Corporate Social Responsibility

Read Story : San Miguel Corporation Extends Much Needed Support to Mary Johnston Hospital

May 11, 2020

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) through San Miguel Foundation, its corporate social responsibility arm and Ginebra San Miguel, Inc., a SMC majority-owned beverage company, donated to Mary Johnston Hospital (MJH) the much-needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and other health supplies for the fight against Covid-19. Said donations were endorsed to the MJH Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer Dr. Glenn Roy V. Paraso. According to Dr. ParasoMJH seeks to bring its resources to bear where partnerships for health are built to uphold efforts and grow opportunities for learning making a cycle of restoration, renewal, and resurgence happen. MJH is truly blessed to receive overwhelming support from San Miguel Corporation and its growing number of health partners.

From March 16 to May 3, 2020, the MJH Emergency Room was able to examine a total of 775 PUI patients and 505 of these patients were classified as SUSPECT or patients that has signs and symptoms BUT WAS NOT TESTED for COVID-19. Also, 270 patients were classified as PROBABLE or those who exhibits signs and symptoms AND WAS TESTED FOR COVID-19 and 30 patients were classified as CONFIRMED or laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19.

The MJH management, its 200 front liners, and the Board of Trustees are deeply grateful for the BLESSING San Miguel Corporation extended to the hospital. MARAMING SALAMAT PO.  

As articulated in the official website of the SMC, the company has been repurposing most of its facilities to respond to the need for more protective items and food for the hardest-hit communities. It also is tapping its global network of suppliers to purchase PPEs that doctors, nurses, and other health care workers desperately need to continue saving lives amid Covid-19. SMC liquor plants nationwide were retooled to produce rubbing alcohol to help front liners fighting the outbreak. SMC President and COO Ramon S. Ang is vocal on his commitment to grow the fund for PPEs and to continue allocating resources to purchase them. 

MJH takes on the whole of society approach, where partnerships for health such as the one with SMC Foundation are seen as necessary for restitution and restoration.  In God’s grace, we will heal as one.