Farrer Park Hospital launches clinical collaboration with ARC Hospitals

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Farrer Park Hospital (FPH) has launched a clinical collaboration with Allegiant Regional Care (ARC) Hospitals to promote continuing medical education among specialists and physicians. The collaboration was officially launched at a joint surgical conference held at Cebu, Philippines on 11 February.

The conference marked the start of the two healthcare providers’ plans to cooperate on improving patient care and promoting clinical innovation.

Commenting on FPH’s role, Dr. Timothy Low, the hospital’s CEO said, “We have seen over the past few years in battling the pandemic that more cooperation across borders has been beneficial in responding to both immediate and medium-term health concerns.

“Our hospital is focused on what medical professionals and specialists for various conditions can achieve in coming together to learn from our findings and case studies, and how we have advanced our clinical practices.”

ARC Hospitals runs a 100-bed hospital in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. On holding the conference, Medical Director of the provider Dr. Alex. E. Alegrado said that this was a form of advancing ARC Hospitals’ affiliated physicians’ medical education where they would learn from reputable and distinguished experts from FPH.

At the conference, surgical oncologist Dr. Melissa Teo of FPH spoke on developments in melanoma, sarcoma, and cytoreductive surgery, and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).