- GLOBAL CITY
- QUEZON CITY
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology puts prime importance to women's health, assuring female patients the best care in relation to their reproductive system.
It is equipped with up-to-date ultrasound machines and staffed by competent OB-Gyne sonologists providing expertise in evaluation, management, and follow-up of each patient.
It provides patients with accurate diagnostic procedures, supported by advanced diagnostic imaging services that aid doctors in the following:
- Determining vital information about the unborn baby (e.g. ageing and presentation, estimated weight, body and breathing movements, amniotic fluid volume, gender, etc.)
- Detecting abnormalities in the unborn baby
- Confirming pregnancy at a very early stage and ruling out ectopic pregnancy
- Diagnosing gynecologic conditions in both sexually and non-sexually active women
- Detecting pathology and abnormalities in the women's uterus and ovaries
- Performing 3D and 4D scans on the fetus and detecting reproductive anomalies
- Performing transvaginal ultrasound procedures to detect abnormalities in the uterine endometrium and fallopian tubes. These procedures are called Saline Infusion sonohysterogram (SISH) and Hysterosonosalpingography(HSSG).
The Lactation Unit is a hospital initiative unit under Maternity and Child Nursing Service Line and Breastfeeding Working Group, which caters to all expectant and breastfeeding mothers, newborns, infants, and their families. The unit extends lactation services and support to the institution's associates, in-patients, and previously admitted visiting patients who are happily breastfeeding or having difficulties in breastfeeding. Also, it serves as a lactation station where breastfeeding mothers may be given a private area to breastfeed their babies. The Lactation Unit is stationed at the 8th floor North Wing of the Nursing Tower in Global City site while the Maternity Unit is at the 2nd floor of Main Hospital Building in Quezon City site.
Meanwhile, as part of the institution's breastfeeding advocacy, the Breastfeeding Working Group has been created to better educate and communicate to the healthcare team, associates, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers the benefits of breastfeeding. The group officially organizes and conducts breastfeeding classes and activities to promote breastfeeding in the hospital. Hence, the Breastfeeding Working Group, composed of medical, nursing and non-medical personnel are all in charge of promoting compliance on breastfeeding policies, as well as 10 steps to successful breastfeeding and global criteria in the BFHI guidelines set by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
Maternal and Child Health Care: The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)
At St. Luke's Medical Center- Global City (SLMC-GC), the hospital has taken its step towards global strategy by practicing and embracing 'Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative' global criteria. As part of global strategy of Infant and Young Child Feeding Program to address Millennium Developmental Goals specifically on child mortality, maternal and reproductive health, and nutrition, BFHI was launched by UNICEF and WHO in 1991-1992. The Initiative has grown, with more than 20,000 hospitals having been designated in 156 countries around the world over the last 15 years. (UNICEF, 2009)
The BFHI program in Global City site was initiated last 2011 and the institution subsequently underwent Department of Health Accreditation. Last December 2011, the institution was able to receive a Certificate of Commitment as 'Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital'. Up until now the Breastfeeding Working Group, Lactation Unit and Services are promoting and innovating its management and practices to close the gap between the traditional and evidenced based practices of breastfeeding.
Lactation Unit Contact Details
Head: Adelina Ardonia, RN
Clinic: Monday to Friday, 7 AM - 3 PM; 2nd floor Main Hospital Building
Contact No.: +63 2 731-0101
Head: Maria Cristina C. Bernardo, MD - Certified Lactation Specialist
Clinic: Monday to Saturday, 9 AM - 2PM; MAB Rooms 1117-1118
Contact No.: +63 2 789-7700 ext. 7118
Patricia Kho, MD - IBCLC
International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Contact No.: +63 2 816-0203
Certified Lactation Specialist
Elisa Patricia May M. Cornelio, MD
Contact Details: 09189021258/ trunkline 7897700 loc. 7117
SLMC-GC Clinic at MAB Room No. 1117-1118
Monday and Friday, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 9:00AM-12:00NN
Jocelyn V. Bondoc, MD
Contact Details: +63 2 7897700 loc. 7121
SLMC-GC Clinic at MAB Room No. 1121
Monday - Thursday, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Joyce Ann Z. Martinez, RN
Trunk line: +63 2 7897700 loc. 8829
SLMC-GC Lactation Unit, 8th Floor North wing
Monday - Friday, 7:00AM - 3:00PM
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