Medical tourism in the country has escalated in recent years. There has also been an increasing demand for properties that are specifically centered on medical facilities.
Century Properties Group has opened the doors of Centuria Medical Makati, the country’s largest outpatient IT-medical building located in Century City, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati.
Now on soft opening, the 28-story, 74,000-square-meter facility serves to revolutionize preventive health and outpatient care, the delivery of wellness services as well as open greater opportunities for medical tourism in the Philippines.
“It is a realization of our vision to change the game in healthcare. Centuria Medical Makati addresses the country’s need for a point of reference when it comes to a medical tourism facility as well as an elevated form of outpatient experience,” said Century Properties chair and CEO Jose E.B. Antonio.
Regionally, the Philippines is still in the developing stage in providing medical tourist services. But Century Properties believes it should be afforded with more attention, and that the presence of an integrated outpatient facility is a concrete way of securing a steady stream of patients to the country.
The 30-year-old real еstatе firm is the only developer that has a history of creating medical arts facilities, including Medical Plaza Makati, Medical Plaza Ortigas and the medical arts center of Asian Hospital in Alabang.
Because of the success of Centuria and the demand for this kind of facility, Century is considering its expansion to other cities nationally and regionally.
Medical tourism hub
Century Properties is positioning Centuria as an aggregator of the best industry practitioners in medicine and wellness that will cater to both medical tourists and local residents.
Overseas, it aims to tap a market of Filipino expatriates and foreign nationals from Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia-Pacific through an international clientele network.
Locally, Centuria will serve Makati and nearby cities, including its immediate catchment area in Century City, which will have four residential (Gramercy, Knightsbridge, Milano Residences and Trump Tower) and four office-commercial towers upon completion (Century Spire, Centuria and the Century City Mall), as well as nearby villages San Miguel, Bel Air, San Lorenzo and Urdaneta.
Centuria will host more than 500 doctors’ clinics specializing in its centers of excellence in primary care, multispecialty surgery, dermatology and cosmetic laser treatment, multispecialty dentistry, cosmetic and facial surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology/laser eye surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, urology, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, orthopedics, dialysis, breast cancer treatment and wellness and complementary medicine.
Soon to open is he spacious clinic of Dr. Cristina Puyat that will have services of beauty, wellness and anti-aging.
Centuria’s scale as a new-age medical arts facility is marked by the presence of essential outpatient services, such as the newly opened Urgent Care Clinic that caters to primary level cases or nonlife-threatening illnesses; the top-notch diagnostic laboratory Advanced Lab Solutions by Hi-Precision Diagnostics; and the Executive Screening Center led by Dr. Oscar Cabahug, which offers customized and affordable health packages for patients.
Also opening soon is The Surgery Center, a stand-alone, outpatient surgical facility with over 500 highly skilled and board-certified doctor-surgeons from different medical practices already accredited; and the Asia Breast Center, the first profit-for-charity clinic dedicated to breast cancer treatment led by the renowned US-based oncologist Dr. Norman San Agustin.
Above-par patient experience
To add even more premium on patient experience, Centuria implements a patient queuing system as well as medical concierge services that can assist with travel and accommodation bookings.
Parking space is ample, and the Century City Mall next door is easily accessible for both additional parking needs, dining, watching a movie and shopping.
Antonio envisioned Centuria to provide world-class outpatient healthcare that is on par with medical tourism facilities in Singapore and Thailand. With the center’s opening, the vision has become a reality.
Contact the Centuria Medical Makati concierge at 7938611 or at email@example.com.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer | February 27, 2016