Premier health institution The Medical City (TMC) recently launched its Augusto P. Sarmiento Cancer Institute (APSCI), named after its Chairman of the Board and one of the country’s top surgical oncologists.
One of the highlights of the launch was the unveiling of the APSCI signage and historical marker at the 8th Floor Nursing Tower, TMC in Ortigas, Pasig City. A short program followed at the main lobby where a grand exhibit is mounted featuring the institute’s brand of cancer care.
The event was graced by TMC President and CEO Dr. Alfredo R. A. Bengzon, Senior Vice President for the Medical Services Group Dr. Eugenio Jose F. Ramos, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Jose Xavier B. Gonzales, APSCI Director Dr. Daniel M. Alonzo and Deputy Directors Drs. Beatrice Tiangco and Manuel Francisco Roxas, TMC doctors, managers, and staff, patient partners, and the honoree, Dr. Augusto P. Sarmiento.
About Dr. Augusto P. Sarmiento
Dr. Sarmiento graduated from the University of the Philippines in April 1948. From September to March 1949, he worked as a Junior Parasitologist under the Schistomiasis Control Program of the Department of Health.
He then became a first year resident at the UP-Philippine General Hospital, Department of Obstetrics.
In 1955, an opportunity came to Dr. Sarmiento to be trained as one of the first Filipino surgical residents at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Valhalla of Cancer Surgery in New York City.
In Manila, he taught and practiced general and cancer surgery at the PGH and at two other hospitals. In 1967, he moved his practice along with several overseas trained UP doctors to join Dr. Agerico B. M. Sison in a small hospital in Mandaluyong City. It was named the ABM Sison Hospital, in honor of their mentor. The ABM Sison was later renamed The Medical City and the rest is history. TMC celebrated its 50th year anniversary last year.
The Medical City’s Augusto P. Sarmiento Cancer Institute
Cancer care at APSCI can be described by 8Cs − compassionate, cost-effective, coordinated, collaborative, comprehensive, customized, centered around the patient, and committed.
For more information about APSCI, you may call 9881000 ext. 6214.