Friday, November 30, 2018

The Inauguration of Maxicare Primary Care Center newly open branch at Bridgetowne

After the successful launch of different branches around the Philippines, Maxicare Primary Care Center  the leading healthcare provider welcomes everyone to their newly open branch at BridgeTowne Zeta Tower Ortigas. The inauguration was held last November 29, 2018. 

Ortigas is surrounded by many offices and BPO industry which Maxicare members work here, as well some members are currently residing in this area. The opening of this branch will give them convenient access whenever they need medical assistance in time.

Maxicare is known for having top-notch doctors and amenities so everyone can have the most relaxing healthcare experience. 

Maxicare PCC is equipped with modern design facilities and state of the art medical equipment for fast and convenient medical procedures.

Cut the long queue, members can sit back and relax as they get attended to in just an average of a 6-minute waiting time.

At the new Maxicare PCC in Ortigas, members can get the Maxicare VIP treatment and quality healthcare.

The cozy waiting lounge offers a refreshing beverage bar, free WIFI access, and charging stations.

“Maxicare PCCs were put together with patients’ convenience in mind. Through the launch of our latest PCC here in Ortigas, we bring Maxicare’s signature reliable healthcare service closer to our members in the Eastern side of Metro Manila. Now, they don’t have to travel far to avail of their Maxicare privileges and benefits,” said Maxicare president & CEO Christian Argos.

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Each Maxicare PCC is staffed with well-trained customer care representatives, certified healthcare professionals and Primary Care physicians who specialize in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, OB Gynecology, ENT, and Dermatology. 

Maxicare has 12 Primary Care Centers including affiliate clinic MyHealth. These PCCs are located at Asian Hospital & Medical Center; Chinese General Hospital; Filomena Building, Makati; Makati Medical Center; St. Luke’s Medical Center, Global City; St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City; The Medical City; MyHealth Clinic, Edsa Shangri-La; MyHealth Clinic, Festival Supermall; MyHealth Clinic, North EDSA; MyHealth Clinic, Calamba; and MyHealth Clinic, Cebu.

Maxicare Healthcare Corporation: One of the pioneers in the health maintenance organization (HMO) industry was established in 1987 by an esteemed group of doctors and businessmen with the vision to deliver a better healthcare system. Three decades later, Maxicare has progressed into becoming the No. 1 HMO* in the country, continuously providing comprehensive healthcare programs via its wide network of medical providers and strengthened customer support. Maxicare has more than 1.2 Million Members, more than 56,000 affiliated Doctors, more than 1,000 affiliated Hospitals and Clinics, 3,800 Dental providers, 8 Primary Care Centers and 13 Helpdesks, 9 Satellite Offices, 5 Exclusive Wings. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

KMC and Impact Hub Manila join together to support entrepreneurial spirit VIA Startup

Manila, Philippines - November 2018 - KMC, in partnership with Impact Hub Manila (IHM), brings together key stakeholders with an entrepreneurial spirit at the 1st ever VIA Summit happening on 28 November 2018 at the Green Sun Hotel, Makati City.  

One cannot handle alone, in order to succeed you need the help of others. With this StartUp summit, you can find partners to help grow your business. You can learn new ideas from different organizations and build relationships to maintain your sustainability in the industry.

“This summit brings together the best and brightest minds in the startup ecosystem. Throughout the summit, there will be many opportunities for developing relationships with key players who share common vision of growth and economic sustainability,” said Gregory Kittelson, Chairman and Co-Founder of KMC.
From left to right: Atty. Cristine F. Alcantara - Managing Partner of Abad Alcantara & Associates, Director Senen Perlada - Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Chris Morris - Head of NGO and Civil Society Center of Asian Development Bank (ADB), Hendrick Kiamzon – Executive Vice President of MINT College, Ces Rondario – Co-founder of Impact Hub Manila pose after having a panel discussion for the VIA Startup Summit

The speakers present for VIA handled different aspects that are vital for the growth and sustainability of the local business scene.

Partnerships and Collaboration
VIA Partnerships discussed the respective roles of the government, academe, and industry network in fostering growth for the local startup ecosystem. The panel was moderated by Atty. Kristine F. Alcantara from Abad Alcantara & Associates, with panelists Assistant Secretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Dentsu Aegis Network Philippines’ Country CEO, Donald Lim, and Chris Morris, Head of NGO and Civil Society Center of the Asian Development Bank.

