Former DOH Secretary Bengzon named 2015 Juran Awardee
by Kyla Camille, Vigorbuddy.com |
Former Department of Health Secretary and The Medical City (TMC) group’s CEO, Dr. Alfredo R.A. Bengzon, has been named 2015 Juran awardee in ceremonies last October 23, 2015 at the SMX Aura in BGC, Taguig City. The award was given during the 27th National Quality Forum of the Society in recognition of Dr. Bengzon’s achievements in promoting quality and excellence in his organization and in the health care industry.
The Juran Award is given every year by the Philippine Society for Quality (PSQ), Inc. to a key senior executive of a company, the academe or labor organization who has significantly contributed in the field of quality management in the country.
The Juran award honors Dr. Joseph Juran for his worldwide contribution to quality. His idea initially revolutionized the practice of quality and has now become generic to quality practitioners.
Dr. Bengzon was recognized for his high-quality work as head of TMC, an internationally accredited health institution and currently the largest health care network in the Philippines.
In its 48 years, TMC has been committed to provide high quality, compassionate health care and promote the strictest standards of safety for both its local and international patients.
TMC recently earned its fourth Joint Commission International’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its internationally-recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
TMC was first accredited by JCI, the world’s most prestigious accrediting body for health care organizations, in 2006 and again in 2009 and 2012.
TMC President and CEO Dr. Alfredo R.A. Bengzon receives the Juran Medal Award for Quality from Philippine Society for Quality (PSQ) President Eleanor S. Cruz. Also in photo are (from left) Warren M. Enteria, PSQ Internal VP-NQF Chairperson; TMC Chairman of the Board Dr. Augusto P. Sarmiento; SVP for Patient Services Group Virginia B. Alano, and Angelica C. Fraginal, PSQ Immediate Past President and Chair of 2015 Juran Medal Awards Committee.
Several programs of TMC have also been recognized by numerous organizations including the prestigious Asian Hospital Management Awards (AHMA).
The 2015 Juran awardee was also the Secretary of Health for six years under the term of President Corazon Aquino and former Vice President for the Professional Schools of the Ateneo de Manila University, dean of the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health and dean emeritus of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Bengzon has received several awards and recognitions in his lifetime. One of them is the prestigious Lux-In-Domino Award – given by the Ateneo de Manila University and the Ramon Magsaysay award for government service.