The Medical City-Clark (TMC-Clark) has started the construction of its US$ 1.5-billion hospital care complex inside this Freeport.
During the cornerstone-laying ceremony here on Tuesday, TMC president and CEO Dr. Alfredo R.A. Bengzon said TMC-Clark is the first component of a larger health care complex at the Global Gateways Logistics City (GGLC), a 177-hectare master-planned logistics and business center which will house new infrastructures amounting to over US$ 1.5 billion.
Bengzon said the construction of the 150-bed world class tertiary hospital complex is scheduled to be completed by August 2014.
"TMC-Clark will have a full complement of top quality diagnostic and treatment services, drawing from the strengths of institutional centers of excellence. It will also be the official medical facility and trauma/burn center of Clark International Airport," he said.
Bengzon also said that since the hospital is situated next to an international airport, TMC-Clark seeks to serve the global market. The hospital supports TMC's strategy to expand its presence by developing a national network.
He also said that TMC network is currently composed of two other hospitals and 20 outpatient clinics located across Metro Manila and selected provinces.
"Now I am filled with pride because finally The Medical City in Clark affirms and advances leadership position to build up the largest operating network," he said.
With the addition of the Clark site to TMC's growing network of health facilities, he said TMC strengthens its serious bid for prominence in national and international healthcare.