As of May 2021, the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) has already served over eight hundred clients via its TeleHealth Project since its launching on October 2, 2020. Dubbed as “Call Center for Health”, with the objective to serve clients from the comfort of their homes, the project minimizes patient expenditures, lessens the need for travel and faces challenges posed by pandemic-related protocols and restrictions. This uses the one of the most convenient methods offered by modern technology: the smart phone.
To evaluate the implementation of the TeleHealth Project, the BRTTH Public Health Unit (PHU) facilitated a Program Implementation Review (PIR) and Planning Worshop last May 11-12, 2021.
Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital-Institutional Review Board (BRTTH-IRB) members participated in the Basic Research Ethics Training (BRET) by the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB), via zoom on June 10-11, 2021.
All BRTTH-IRB members (core, alternate and external) joined the two-day training lectured by Dr. Sonia Bongala, Chairperson of PHREB-Committee on Standards and Accreditation, and Dr. Angelica Francisco, member of PHREB-Committee on Information Dissemination, Training, and Advocacy.
The new set of officers of Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) Employees Association/Union was formally inducted on June 1, 2021, with the Medical Center Chief presiding.
BRTTH Employees Association/Union was formed out of the need to protect the interests of the workers. It led efforts to provide aid and give benefits to employees.
LEGAZPI CITY—The Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) conducted a simple turnover ceremony of Dr. Eric Raymond N. Raborar, the new Medical Center Chief (MCC) of the institution, on June 10, 2021 via zoom.
Dr. Raborar received the symbolic key of responsibilities and acceptance from Dir. Ernie V. Vera, the former OIC-Medical Center Chief of BRTTH and the current Department of Health Regional Office 5 (DOH RO5) Regional Director.