Another reason for DDH to be proud, Dr. Oscar P. Grageda, Chairperson of the DDH Pathology Department, received the award "Pathologist of the Year 2009" during a formal ceremony at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City last April 22, 2010.
This award, bestowed by the Board of Governors of the Philippine Society of Pathologists, is given in recognition of Dr. Grageda's distinguished and pioneering practice in the fields of Medical Education and Community service, his tireless efforts in promoting these disciplines, and the recognizable respect of colleagues in Pathology in particular and the Medical community in general.
With a degree in medicine from the University of Santo Tomas, in 1976, Dr. Oscar Grageda proceeded to specializing in anatomic and clinical pathology at the U.P. Philippine General Hospital. This path opened a lot of doors for him, bringing him up to the challenging role of managing a tertiary laboratory.
"I am deeply surprised yet honored to receive this award," Dr. Grageda confesses. "I am committed to touching the lives of people in a positive way through my practice here at DDH Laboratory. We only want to give the best service to the patients referred to us and ensure superior quality of laboratory results and readings, that will enable referring physicians to give an accurate diagnosis of their patients' condition."
This achievement of one of the Hospital's clinical leaders further dignifies the status of DDH as the melting-pot of expertise, not only in Mindanao but in the whole Philippines!
President & CEO of DDH, Mr. Andres M. Licaros, likewise, expresses his delight and support: â€œIt is with great pride that DDH commends this significant achievement of Osky Grageda, our Department Head in Pathology. DDH is confident that we will continue to deliver the best service in clinical and anatomic pathology with the outstanding leadership of the Best Pathologist for 2009 in the Philippines. This is leadership by example and leadership by excellence at its best!"
Dr. Osky Grageda manages the Davao Doctors Hospital Laboratory and is available from Mondays to Saturdays. The DDH Laboratory offers hematology, clinical chemistry, serology, blood bank, clinical microscopy, microbiology, histopathology and drug testing services. Contact the DDH Laboratory at telephone numbers 221-2101 and 222-8000 local 400.