Philippine General Hospital
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The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is a tertiary state-owned hospital administered and operated by the University of the Philippines Manila, the University of the Philippines System's Health Sciences Center. It is the largest government hospital administered by the university, and is designated as the National University Hospital. It is located at Ermita, Manila
Ermita, Manila
Ermita is a district of Manila, Philippines located halfway between Intramuros and Malate.-History:Ermita was founded in the late 16th century...

 in the Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

. It is the biggest hospital in the country with a 1,500-bed capacity.
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The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is a tertiary state-owned hospital administered and operated by the University of the Philippines Manila, the University of the Philippines System's Health Sciences Center. It is the largest government hospital administered by the university, and is designated as the National University Hospital. It is located at Ermita, Manila
Ermita, Manila
Ermita is a district of Manila, Philippines located halfway between Intramuros and Malate.-History:Ermita was founded in the late 16th century...

 in the Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

. It is the biggest hospital in the country with a 1,500-bed capacity. It is a mixed-use hospital, with 1,000 beds for indigent patients and 500 beds for private patients, and offers some of the lowest rates for patients and is generally known as the hospital for indigent patients.

The PGH, being the largest training hospital in the country, is the laboratory hospital of health science students enrolled in the University of the Philippines
University of the Philippines
The ' is the national university of the Philippines. Founded in 1908 through Act No...

. This includes students of medicine, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, dentistry and speech pathology.

There are 14 clinical departments--Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Neurosciences, Pediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiology, Pathology, Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology--all of which offer residency and fellowship training. It also offers various training for paramedical specialties such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, radiation technology, nutrition, hospital dentistry, medical technology and EMT training.

On an average year, about 600,000 patients pass through the hospital's halls. Because of this, many organizations help the hospital. Some help the hospital directly, such as the PGH Medical Foundation and the Fr. Barbero Foundation. Others help patients by financing the cost of medications, operations and therapies. Some of these organizations are based within the University, notably the Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority of the College of Medicine, recognized by UP Manila and the City of Manila as its outstanding organizations, LIKAS and Pagsama, both multi-college organizations and the Phi Lambda delta Sorority and Phi Kappa Mu
Phi Kappa Mu
The Phi Kappa Mu is a fraternity based in the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. The Greek letters ΦKM stands for Fraternity of the College of Medicine.Founded on August 1933, it is the oldest medical fraternity in the Philippines...

 Fraternity, also of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine
University of the Philippines College of Medicine
The University of the Philippines College of Medicine is the medical school of the University of the Philippines Manila, one of the constituent universities of the University of the Philippines System.-History:...

.

PGH celebrated its centennial in 2007, one hundred years since the US government passed a law establishing it. The hospital has seen the worst of tropical epidemics during its early existence and the worst of the war in the 1940's. It is one of the very few Philippine hospitals that remained open all throughout the war.

Philippine General Hospital Burn Center: Alfredo Ticzon Ramirez M.D. Burn Center

Afredo Ticzon Ramirez M.D. [1939-2003].

The Burn Center of University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital was named after Alfredo Ticzon Ramirez M.D., 'The Father of Burn Medicine' - Burn Surgery - Phi Kappa Mu
Phi Kappa Mu
The Phi Kappa Mu is a fraternity based in the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. The Greek letters ΦKM stands for Fraternity of the College of Medicine.Founded on August 1933, it is the oldest medical fraternity in the Philippines...

. Alfredo is one of the past deans of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine
University of the Philippines College of Medicine
The University of the Philippines College of Medicine is the medical school of the University of the Philippines Manila, one of the constituent universities of the University of the Philippines System.-History:...

. He is an alumnus of the University of the Philippines
University of the Philippines
The ' is the national university of the Philippines. Founded in 1908 through Act No...

 and the Tufts University
Tufts University
Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, Massachusetts. It is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and on the eastern border of France...

 - USA. Alfredo was a F.A.C.S. - [Fellow of American College of Surgeons] and a F.P.C.S. - [Fellow of Philippine College of Surgeons] and a past president of 'Philippine College of Surgeons'. It is during his presidency that 'Philippine College of Sugeons' was renovated and attained its height of development. He also worked for 'Fire Prevention Month' and was approved as presidential decree during the term of Philippine president Gloria Arroyo - Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Alfredo Ticzon Ramirez M.D. is 1973 T.O.Y.M. [Ten Outstanding Young Men] - Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

 and the 5th chancellor of the University of the Philippines
University of the Philippines
The ' is the national university of the Philippines. Founded in 1908 through Act No...

 - Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

, [2001-2003]. His parents were: Pedro Bernardo Ramirez M.D. of Bocaue, Bulacan
Bocaue, Bulacan
Bocaue is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. The municipality of Bocaue lies 24.5 kilometers northeast of Manila through the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Highway and is located at the mid-southwestern portion of Bulacan...

 and Josefina Reyes Ticzon-Ramirez M.D. of San Pablo City, Laguna. They are both alumni of University of the Philippines
University of the Philippines
The ' is the national university of the Philippines. Founded in 1908 through Act No...

 and co-founders of Makati Medical Center
Makati Medical Center
Makati Medical Center is a 717-bed tertiary hospital in the Philippines. The hospital began operation on . Since its start in 1969, the Makati Medical Center has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in medical history in the Philippines, in Asia, and the world...

 - Makati.

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