Manpower Complement. As a sign of gratitude, Dr. Elva M. Joson of Virac RHU expressed her warmest recognition to her fellow health workers instilling that her team together with the constituents of the Provincial Health Office and Provincial Government will continue to provide essential health services to all the people they are mandated to serve.
The 2nd Catanduanes Health Excellence Awards run on this premise: Excellence differentiates extraordinary people from ordinary people. Those who strive for excellence will have longevity in their endeavors.
And this is what Municipal Health Officer Dr. Elva M. Joson of Virac Rural Health Unit (RHU), who was feted as the Best Municipal Heath Officer in the province, has embodied in her years of service in the health sector.
Dr. Joson also narrated the collaboration and support her team experienced with their implemented programs and accomplishments, sharing the secret of their team for bagging multiple awards during the awards day on June 20, 2019 at the Provincial Convention Center.
“First and foremost ay yung family profiling namin, talagang nag family profiling kami, and then inayos namin yung mga records lalong lalo na sa family planning which is nag-iimplement na din kami ng subdermal implanon, submersion type siya ng family planning na ini-insert dito yung progestin implant. Aside from that kami meron din kaming STD-HIV activities na talagang pinaigting namen,” she explained.
She thanked the local government units and municipal executives for the support and assistance they received.
“Sabi ko nga sa response message ko “they are the wind beneath my wings, I can’t be the best MHO kung hindi po best and health workers” kumbaga the collaboration andiyan talaga and di lang naman ako, may mga kasamahan din kaming best (sa kanilang field). Tapos hardwork, sincerity, and dedication. Siguro kung pagsama-samahin yun, yun talaga ang naging reason kung bakit tumaas ang accomplishments namin,” she added.
The Virac RHU was awarded with the Best Program Implementer for Child Health and the Best Program Implementer for Women’s Health.
Virac RHU also has the honor of having Ms. Nilda Matienzo as a midwife, who was feted with the Longevity Award for being in the service for 43 years.
On the other hand, various local health officers, volunteers, and partners attended the said awarding program. Among the awardees were:
BEST PROGRAM IMPLEMENTER
|TB Program||Mr. Saul T. Sanchez, Public Health Nurse at Pandan RHU|
|Child Health||Virac RHU|
|Women’s Health Program||Virac RHU|
|Family Planning Program||Ms. Tusola Jacob, Public Health Nurse at Panganiban RHU|
|National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP)||Ms. Maria Teresa U. Cabrera|
|WASH/ Environmental Health & Sanitation Program||Mr. Joel C. Aquino, Rural Sanitary Inspector Panganiban RHU|
|Disease Surveillance||Ms. Ana Arnate, Public Health Nurse at Baras RHU|
|Nutrition Program||Pandan RHU|
|Rabies Elimination Program||Bagamanoc RHU|
HEALTH DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS – NON GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS (NGO)
|Partner for Voluntary Blood Services Program||Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) Catanduanes Chapter|
|Partner for STI/HIV AIDS Program||LGBT BeauRAC|
|Partner for Oral Health||PDA Catanduanes Chapter|
|Oral Health Program||Nancy P. Chua, Medical Dental Foundation, Inc.|
|Voluntary for Barangay Health Programs||BHW Federation Catanduanes|
HEALTH DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS – NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES (NGA)
|Community Based Treatment and Rehabilitation Program (CBTRP) Partner||Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)|
|Catanduanes Police Provincial Office|
|Judge Lelu P. Contreras|
|MTRC Catanduanes Team|
|School-Based Health Programs||DepEd Catanduanes|
|NTP and CBTRP Partner||DSWD|
|Health Promotion||PIA Catanduanes|
|In the Implementation of Public Health Programs (Disease Surveillance)||Catanduanes Doctors Hospital Inc., Immaculate Heart of Mary Hospital|
|Disease Surveillance and NIP||Dr. Ma. Teresa A. Arcilla|
|Under Service Delivery Network||Dr. Joselitio DC. Urgel|
|Adolescent Health Development Program (AHDP) Teen Partner||Mr. Jay Taniegra|
|Patient Support Group for Non Communicable Diseases||Magandang Buhay Club, San Miguel RHU|
|CBTR Stakeholder Partner||Pssg. Annaliza T. Balin, PNP San Miguel|
|NTP Partner||Dr. Felix Ma|
|Ms. Venia Gapaz|
|Dr. Maricel Nuyda|
|Dr. Angel Albert Lamban|
|PHO Volunteer for Nutrition Program||Ms. Wilma De Belen|
|Media Partners||Radyo Pilipinas, Ms. Arlene Bagadiong|
|Catanduanes Tribune, Engr. Fernan Gianan|
|Bikol Peryodiko, Mr. Ferdinand Brizo|
|Radyo Kaamigo, Panganiban|
|Padaba FM, Mr. Paolo Sales|
|Local Implementation Coordination Team (LICT)||Ms. Sonia Villaluna|
|Ms. Marilou Vargas|
BEST HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE
|Highest Newborn Screening Coverage||Easten Bicol Medical Center (EBMC)|
|Functional TB-DOTS Hospital Facility||Caramoran Municipal Hospital|
|Red Orchid Hall of Famer||Juan M. Alberto Memorial District Hospital|
|Employee-Centered Hospital||Pandan District Hospital|
|NVBSP||Pandan District Hospital|
BEST PHO PROGRAM COORDINATORS
|Rabies Elimination Program||Dr. Magdalena Martinez|
|Health Emergency Management Staff||Engr. Leo Armand Gapaz|
|Disease Surveillance||Ms. Daily Flores|
|Family Planning Program||Ms. Ira Pamela|
|Nutrition Program||Ms. Marites Curativo|
|HIV/AIDS||Ms. Celia Romano|
|NVBSP||Ms. Evelyn Haban|
|AHDP||Ms. Nelida Pereyra|
|Best Inter Local Health Zone (ILHZ)||PaViBa|
|Longevity Award (43 years in service)||Ms. Nilda Matienzo, Midwife, Virac RHU|
|Best Municipal Health Officer||Dr. Elva M. Joson, Virac RHU|
Meanwhile, Acting Gov. Shirley A. Abundo expressed her salutation to the health workers of the province.
“Lahat talaga ng sakripisyo hinihingi po namin sainyo. Siguro kapag asa ospital ka 150% or 250% ang hinihingi kasi buhay po talaga ang nakasalalay sa kamay ninyo. Kung hindi man po kami makacompensate sa right terms of sweldo, sana po buo pa rin ang calling ninyo. If you are called to help the sick people, sana matugunan ninyo,” said Abundo, hoping that Catanduanes will not only fall to being just a health awardee but also to being a province full of nourished people.
Moreover, Lilibeth I. Pabico, Development Management Officer IV Officer-in-Charge of DOH Catanduanes, also stated that rendering a better health system to fellow men is not about monetary compensation but as a way of priceless service in aiding the government attain the goal of being the healthiest people in Asia by 2030.
The Salud Bikolnon Catanduanes Excellence Award is a product of team effort with the Department of Health (DOH) and local health sectors. It is an annual celebration of giving recognition to different health sectors and respective partners in the province who excelled in the different health programs of the DOH.