Country’s first large scale facility geared towards advancing medical tourism, soon to open

Four years after launch, Century Properties Group has completed Centuria Medical Makati, the country’s largest outpatient IT-medical building located in Century City, Makati.

The soon-to-open 28-storey, 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 health care. 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,” Century Properties Chairman and CEO Jose E.B. Antonio said.

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.

On account of its natural attractions alone, the existence of top hotel chains and shopping centers, as well as an English speaking population with some of the best healthcare professionals in the world, who are known for their genuine brand of care or malasakit, the Philippines is already at an advantage.

“A lot of medical tourism opportunities are sometimes a result of many patients’ desire to secure quality care at affordable prices while they enjoy their vacation. The Philippines is one such country that can cater to all these needs,” Antonio said.

Centuria will host Centers of Excellence in Primary care, Multi-specialty Surgery, Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Treatment, Multi-specialty dentistry, Cosmetic and Facial Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology/Laser Eye Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Urology, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment, Orthopedic, Dialysis, Podiatry, Oncology/cancer treatment and Wellness and Complementary Medicine.

To add even more premium on patient experience, Centuria will implement a patient queuing system as well as put in place medical concierge services that can even assist with travel and accommodation bookings.

Antonio envisioned Centuria to provide world-class outpatient health care that is on par with medical tourism facilities in Singapore and Thailand. With the center set to open very soon, the vision is finally a reality.

Source: Manila Bulletin | March 3, 2015