De Los Santos Med Now Offers PhilHealth’s Z Benefit Package for Kidney Transplant
January 16, 2017
Members of De Los Santos Med’s Kidney Transplant Team: (bottom row, fourth from left) Arwin Ronan Ronsayro, MD, Co-chairman of the Kidney Transplant Team; (bottom row, fifth from left) Lysander Ragodon, MD, VP for Business Development and Planning of De Los Santos Med; (bottom row, sixth from left) Nilo De Los Santos, MD, Chairman of the Kidney Transplant Team and VP for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of De Los Santos Med; the rest of the Kidney Transplant Team
De Los Santos Medical Center, a subsidiary of Manuel V. Pangilinan’s MVP Group of Companies under the Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. banner, recently became the first private Level 3 hospital located in Quezon City to be recognized as a PhilHealth-contracted institutional Healthcare Provider of specialized care for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) requiring Kidney Transplantation. As such, the hospital can now offer the Z Benefit Package for Kidney Transplantation. Under this package, PhilHealth will cover half of the hospital expenses incurred as a result of the transplant procedure.
“Qualified PhilHealth members and dependents with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) or ESRD can now look forward to a new lease on life with this new development,” commented Nilo De Los Santos, MD, VP for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of De Los Santos Med.
The Z Benefit Package was created for all eligible PhilHealth members and their dependents – specifically the underprivileged ones – to have a better opportunity for survival from “catastrophic” illnesses such as CKD and ESRD (also known as kidney failure). In kidney transplantation, a patient will receive a healthy kidney from a willing and compatible donor. This procedure is now considered a treatment of choice for patients suffering from kidney failure as it offers them the best chance to have a more normal way of life.
To inquire about the Z Benefit Package for Kidney Transplantation, visit De Los Santos Med’s Kidney Transplant Office at the 3rd floor of the hospital’s main building or call 89-DLSMC (89-35762) ext. 7158.