Breathing new life into UP-PGH’s pulmonary hub


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Through UP-PGH and SM group’s collab for social good, the hub was laid out with rooms that will
help the Division of Pulmonary Medicine staff comfortably perform their tasks

From pandemic relief to long-term rehabilitation, SM Foundation happily serves the community

SM Foundation, the social good arm of the SM group, continues to extend its helping hand, especially in areas where support is crucial. From providing various assistance during the height of the pandemic, it now breathed new life into UP-PGH’s post-COVID & PulmoCare HUB.

Breathing better together

Prior to the rehabilitation of the facility, UP-PGH Division of Pulmonary Medicine chief Dr. Lenora Fernandez recalled that the facility has struggled to expand its services to meet the growing needs of the community.

Driven by their staunch commitment to patient care, they have explored solutions by partnering with supportive organizations to meet the evolving needs of their patients.

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Through UP-PGH’s social good collaboration with the SM Group, the hub can serve the
community around it

Today, through UP-PGH’s social good collaboration with the SM group, the hub can serve the community around it and reach other patients virtually in other parts of the Philippines.

The hub was prudently built with a vibrant lobby to increase patients’ comfort. It also has spacious rooms, with dedicated areas for rehabilitation, ultrasound, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and virtual consultation.

The collaboration for social good also equipped the facility with state-of-the[1]art equipment that will complement the expertise of UP-PGH Pulmonary Division’s doctors and staff.

Dr. Fernandez envisions a promising future for the hub, aiming to double the number of patients served annually. This milestone not only enhances patient care but also encourages the extension of assistance to other centers nationwide, contributing to the overall improvement of pulmonary health in the country.