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Laguna Provincial Hospital






 The Laguna Provincial Hospital was inaugurated on March 1, 1924 as a 10 bed hospital with a staff compliment of one resident physician, a few nurses and other support personnel. The hospital located at Sta. Cruz grew to address the needs of the people. In 1958 the hospital became a 100 bed hospital with departmentalize services. In the ensuing years the hospital acquired equipment and constructed new pavilion and added annex to existing buildings increasing its bed capacity to 150 in 1975. The hospital provides training to its medical residents, post-graduate medical interns and nursing students at the same time continuously improving the competencies of its staff. In the mid-70 the province was divided into different health district with the establishment of the different district hospitals with their corresponding catchments areas. Ever since the Laguna Provincial Hospital became the main referral hospital from the different district hospitals. The hospital has maintained its role as a main referral hospital through acquisition and upgrading of its medical equipments, improving of facilities, and maintaining competent and trained medical personnel.  

In 1993 the hospital originally operated by the National Government thru the Department of Health was devolved to the local government of Laguna.  The usual problems of devolution were experienced by the hospital, such as delayed salary, diminution of benefits for the employees, and lack of supplies. Even with the support of the local government the hospital is faced with obsolescence in terms of over utilized and outmoded equipments and aging building facilities. After more than 80 years of existence the hospital face a challenge of a growing population with various health needs and changing disease pattern, the occurrence of dual burden of health disease in the form of age-old infectious diseases and the cardiovascular diseases and malignancies, the advent of new specialties and trends in diseases management, and the ever changing technology in health.   To maintain its role in the province the hospital is duty bound to ensure its dependability and continuously improve its health services for the enjoyment of its clients.



The Provincial Health Office of the Provincial Government of Laguna operates a 2 tier health system, Public Health and the Multi-hospital health system composed of 9 hospitals in different areas of the province.  The Laguna Provincial Hospital is but one of the several hospitals devolved and currently being operated by the Local Government of Laguna.  It is directly under the supervision of the Provincial Health Office and still maintains a close relationship with the Department of Health.  The mission and vision of the hospital was developed to conform and align with the mission and vision statement of both the Department of Health, the Local Government of Laguna, the capability of the hospital employees and the needs of the community.

            The Hospital has 3 main objectives:

·        Treatment and care of the sick and injured for conservation of human life.

·        Education and training of Physicians, nurses and other health care workers.

·        Preventive health care to promote community general health.

 In attaining this objective the hospital is guided by the following policies:

·        To accept patient without discrimination.

·        To conserve resources consistent with good patient care.

·        To continuously develop methods of improving the service and skills of the personnel.

In a well-functioning district health system, the Laguna Provincial Hospital serves three critical roles, namely to:

·        Provide support to health workers in the districts and community services, both in terms of clinical care and public health expertise.

·        Provide first and second level hospital care for the province.

·        Be the place of referral from the districts and/or community health centers, and be responsible for referring patients to higher levels of care, when necessary.


The vision of the Laguna Provincial Hospital is to be the provider of choice as a tertiary referral center for the province of Laguna. We will strive for clinical excellence and to exceed the expectations of those we serve.  This will be accomplished by facilitating a full continuum of service through innovation, technology and collaborative partnership.


The Laguna Provincial Hospital exist to provide comprehensive, high quality, cost effective and caring services to the people of Laguna and its adjoining provinces.


The Laguna Provincial Hospital is located at the Municipality of Sta. Cruz the Provincial Capital of the province. It is situated adjacent the Provincial Capitol Compound and is accessible to the main thoroughfare. It is just 15 to 20 minutes away from its nearest municipality of Pila and Pagsanjan. 


As a provincial hospital its main catchment’s area are those municipalities adjacent to Sta. Cruz, which includes Victoria, Pila, Pagsanjan, Lumban, and Kalayaan. When the Laguna Provincial Hospital along with the other 8 district hospitals was devolved to the Local Government of Laguna, it became the main referral hospital with referrals coming from the district hospitals and even from private hospitals in the province. In some instances the hospital also receives patients from different provinces such as Quezon, Cavite, and Batangas. Patients are mostly the less privileged that cannot pay their hospitalization expenses.


The province registered a growth rate of 4.08% in year 2000 one of the highest in the region and a population density of 1,081 per sq. km. Among the four political districts, the 1st district, being near the Metro Manila Area, is the densest with 5,591.5/sq even though it has the smallest land area of only 105.2 sq. km. Ironically, the 4th district (the largest district in terms of land area) has only a density of 532.3/sq. km. The first district is classified as an industrial zone while the 3rd and 4th district are agricultural. Because of the opportunities for employment the province of Laguna has one of the highest growth rates in the region (IV) second only to Cavite. The province has also one of the highest migration rates in the region, this predispose people to overcrowding and possible easy transmission of diseases. Due to rapid growth of population, some municipalities have over run its available utilities such as supply of water. 

The province has both rural and urban areas which has its own concomitant health problems. Despite the industrialization of the district there is still the problem of growing number of under privilege member of the community, in the first district there is a rapid increase in squatter population. Urbanization has brought various problems to the municipality and the whole province. Industrialization has brought in pollution of the air, water and land. With the increase in population comes increase in garbage production. The overcrowding and different lifestyle has also change the disease pattern in the province. Majority of places in the province infectious diseases still ranks high as causes of morbidity and mortality. In the first district cardiovascular disease and malignancy are now the leading causes of mortality and morbidity.

The province is still faced with high incidence of infectious diseases, but with the growing number of elderly in the area there is an increase incidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. With the increase numbers of motorist concomitant vehicular accidents are becoming common. This double burden of disease and trauma are the cases which the hospital is looking forward to address.

It is indispensable for the local government to be able to provide efficient health care services to its populace. It is for this very reason that providing adequate health care facilities like health centers, clinics, hospitals, and health workers and personnel which cater to the over-all health concerns of the community, is of utmost concern of our policy makers. The increasing number of under privilege member of the community is the expected clients of government hospitals today and in the future and the kind of health needs of these sectors is what the hospital should be preparing for. 


  • TRUST:  "We count on each other."
  • EXCELLENCE:  "We do our best at all times and look for ways to do even better."
  • ACCOUNTABILITY:  "We accept responsibilities for our actions, attitudes and mistakes."
  • MUTUAL RESPECT:  "We treat everyone with respect and compassion."