition) maintenance award just recently which reflects the best health practices of the city, thereby attracting more establishments that will further improve the health and wellness services here.

Dr. Ricardo B. Laganson, the president of the PCMC group promised that the hospital will be a partner of the local government in giving premium health services to Tagumenyos and other nearby cities and municipalities’ residents with importance to extending help to marginalized sector of the society. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum


Hon. Jan Dmitri Sator is reading Mayor Allan Rellon’s message to the doctors and guests of the groundbreaking ceremony of Palm City Medical Center last August 18, 2018 at Circumferential road, Magugpo West. Carlo Jay Abellana/CIO Tagum


PCMC group members led by Dr. Ricardo B. Laganson and Hon. Jan Dmitri Sator in laying the time capsule for the soon-to-rise state of the art hospital named after Tagum City. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum


PCMC doctors, Vice Mayor Geterito Gementiza, former Vice Governor Baby Suaybaguio, Hon. Jan Dmitri Sator, and partners posed using the Tagumpay sign to celebrate another victory for the city in the health sector following the launching of the Palm City Medical Center. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum