Eversley Childs Sanitarium is a 500-bed hospital that is situated in Barangay Jagobiao, Mandaue City. It is a government-mandated institution tasked to administer medical care for leprosy patients. The health facility also provides medical services for non-Hansens cases.
The sanitarium covers an approximate area of 52.1387 hectares. It was built by Leonard Wood Memorial in 1982, with the most contributed funds from the late American philanthropist Eversley Childs. It was officially turned over to the Philippine government on May 30, 1930, with 540 admitted leprosy patients.
It originally operated exclusively as a leprosarium. In 1981, a new treatment, Multi-drug therapy, was introduced, which led to the decrease of a number of leprosy cases. This led to the expanded role of the institution by offering additional non-leprosy services like surgery, family medicine, pediatirics, obstetrics and gynecology.
Eversley Childs Sanitarium aims to strengthen its existing system by means of information technology or computerization and to provide the best and optimum health services to its patients. It also aspires to provide professional development among its staff and expand its existing medical facilities and manpower.
Eversley Childs Sanitarium has served as a home for most leprosy patients and for poor and ailing people. The hospital gives free medicines and proper medication to these people. The issuance of the Department of Health Department Order no. 72, s. 1994 led the hospital to become a general secondary hospital, including non-leprosy cases into their medical program.
The institution provides care for over 3,000 in-patients and approximately 20,000 out-patients a year aside from custodial care of more or less 200 patients with leprosy.
For more information, you can visit the official Web site: http://www.doh.gov.ph/ecs/. Or you may contact these numbers and look for Nancy R. Sabuero: (+63) (032) 3462468, (+63) (032) 3451114.