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Somoso General Hospital

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Care system  Private
Beds  50 - 100
Funding  Non-profit Hospital
Emergency department  Yes
Affiliated university  University of San Carlos
Location  Quezon Blvd, Panabo City, Davao del Norte, , Philippines
Hospital type  Level 2 Secondary Facility
Standards  Philippine Department of Health
Address  Quezon St, Panabo, 8105 Davao del Norte, Philippines

SOMOSO General Hospital is a privately owned, level 2 Secondary facility and multi-specialty hospital located in Panabo City, Philippines. It was founded in 1975 as Clinica Somoso by Doctors’ Caesar and Anita Somoso and grew from just a family clinic into a first established hospital in Panabo City.

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History

In summer 1975, Doctors Caesar Somoso and Anita Somoso (couple) first established a family clinic through a rented 2-storey, 2 door apartments and set up a 10 bed medical clinic. At the start the facility can offer basic laboratory services (X-ray, blood examination, urinalysis, fecalysis) and primary health care. It was named as Clinica Somoso. Six months after the establishment of Clinica Somoso, Philippines Social Security System has recognized and accredited the clinic with Medicare privileges. This made Clinica Somoso as the first lying-in hospital in Panabo community.

After one year of operation, Clinica Somoso increased its bed capacity to 25 because of high demands of medical services in the community and people recognized that they need not to go to Davao City or Tagum, Davao del Norte for their health needs and or confinements knowing they can be diagnosed and treated well in Clinica Somoso. It is a fact that convenience is also a factor considered by most patients.

Two years after the 25 bed capacity was approved, Clinica Somoso applied for a secondary level licensure which was again approved by Department of Health / Medicare so again, the Clinica Somoso became the first secondary hospital in Panabo, Davao del Norte.

SOMOSO General Hospital

The name Clinica Somoso was changed to Somoso General Hospital on 1977. Gradually, but not progressively Somoso General Hospital under the new name continued to improve their hospital and decided to build their own facility. From across-were their old clinic was established, a 3 storey building was built. Later then Somoso General Hospital have increased to a 50-bed capacity hospital.

Somoso General Hospital enjoys the expertise of specialist in all departments, a well-equipped laboratory (including X-Ray, ECG, Ultrasonography) and managed people who are not only competent but compassionate as well.

With the growing population (mostly due to migration, better job opportunities) and expanding agribusiness (mainly bananas and other tropical fruits), again the need to increase of bed capacity comes to mind.

With, competent doctors, committed, dedicated to serve their constituents not only in Panabo City but the neighboring towns/cities as well, grouped Somoso General Hospital into a corporation. Today, Somoso General Hospital are only a step away to realize our long-time dream and that is to build a state-of-the-art facility.

Hospital Departments

  • Anesthesiology
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • OB-Gyne
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiology
  • Urology
  • Out-Patient Department
  • Accreditation

  • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Phil-Health)
  • AA International (AAI)
  • Department of Health (Philippines)
  • United Health Care
  • Intellicare
  • icare
  • References

    Somoso General Hospital Wikipedia


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