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Republic Act No. 8343 otherwise known as "An Act converting Adela Serra Ty Memorial Hospital in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur into a tertiary level Medical Center, under the full administrative and technical supervision of the Department Health (DOH) to be known as Adela Serra Ty Memorial Medical Center, and appropriating funds therefore"

ASTMMC started as an emergency hospital on April 16, 1961 with 25 Bed Capaciity. This was established when Surigao was divided into two provinces Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte. In 1967, the hospital was increased to 50 bed capacity in 1970 with the construction of the left wing of the building and new items created and filled up. In 1983, it was increased into a 100 bed capacity under th National Government Unit followed by the construction of the right wing of the hospital in 1989.

The Public Health services and the Hospital Services were integrated in 1984 and the Health Services of Surigao del Sur became one under the Integrated Provincial Health Office.

The advent and the implementation of the Local Government Code of 1992 or RA 7160 caused the devolution of Surigao del Sur Provincial Hospital to the Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur. Similarly, the RHU's were devolved to the Municipal Government.

Meanwhile on February 15, 1993, the Surigao del Sur Provincial Hospital was renamed Adela Serra Ty Memorial Hospital by virtue of R.A. no. 7433 sponsored by then Cong. Mario Serra Ty.

Realizing the difficulties encountered by the hospital during it's devolution especially in MOOE and PS, Cong. Mario Serra Ty worked for it's re-nationalization. Thus on August 12, 1997 a bill to re-nationalize and convert the hospital into ADELA SERRA TY MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER, a tertiary level with 200 bed capacity by virtue of R.A. 8343 sponsored by Cong. Mario Serra Ty was approved by his excellency President Fidel V. Ramos.

However it was only in APRIL 2000 that the hospital was completely re-nationalize with a National Funding under GAA as Level II facility with a status quo MOOE (Php7,765,000.00) and PS (117 personnel) was Php13,770,000.00 insufficient funds even for a 100 bed capacity.

In 2013, the PS (117 Personnel) was (Php34,973,534.00) with MOOE of (Php16,895,000.00) and Capital Outlay of 26,809,969.40.

Hospital Scope and Services

ASTMMC is a level I general care hospital facility with specialist physicians who have undergone formal residency training inOB-Gyne, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesia.

The Hospital clinical service has four major departments: OB-Gyne with 46 beds, SURGERY with 20 beds, Pediatrics with 34 beds and Medicine with 62 beds.

Special Care Units are present like CCU, NICU, PICU, Burn Unit, Isolation Room where patients are admitted and treated. Facilities like CT Scan, 2-D-Echo, Mammogram and Dialysis Machines are still lacking.

ASTMMC has secondary level laboratory and blood collection facility.

ASTMMC is also a CEMONC Facility. Being a CEMONC Facility, the hospital is given a Grant from the World BANK under the DOH-2nd Womens Health and Safe Motherhood Project-6 million worth of various equipment and 33.7 million Civil Works project on the 2nd Floor of Annex Building which will house the OR and DR complex at PAR with a tertiary level care set up.

The Out-Patient Department has the following services:

  1. Immunization
  2. Prenatal/Postnatal Care
  3. Medicine-Consultation
  4. Surgery-Consultation
  5. Pedia-Consultation
  6. Newborn Screening
  7. Injection
  8. Dressing
  9. ECG
  10. Nebulization
  11. Dentistry
  12. Animal Bite Center
  13. PPMD unit

ASTMMC has training and affiliation of students program that caters to the Midwifery Students of the only University in the Province and Nursing Students affiliates coming from the neighboring provinces.


All province-owned District Hospitals and RHU's in Surigao del Sur refer their patients to ASTMMC for emergency surgery, Obstetric and Gynecology care, Medical, Pediatric, secondary and tertiary  level of care or diagnostic work up. Private Practitioners of District 1 Municipalities refer patients to ASTMMC for admission and surgical interventions. Similarly, tertiary cases cannot be managed by ASTMMC like Complicated Neurosurgeries are referred either to Butuan City, Surigao City or Davao City, Cagayan de Oro or Cebu City.

The most common cases referred by ASTMMC to higher facilities are:

  1. Acute Renal Disease
  2. Complicated Head Injuries/Neurosurgeries

The Hospital is lead by its Chief Dr. PONCIANO S. LIMCANGCO., FPSP, MBA, CEO VI
he is supported by:
  1. Dr. JANICE P. ALCORDO, MD, FPCEM- Chief of Clinics
  2. ELLA JUNE C. DELOS REYES, RN., MAN- Chief Nurse
  3. PREMELITA G. OPLO, RSW, MPA -Supervising Administrative Officer  
1. Infrastructure Projects:
  • Comlpletion of 3rd Floor OPD Building with Elevator worth Php20,000,000.00
  • Provision of elevator system - Php4,100,000.00
  • Construction of Multi-Drug Resistant Halfway House - Php3,000,000.00
2. There are 62 new Plantilla Position for 2014 divided into following:
  • Medical- 39
  • Allied Medical- 13
  • General Administrative Support- 10
3. For 2014, the PS= Php39,275,000.00, MOOE= Php16,895,000.00, Capital Outlay= Php28,000,000.00