MANILA DOCTORS HOSPITAL
Senior Vice-President for Corporate Affairs
INTER OFFICE LETTER
REF. NO.: SVP-CA-12-001
Date: December 4, 2012
FOR: Dr. Hian Ho Kua, OIC-ActingHospital Director
Dr. Manuel Villegas, Head, Corporate and Strategic Planning Office
Dr. Bernadette Hogar-Manlapat, Head, Quality Management Office
FROM: Dr. Reynaldo Joson
RE: MDH Annual Business Plans – New Schedule of Presentation
Thank you for your verbal invitation for me to attend and give advices on the presentation of the MDH Business Plans for 2013 on December 14, 2012. Also, allow me to thank you for heeding my advice that starting 2012, business plans for the forthcoming year should be presented to the staff way way before the end of the preceding year.
In 2007, as Head of the Corporate Planning Office, I was instrumental in making the Hospital Director present the MDH Business Plan during the first week of year. Before 2007, there had never been an activity in which the MDH Business Plan was formally presented to the staff. That was why I said in my Inter-Office Letter CPO-07-010, January 5, 2007 (see excerpt below) was a milestone in the history of MDH in which the Hospital Director presented the MDH Business Plan. This practice has been institutionalized since then.
My main objective in having the MDH Business Plan presented in the first week of the year has been for hospital administration to give clear direction to the staff where the hospital is heading; to promote UNISON, SYSTEMATIZATION, SYNCHRONIZATION, and COLLABORATION among the different units; and, of course, to facilitate achievement of hospital and unit targets for the year.
For the past 6 years, the formulated annual MDH Business Plan has always been presented on the first week of January. Experience has shown that with this schedule, there has been significant loss of time in deploying the plan to the different units, particularly for the initiatives that have crucial and urgent targets set at the end of the year. For this reason, in the 2012 Annual Planning Conference, I recommended that the MDH Business Plan be presented before the year ends and not anymore on the first week of January.
Thank you for accepting my recommendation. Let us observe for at least the next 3 years whether the new schedule will make a difference or not.
Reynaldo O. Joson, MD, MHA, MHPEd, MSc Surg (Sgd)
cc: Mr. Antonio Abacan
Mr. Aniceto Sobrepeňa