General Santos Doctors’ Hospital (GSDH), as it stands today, is a story anchored on its pioneering and visionary founders. Its story began in 1968 when a change in the healthcare setting of General Santos City sprouted. Among visions for the city’s progress, one vision stood out; a vision for a quality institution to make healthcare accessible to the people and for doctors to have access to modern medical and surgical facility. This burning vision initiated by Dr. Venancio Yap† found strong support from co-founders, Dr. Genaro Valencia Jr., Dr. Sergio Demontaño Sr., Dr. Mariano Chu and Dr. Celso Sta. Ana.
Began from a VISION, became a CONCEPT, then to a CONCRETE development, GSDH eventually became a pioneering modern hospital which opened its doors to the public on the 8th of December 1970, under the administration and pastoral expertise of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres. Ideally located in the heart of General Santos City, GSDH is easily accessible and it serves patients not only from the City but also from nearby provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani,
Through the years, GSDH continued to embrace innovations to improve healthcare delivery, slowly but progressively surpassed hurdles, and guided themselves with a principle of service to its patients, community, medical staff and employees. GSDH had a well-earned evolution from a 48-bed secondary hospital to the current modern 202-bed tertiary hospital. An advanced Medical Arts Building will soon to open in front of GSDH to serve as a place for multi-specialty physicians to provide quality outpatient care to the rapidly urbanizing population of General Santos City and the SOCSKSARGEN region. In addition, a four-storey new wing with two elevators will be built in the fourth quarter of 2014 to accommodate 75 patient rooms to answer the pressing need for more hospital beds in the city.
Envisioning a “one-stop shop” medical center that is technically advanced, comprehensive and patient friendly, its mission includes the pursuit of excellence and innovation to offer globally competitive services and the total development of its caregivers through education and training of both the medical and paramedical staff. Likewise, it consistently aims to deliver holistic quality healthcare services to all, without distinction.