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HISTORY

On January 16, 1981, the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) which provides health care
specifically on lung and pulmonary diseases, was established in Quezon City by President
Ferdinand E. Marcos under Presidential Decree No. 1823.
In was inaugurated on January 23, 1982 as a tertiary level hospital with the view of "meeting the
anticipated health problems of respiratory nature on a national coverage as a coordinated effort
of the Ministry of Health, other government agencies and the private sector committed to
health". Its first President and Director-designate was former Minister of Health and prominent
thoracic surgeon, Dr. Enrique M. Garcia. Unfortunately, Dr. Garcia died in June 1981 before the
opening of the center.
It may be claimed that the Center had the vision of then first lady, Mrs. Imelda Marcos and a
dedicated surgeon who devoted his last few years in making a dream come true. Through the
years since it opened in 1982, LCP has been responding resolutely to the challenges of providing
effective pulmonary care to patients, posting impressive gains in virtually all services being
rendered.
On May 16, 1998, all the glory and fame that the Lung Center had achieved practically went up
in smoke. A fire gutted 80% of the hospital building and facilities. It needed an initial funding of
P200 million to initiate the restoration of the hospital under the administration of President Erap
Estrada.
On March 1, 1999, the center reopened providing basic services such as the 24-hour Emergency
Room, laboratory, radiology and pharmacy services, in-patient and out-patient consultation,
ECG, central supply, ultra-sound, nursing care and ambulance conduction. It has two operating
rooms, and an intensive care unit.
Presently the Center has a bed capacity of 210. It is in the process of acquiring state-of-the-art
equipment and facilities. The Center is determined to continue to carry on the legacy of
commitment, excellence and top-quality, affordable medical care to thousands of Filipinos.

VISION
The premier institution for lung and other chest diseases, providing quality health care through
excellent service, training and research.
MISSION
We provide quality health care through state-of-the-art facilities and highly
competent, compassionate staff for the improvement of the Filipino
people's quality of life.
We provide immediate attention to every individual in need regardless of
creed, color, sex, socio-economic status and political affiliation.
We endeavor to achieve financial stability and long term sustainability.
We are dedicated to lung health promotion and advocacy.

directory-key-officials
The hospital's trunk line number is 924-6101 to 20. Please find below the name of the office or contact
person to locate a specific local number.

NAME

POSITION TITLE

Local Numbers

JOSE LUIS J. DANGUILAN, MD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

RAOUL C. VILLARETE, MD Deputy Director for Medical Services


REY A. DESALES, MD

202, 404, 405


406, 243

Deputy Director for Hospital Support Services

333

Department Manager III


SULLIAN SY NAVAL, MD
DINA V. DIAZ, MD

Research and Development 411, 235

Pulmonary Medicine

GUILLERMO B. BARROA, MD

Thoracic Surgery and Anesthesia

JOSEPH LEONARDO Z. OBUSAN, MD


MA. THERESA B. BARZAGA, MD
DAPHNE D. BATE, MD
ELVIRA N. BAURA

410, 407, 236

Radiology and Nuclear Medicine


OIC, Pathology and Laboratory

OIC, Emergency and Out-Patient

Department Manager II, Nursing

ANTONIO B. RAMOS, MD

403
413, 234

412, 252

359

415

Department Manager I, Admin. & Ancillary

Division Chief II
GLENDA L. PICARDAL

Nursing Training and Research

JULIETA C. MANCELITA

Nursing Patient Care

244

270

408, 409

HEIDI R. BASOBAS

Pharmacy

VICTORIA V. PEREZ, RND

238

Dietary and Nutrition

220, 218, 276

Division Chief I
CONSOLACION M. BALDEROSA

Personnel

251, 205

MA. NICOLASA S. TORRES

Patient Business - Billing

CAROL V. MANDURIAO

Cash

GENOVEVA M. HIPOL

Material Management

CESARIO M. YANGAT

General Services

ELEANOR J. RED

327

414, 289, 290


282, 284

406, 417

Officer-In-Charge, Budget and Accounting

416, 224

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

JOSE LUIS J. DANGUILAN, MD


Executive Director

RAOUL C. VILLARETE, MD

REY A. DESALES, MD

Deputy Director

Deputy Director

Medical Services

Hospital Support Services

DINA V. DIAZ, MD

SULLIAN SY-NAVAL, MD

Department Manager III

Department Manager III

Pulmonary Medicine

Research and Development

MA.THERESA B. BARZAGA,

JOSEPH LEONARDO Z. OBUSAN,


MD

MD

Department Manager III

Officer-In-Charge

Radiology

Pathology and Laboratory

GUILLERMO B. BARROA, JR., MD

DAPHNE D. BATE, MD

Department Manager III

Officer-In-Charge

Thoracic Surgery and Anesthesia

Emergency & Outpatient

ELVIRA N. BAURA, RN

ANTONIO B. RAMOS, MD

Department Manager II

Department Manager I

Nursing Service

Administrative and Ancillary