UHS bags two newborn screening awards

7 November 2019 | By: Myla Lourdes R. Avena and Maria Cristina Wagan-Zafaralla

The University Health Service (UHS), the public hospital of Los Baños, Laguna, bagged two awards in the recently concluded 2nd Regional Newborn Screening (NBS) Awarding held at The Bay Leaf Cavite on 22 October 2019.

The first one was the Exemplary Achievers Award for its performance in NBS coverage and quality of samples for two consecutive years, 2017 & 2018

The second one was a Special Award for its exemplary performance in the implementation of the Expanded Newborn Screening.

These two awards are given to selected institutions in the Philippines who perform above average.

In this milestone, the UHS made another mark not only in the Municipality of Los Banos, Laguna, but in the entire Region IV-A.

The awards were received on behalf of UHS by nurses Maria Cristina Wagan-Zafaralla and Irene G. Tibor, who is the hospital’s NBS Coordinator.