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TriviaaboutSanLazaroHospital

Flagceremony8a.m.everyMonday.
Factorslikesiteofthebite,age,weight,healthconditionshavetobecarefullyconsidered
beforeadministrationofdoses.
Accordingtomedicalhealthpractitioners,tetanuscouldresultfromeventhetiniest
scratchbyananimal,sotetanusshotsareautomaticallyadministered.Itisbettertobe
safethansorry.
ThereisnearbyLongLifedrugstoreatl606QuiricadaStreetjustafewstepsacrossthe
entrancegate.
4pcs.Gauge29,1ccinsulinsingleusesterilesyringecostatPhp10apiece
Terumo3cc.singleusesterilesyringeonepiecePhp.10apiece.
TetanusToxoid1ampuleatPhp35.
Dogbitesonthehead,neck,shoulderareaposeashighriskcasesandareconsideredan
emergency.Becausetherabiescanimmediatelyspreadtothebrain.SanLazaro
EmergencyDepartmentwilltreatthemevenonSundays.Youhavetorushthevictimto
thenearesthospitalinyourareaifyourlocationisfarfromSanLazaroHospital.
ForlessdangerousbitesinlowerextremitieswhichoccurredonaSunday,asfarasSan
LazaroHospitalisconcerned,youmaybringthepatientthefollowingMondaybecause
thedogbitesectionisclosedonSundays.However,itshouldnotbeareasonforyounot
tobringthevictimtoanearestdoctor,clinicorhospitalgivenyouhavealltheresources
andopportunitytodoso.Youneednotwait.Peaceofmindhasnopricetag.

HistoryofSanLazaroHospital
referralfacilityforInfectious/CommunicableDiseases
oneoftheretainedspecialtertiaryhospitaloftheDepartmentofHealth(DOH)whichis
subsidizedbythenationalgovernment.
hasa500bedcapacitythatprovidesfreehealthcaredeliveryserviceparticularlyamong
thedepressed,underservedandunderprivilegedsectorsofthesociety.
Since1986,casesofHIV/AIDSwereadmittedtothishospital.

foundedin1577asadispensaryclinicinIntramurosbySpanishFreyJuanClemente.
becameahospitalin1578forpatientsufferingfromleprosyandotherdiseases.
In 1784, San Lazaro Hospital was relocated to Hacienda Mayhaligue, the present site,
throughaRoyalDecreefromtheKingofSpain.
A chapel was built and its premises enclosed with stone walls by Frey Felix Huerta in
1859.
The Americanrunthehospital in1898asacontagiousdiseasehospital,after320yearsof
Spanishgovernance.
It was only in 1918 that Filipinos started operating thehospital.From19301931,insane
patients were transferred to National Mental Hospital (National Center for Mental
Health). In 1949, patients with leprosy were located to Tala Leprosarium, now Jose N.
RodriquezMemorialHospitalinCaloocanCity

SanLazaroOfficials
WinstonS.GoMedicalCenterChiefII,OfficeoftheMedicalCenterChief
JoseBenitoR.VillaramaChiefMedicalProfessionalStaffII
FerdinandA.LazaroChiefNurse,NursingService
Eleonorita E. Reyes Chief Administrative Officer, Hospital Operations & Patient
SupportService
Virginia O. Dimapilis Medical Specialist III, Education, Training & Human Resource
DevelopmentService
MariaEllaT.GuerreroFinancialManagementOfficerII,FinanceManagementService