BRTTH Receives Back-to-Back Recognition
In a span of just two months, the Bicol Regional health Research BRTTH was consecutively recognized by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Forum for Ethical Review Committees in the Asian and Western Pacific Region (FERCAP). Last September 2018, the DOH released its Department Memorandum No. 2018-0367 re: FY 2017 Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) Office Ranking, indicating that BRTTH ranked second best among the Level III Hospitals nationwide, with a rating of 91.50%. While last November 2018, the hospital sent its Institutional Review Board (IRB) Members and Secretariat Staff, together with the Chief of Medical Professional Staff Dr. Salvacion S. Macinas, to Taoyuan City, Taiwan to receive the international recognition as a FERCAP recognized IRB.
According to FERCAP, the BRTTH-IRB is the 30th IRB from the Philippines to receive this international recognition. They now join 234 other FERCAP recognized IRBs from countries in the Asia Pacific Region.
These recognitions are in keeping with the Institution’s quest to exceed customer expectations and continually improve hospital operations.