P2.5B Lanang hospital to take shape by 2018

Architect's perspective. Lanang Premiere Doctors Hospital, Inc. (LPDHI) is seen to support the city's medical tourism industry. It will rise within Megawold's 11-hectare Davao Park District township project and set for groundbreaking on March 14, 2017. Photo by Ar. Raphael Tayactac.
Architect's perspective. Lanang Premiere Doctors Hospital, Inc. (LPDHI) is seen to support the city's medical tourism industry. It will rise within Megawold's 11-hectare Davao Park District township project and set for groundbreaking on March 14, 2017. Photo by Ar. Raphael Tayactac.

Suntrust Properties, Inc. will hold the groundbreaking ceremony of Lanang Premiere Doctors Hospital, Inc. (LPDHI), a 250-bed hospital component within its 11-hectare Davao Park District township project on March 14, 2017.

Speaking during the DermPath bizforum at SM City Davao on Tuesday, PNS Land Development, Inc. president Lemuel R. Podador and also chairman of the board of LPDHI said it will be a medical resort-type facility which, at P2.5 billion is seen to be a high-end hospital in the city.
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“It will have a spa and other wellness programs,” said Podador who added that the facility will also include a pool and helipad.

According to the LPDHI chair, the facility is expected to provide medical needs of Class A and Class B clients, especially those who reside at Davao Park District’s residential components, the One Lakeshore Drive and Two Lakeshore Drive.

However, he stressed a program will also be created for Class C type of patients.

“We should be able to support everybody, mapapobre ka man, mapadato ka man, naa na. (We should be able to support everybody regardless of their status in the society),” said Podador.

He said the construction will kick off at 2018 which will take one and a half year to two years to be completed.

“The first four floors will be fully operational by 2019 so that it will cater to initial services including laboratory, pharmacy, outpatient,” Podador explained in vernacular.

Podador also disclosed LPDHI operation will generate 1000 initial jobs and 5000 upon full operation.

Suntrust Properties, Inc. a 100 percent wholly-owned subsidiary of property giant Megaworld Corporation.

Pioneering LIVE-WORK-PLAY-LEARN township concept, Megaworld has allocated P15-billion in the next five to seven years to build and develop Davao Park District located at S.P. Dakudao Loop in Lanang, Davao City which used to be the Lanang Golf and Country Club. Davao Park District is envisioned to be Davao City’s central business district (CBD) and a major center for information technology and business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) in Mindanao.

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  • Richard John Baligala

    Considering Davao City’s increasing population, this is an excellent project which could render service not only to residents but to visitors as well.