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ECC partners with biggest Private Rehab Center in Zampen
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 (Source: ECC REU9)
ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 15, 2017. The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) and the West Metro Medical Center (WMMC) formally sealed their “exclusive partnership” thru the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to facilitate the rehabilitation needs of workers who experienced work-related accidents or injuries in Zamboanga City.

ECC, an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), champions the Social Protection of Workers in the event of any work-related contingencies through its Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP) which provides a bundle of programs and services for workers and their families in the event of work-related contingencies. Through the leadership of Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis, ECC was able to strengthen and improve its programs and benefits in the past 5 years. True to its commitment to the Filipino workforce, ECC has been meticulously sourcing out excellent partners for their rehabilitation program.

The West Metro Medical Center, operated by Metro Pacific Zamboanga Hospital Corporation, a member of Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc., is one of the country’s largest chains of private hospitals. Presently, West Metro hosts one of the biggest rehabilitation centers in Zamboanga Peninsula.

The MOA signing between ECC and WMMC was graced by Mr. James Joseph S. Noel, West Metro Head of Ancillary Services, DOLE9 Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo, Mr. Ramon H. Diaz, President and CEO of West Metro, Mr. Jerrick Gerard C. Go, ECC Regional Program Focal and Ms. Maria Chona S. Go, West Metro Chief Finance Officer.

As a result of the partnership, ECC shall be referring qualified clients for rehabilitation services such as Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy to West Metro. Laboratory examinations and prescribed medicines shall also be shouldered by ECC.

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(Jerrick Gerard C. Go, ECC9)

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