Manila – On August 24, 2022, the Philippines’ first dedicated specialty cancer hospital, Healthway Cancer Care Center (HCCC), an AC Health company, formally entered into a value partnership with Siemens Healthineers, the leading provider in healthcare systems.
The 100-bed cancer facility within the ARCA South development is gearing towards its opening in mid-2023 with the construction of the building underway. Once completed, it will be the first comprehensive cancer specialty hospital in the country, where end-to-end oncology services can be availed by patients. This partnership with Siemens Healthineers, through providing technical expertise and technologies in diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, further strengthens the cancer hospital’s vision of providing quality, accessible and affordable cancer services to a broader base of Filipinos.
“We recognize that cancer-specific technologies play a vital role in detection, intervention, and monitoring, and can transform the quality of cancer care received by patients. Siemens Healthineers have always delivered patient-centered solutions to its clients, which in turn, result to better patient outcomes and experiences. Redefining the oncology landscape through better patient care is a common vision between AC Health and Siemens Healthineers, and we are proud to partner with them in realizing this vision,” said AC Health President & CEO Paolo Borromeo.
“Cancer has been a relentless threat to the lives of many. Our partnership with AC Health and Zodiac Health Ventures strengthens our purpose as we fight the world’s most threatening diseases through comprehensive cancer care. As AC Health builds the first cancer specialty hospital in the country with the Healthway Cancer Care Center, we can provide patients better quality of life through breakthrough innovations as we support healthcare professionals in delivering precision and high-quality care,” said Juan Miguel P. Tan, President and Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers Philippines.
Present in the signing were AC Health President and Chief Executive Officer Paolo F. Borromeo, Healthway Cancer Care Center Chief Operating Officer Jenara Rosanna F. Ong, Healthway Cancer Care Center Chief Finance Officer Ruby P. Chiong, Siemens Healthineers Philippines Finance Director, Rosella Paula M. Villafuerte, Siemens Healthineers Head of Enterprise Services for Southeast Asia Chris Poray, Siemens Healthineers Vice President & Head of Diagnostic Imaging Oliver Armnester Perez, and Siemens Healthineers President and Managing Director Juan Miguel P. Tan.
“Healthway Cancer Care Center (HCCC) aims to be the go-to facility service provider for all cancer patients. And since each patient has a unique medical need, with our collaboration with Siemens Healthineers, we will be able to deliver the premium level of care to our patients. Accurate and timely diagnosis needed for the treatment of their condition is critical to the patient’s treatment journey and this is a point of focus in our patient care pathway,” said HCCC President and CEO Jaime E. Ysmael.
With valuable partnerships, mutual collaboration, and an expert team of cancer specialists, Healthway Cancer Care Center hopes to address this critical public health problem and provide accessible and affordable cancer care to Filipinos. Beyond the cancer hospital, AC Health aims to leverage its integrated healthcare network to expand its oncology services. A hub-and-spoke model, involving its integrated clinic and hospital network, allows AC Health to drive access to affordable cancer care for patients across the country. As such, Healthway and QualiMed will serve as “spokes” of the model and extensions of the cancer hospital “hub.” This provides patients more avenues to seek consultation and have easier access to cancer screening and detection. The vision of this model is to provide impact and solutions to the many Filipinos in need of cancer services.
Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ayala Corporation, and serves as the portfolio company for healthcare businesses. Its vision is to build an ecosystem that links every patient to a seamless healthcare experience. Its portfolio includes Generika Drugstore, the pioneer in generic retail drugstores, IE Medica and MedEthix, major pharmaceutical importer and distributor, Healthway, a network of primary care, multi-specialty, and corporate clinics, and QualiMed, a comprehensive network of full-service hospitals, multispecialty clinics, and a stand-alone day surgery center. AC Health has also invested in health technology solutions, most recently, HealthNow, a healthcare aggregator app that offers online consultations, medicine delivery, and clinic and diagnostic booking.