THE ADMIRED HOSPITAL IN THE GATEWAY
Veterans Regional Hospital (VRH) has given the highest importance to all matters related to health, safety, quality, and environment for over 100 years.
It was established in 1918, by Dr. Gabino Vinluan, a former District Health Officer, with a mission to provide out-patient care as an Expanded Clinic of the Provincial Health Office. Seven years later it was officially named Bayombong Hospital. In 1972 it was renamed Major Ferdinand E. Marcos Hospital and grew from 50 to 100 beds. Two years after, it grew to 200 beds and converted it to Major Ferdinand E. Marcos Veterans Regional Hospital and promoted a greater efficiency and administrative flexibility.
After the change of national leadership in 1986, the hospital was downgraded to a provincial level and was renamed Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital. Later in 1993, it was devolved to the local government unit but was subsequently renationalized on March 3, 1995 and was renamed to Veterans Regional Hospital on April 1, 1995.
The VRH, a secondary hospital is tasked to provide the people of Region 2, strategically the people of Nueva Vizcaya and neighboring provinces, an efficient and effective health care services. It was designated by the Department of Health as the Trauma and Blood Center of the area and being the end referral hospital of the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Quirino and Southern Isabela. It also serves patients from Cagayan and Nueva Ecija.
In December 15, 2016, VRH achieved Quality Management Systems re-certification “ISO 9001:2015 Certified” a risk-based management that conform to the requirements of the international standards and updated to its new worded Scope of Registration – Hospital Operations Services (Medical, Nursing, Administrative and Support Services, Finance, Ancillary, Allied Health Services, and Health Emergency Management Service).
The 200-bed hospital is home to 7 Clinical Departments and equally divided to internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology Wards, that provide medical and treatment modalities. Over 30 hospitals and 15 Rural Health Units refer their patients to VRH for emergency and in-patient tertiary care.
With its legacy of excellence and upgrading buildings and equipment, VRH is in a position to realize a bolder vision as a premier hospital in Region 2 by 2020, rendering quality healthcare services and training and research development.