The Makati Medical Center announced the appointment of its new medical director, Johnny Sinon, MD at a round table with the media on October 13.
Dr. Sinon finished his medical studies at the University of Santo Tomas and has also taken units on Hospital Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He has 32 years of service in MakatiMed, including four years of residency.
With a wealth of clinical experience in Emergency Medicine, he has held leadership positions in MakatiMed through the years. Dr. Sinon was head of the Department of Emergency Medicine from 2005 to 2014. Prior to his appointment as medical director, he served as president of the Medical Staff Association (MSA) and head of the MMC HealthHub.
He also served as medical director of International SOS (Philippines) Inc., a global medical and travel security assistance organization operating in 93 countries with 850 locations.
Dr. Sinon’s term as full-time MakatiMed medical director is for three years – from2016 to 2018 – handling a total of 2,316 staff, and overseeing clinical units, including Medical Services, Medical Education, Hospital Accreditation, Patient Relations and Clinical Support Services.
“One of my top priorities is to closely support our President and CEO Rosalie Montenegro and our doctors and medical staff, as well as contribute to charting the strategic plan of MakatiMed to ensure its growth and expansion, and retain its leadership in the Philippine healthcare industry,” he said.
During his term, Dr. Sinon’s plan to strengthen the hospital’s research projects and residency training program, offer regenerative medicine, which is a growing medical trend, and collaborate with academic institutions for the research programs.
“We will continue ensuring that we deliver the best medical care to our patients. The focus will always be on providing quality and safe healthcare for all,” he added.
MakatiMed’s corporate social responsibility is also a priority under his leadership, rationalizing the institution’s health service and charity programs for indigent members of the community.
As medical director, Sinon envisions Makati Medical Center to be top-of-mind for everyone needing world-class healthcare of international standards.