Another segment focused on the positive effects of inclusion and teamwork. Called “VIA Collaboration,” this discussion was led by industry experts and ingenious startup owners. Ces Rondario, Co-Founder and CEO of Impact Hub Manila joined Gregory Kittelson, Chairman and Co-Founder of KMC, for the panel discussion. Space for Ingenious batch one winner, Alexis Lingad of Cryptors Cybersecurity was also part of the panel.

According to Kittelson, KMC wants to provide startups and entrepreneurs the avenue to establish relationships, develop connections, and engage in programs that will help grow and sustain their endeavors. He says there are (6 from the first batch of the SFI program) startups spread around the 19 locations of KMC endeavored together with their partner, Impact Hub Manila.

In partnership with Impact Hub Manila (IHM), KMC undertook a program entitled “Space for Ingenious Program” which helps bring an idea from conception to reality through mentorship from industry experts, spaces conducive to productivity and idea incubation, and access to a vast network of connections and potential investors. The six-month program began last May 2018 and has incubated six startups that were among the first batch of applicants for the program. One startup is Pushkart PH, an online grocery application that basically does the shopping for you. Founder Josh Aragon, 29, lauds the mentorship of the program, “Having mentors dive into your business model, dissect all of the issues, and create a solution for you is really a valuable takeaway from the program. They also give you the connections you need for your business to take off.”

The VIA Startup Summit is also serves to recognize the valuable contributions of startups to the local economy. “Many startups have ventured into mobile, e-commerce, and fintech. This is proof that Philippines’ startup ecosystem is growing rapidly with more and more young professionals starting their own ventures. Matthew Barrie is one of our young CEOs and his company has just won an International Smart City competition called AcceliCITY against 600 startups from 40 countries,” says Riccardo Corsini, KMC’s Vice President for marketing.

300 startups and growing
According to the 2017 Philippine Startup Survey, there are now more than 300 startups in the country, most of which being founded between 2012 and 2017. Continuing changes in technology and innovation have also contributed to the growth of startups. “We firmly believe in the Filipino entrepreneurial spirit. “All startups have a dream they want to pursue. That dream is their starting point. They face many sacrifices, risks and challenges. Through the VIA Startup summit, we seek to be their partners in the pursuit of their dreams,” says Ces Rondario.
 From left to right: Ces Rondario – Co-Founder of Impact Hub Manila, Director Senen Perlada of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Riccardo Corsini – Vice President of Marketing for KMC during the VIA Startup Summit Press Conference.

For more information about the VIA Startup Summit, you may visit 

About KMC
KMC is an ISO Certified Flexible Office Solutions and Staff Leasing Provider, dedicated to delivering customer-centric and highly flexible solutions to businesses seeking to set-up and grow in the Philippines.  KMC has the largest portfolio of serviced offices and co-working space in the Philippines while providing dedicated offshore virtual teams in to its clients from the US, Australia, Europe and Singapore.
KMC helps shape businesses by following them through each phase of their growth-From SPACES which includes serviced offices, co-working and virtual offices, PEOPLE encompassing HR management or payroll and benefits administration to ENTERPRISE covering tailored office fit outs, end-to-end offshore and business continuity plan solutions.

FAME Leaders’ Academy pioneers in lifestyle medicine education for healthcare leaders

It is now well-established that effective and sustained lifestyle intervention is the foundation of treatment in practically all major prevalent medical problems like cardiovascular diseases, chronic lung problems, diabetes, and cancer.

However, busy healthcare providers usually have very little time to provide their patients individualized, simple and sustainable prescriptions particularly on diet, physical activity and stress management.

According to Mr. Hudson Pelayo, FLA Dean, their training modules and workshops incorporate lifestyle medicine as an essential therapeutic tool in addition to drug treatment, and offer a more holistic management of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and more.

“Drug treatment is needed in most cases,” says Pelayo, “but an effectively implemented lifestyle intervention on top of drug and/or surgical treatment is a more naturally oriented and rational holistic management approach,” he explains.

The Academy’s faculty also includes Dr. Blecenda Varona, founder of the Asian Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, who has helped improve the health and wellness of over 100,000 people all over the world. She has authored several books, lifestyle medicine web-based applications, and various health and wellness programs.

