The idea for a Wesleyan University-Philippines general hospital was conceived in 2002 to support the clinical needs of the College of Nursing and Allied Medical Services and in preparation for the establishment of a College of Medicine.
The hospital was first launched as a diagnostic center on February 22, 2006. A year later. It was upgraded into a highly specialized cardio-vascular center dubbed as the “Heart Center of the North”. Surgeons and support specialists came from the Heart Center of the Philippines.
With no home-grown cardio-vascular surgeons and support specialists, the number of patients admitted was not enough to support the operation of the hospital. The University had to subsidize it financially.
A change of University administration in April 2009 prompted the Board of Trustees to realign the original concept of the hospital – that of offering all specialty services open to local practitioners while maintaining its cardiovascular capabilities. The name of the hospital was changed to Wesleyan University Medical Center with the subsidy from the University discontinued. The hospital slowly gained recognition from the community though its operation was limited to the existing facilities of its cardio-vascular specialty.
To have a healing institution equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, staffed by competent, ethical and compassionate professionals inspired by Methodist traditions.
To provide quality, caring and cost-effective health services for patients and establish a center for teaching, training and research in the field of medical and nursing specialties under a responsible stewardship sustained by Christian values.
- To maintain and continuously upgrade state-of-the-art medical facilities;
- To teach, train and encourage research through:
- residency training programs in the medical and nursing specialties
- in-service training for nurses and paramedical personnel
- hands-on training for student affiliates
- To expand the medical facilities and provide medical services to the marginalized sector of society;
- To support health programs of the University for the benefit of the citizenry in general and the Methodist community, in particular the church and the clergy; and
- To eventually establish a College of Medicine.
With the ever-escalating cost of hospitalization, WUMC, being a non-stock, non-profit institution, can offer to the public the same quality or even better health care provided by other hospitals, at lesser cost.
At present, the hospital is in the period of development. It requires more funds for the expansion of its infrastructure and purchase of equipment in line with the improvement of facilities. All these are needed to achieve its goal of self-sufficiency.