Business Head for Regional Visayas Niño Nanquil, AVP & Head
for Corporate Relationship Management of PLDT SME Nation
Jimmy Chua, FVP & Head of PLDT SME Nation Mitch Locsin,
VSMMC Medical Center Chief II Dr. Gerardo Aquino, VSMMC OIC
Chief Administration Officer Ronaldo Soletario, VSMMC
Finance Division Head Maureen Bien.
PLDT SME Nation
partners with VSMMC, drives digitalization of public healthcare
May 11, 2018
CEBU CITY – PLDT
Enterprise, the B2B arm of the country’s leading ICT and digital
services provider – through its small and medium business group,
PLDT SME Nation – formalized its partnership with the Vicente Sotto
Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) in Cebu City, one of the country’s
premiere public health institutions.
Presently, the hospital
serves as a treating and teaching facility for a diverse set of
medical specializations and sub specializations, including internal
medicine and neurosurgery. In an effort to further improve their
services, VSMMC sought to upgrade their day-to-day operations
through innovative technology.
With PLDT’s provision of
structured cabling, cloud services and premium connectivity, VSMMC’s
digital and communications technology capabilities are said to be
comparable to most private corporations and organizations, including
banks and insurance providers – signifying a promising future for
the local public healthcare and service industry.
“I have to commend Dr.
Aquino and the entire VSMMC management team for taking the lead in
adopting digital practices to elevate their healthcare services.
Even before the mandate for government agencies to move towards
cloud, you were already at the forefront of disruptive medical and
public service,” said FVP & Head of PLDT SME Nation Mitch Locsin.
“We are honored to be part
of your great leap towards a digital future and we look forward to
being a part of your journey for more years to come,” he added.
Dr. Gerard Aquino, Medical
Center Chief II for VSMMC, said that the medical facility had chosen
to partner with PLDT precisely because of its expertise in providing
pertinent services and solutions. “No one wanted to believe that a
public hospital could be powered by fiber optics, but I’d like to
thank the PLDT Group for responding to our vision of growing into
the digital world. With the company’s track record as the most
trusted service provider in the country, I don’t think we have
anything to fear throughout this period of innovation.”
PLDT SME Nation continues
to deliver the most up-to-date solutions, further advancing digital
transformation across the country and region, in line with its
mandate of nation-building.