International motivational speaker and life coach Richard Tamayo handles the workshops on stress management and cultivating enriching relationships in the workplace. Tamayo has inspired audiences in the United States, Canada, and Asia. He commits to helping people experience powerful breakthroughs through principle-centered seminar workshops on personal development, emotional wellness, family and relationship improvement, stress management, team building, and leadership.

Noted cardiologist and editor, Dr Rafael Castillo, who is FLA’s Dean Emeritus, provides medical perspective in the various modules, highlighting the importance of combining lifestyle medicine with drug treatment in prevalent medical conditions.

For its continuing series of life- and health-enriching workshops, FLA recently launched “Winning in the Workplace”, a training series comprised of well-designed courses and programs specifically made for each organization’s requirements, with topics ranging from lifestyle medicine strategies with a focus on preventing lifestyle diseases; cultivating strong, healthy, and productive workplaces.

Through its highly-structured courses and programs, FLA aims to impart uncommon knowledge, skills and best practices to participants which they can use and readily apply in both professional and personal settings, all while realizing their full potential as creative, passionate, dynamic and productive individuals.

The Academy is the new addition to multimedia company FAME Inc.’s (Friendly Alliances and Media Expressions Incorporated) growing number of divisions catering to medical and health-related communications services.

For more information, you may email or call (02) 892 07 23 or 24 loc. 112.

About FAME Leaders’ Academy

Inspired by the vision of an empowered community of leaders boldly shifting paradigms to continually find better ways of doing things and making it a better world, the FAME Leader’s Academy takes up the challenge of molding future movers and shakers in various professional arenas, making them the best they could ever be. The Academy aims to be a topnotch learning provider for organizations to develop their people’s skills both at the personal and professional levels, so they could be better equipped to handle the challenges of their careers, achieving a seamless balance in the various aspects of their lives.

Through its well-designed training courses and programs distinctly customized to suit each organization’s requirements, participants gain knowledge, skills and best practices which they can readily apply in both professional and personal settings, as they discover their full potential as creative, passionate, dynamic, and productive individuals.

Friendly Alliances and Media Expression (FAME) Inc. organize BlogSpot Media Appreciation Night

Friendly Alliances and Media Expression (FAME) Inc. held its annual appreciation night for its media partners, bloggers and contributors at the FAME BlogSpot Media Appreciation Night held at TrianonPlenary Hall last November 28.

It's my second year to attend this event and I feel so excited to attend this gathering because we know FAME is giving lots of surprises. One of our favorites is the raffle draw, our chance to take home some awesome gifts from the list of available sponsors joining the event. Our humble gratitude for inviting us always in their events and we look forward in the upcoming year.

The event kicked off with FAME Inc’s launch of its latest division, the FAME Leaders’ Academy, a learning provider for working professionals, offering distinct training courses and programs that cover topics from lifestyle medicine to health and relationships.

Set in a Paskong Pinoy-themed gathering, the media appreciation night also featured holiday season related talks from brand partners Accuchek, Goldshine Pharma, and Sleepwell.

According to FAME Inc.’s Business Unit Head Charlotte Punzalan, this year’s gathering is the company’s way of giving gratitude for the support of the media and blogging community to all of FAME Inc.’s health and lifestyle-related activities.

In line with its mission to make people healthy and well, FAME Inc. has conducted lay activities on health and lifestyle such as the Sweet Escape: Hataw Galaw Urban Dance Competition held in Cebu City. 

It has also successfully launched Sagot ka ni Dok, an online platform advocating for public health awareness through informational articles and videos. 

“Our dear media and blogger friends, as well as our contributors and columnists, have all showed
unceasing support in all our endeavors as a health company. Be it through our health publications and
events, they have been with us since day one and we are truly grateful.”

 Punzalan added that FAME Inc. will continue living up to its mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through its future projects.
“We hope we can all start 2019 together and continue our partnerships and collaborations so we can
further strengthen our mission of reaching out to more people.”

The FAME Media Appreciation Night is made possible by Accuchek, Jimms Coffee, Sleepwell, Holistix Inc., His & Hers (nails & others), The Zen Institute, Sante Barley MAX, and Calcium Cee.

About FAME
FAME Inc. is the publisher of Health and Lifestyle, DiabetEASE, ZEN Health, and Travel Plus magazines. It aims to promote good health, healthy lifestyle, sound Christian values, and professional excellence among doctors, healthcare professionals, legislators, and the laymen.

Catch the #AcerU2024 Campus Bus at SM North EDSA on July 13 – 14 with SB19 and G22

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