2nd Most Outstanding Cooperative
CDA Gawad Parangal 2019
In terms of population, Quezon City is the largest among the 16 cities in Metro Manila. A number of government agencies and hospitals sit in the City. One of them is the East Avenue Medical Center, a public hospital with the primary goal of providing quality medical care and treatment to patients irrespective of sex, socio-economic status and religious creed. It used to have facilities where regular working hours are not enough to meet the medical needs of the patients. While the hospital provides medical support to the public, non-medical needs, such as food and basic necessities, of the patients, their families, and the hospital staff are not easily accessible. Recognizing this, a core group of twenty-two (22) personnel started the idea of a consumer cooperative within the hospital.