Calamba Medical Center and ConnectEd Kids partner to establish occupational therapy center

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Calamba Medical Center (CMC) and ConnectEd Kids took a significant step towards enhancing healthcare
services for children with special needs by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).

The partnership aims to establish a Specialized Therapy Center at Calamba Medical Center, dedicated to
addressing the unique needs of children in the local community.

The signing ceremony, which took place
on April 17, 2024, marked a milestone for both organizations and is set to open its doors in July 2024.

The MOA signing brought together Avry Umali-Andal, the sole owner of ConnectEd Kids, and Atty. Pilar
Nenuca P. Almira, the President and CEO of Calamba Medical Center.

Also present in the momentous
occasion are the leaders and doctors of Calamba Medical Center headed by the Chief Finance Officer Mr. Florencio A. Tenorio, Dr. Regente Lapak the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Michael F. Galicia Jr. Chairman of the Deparment of ORL-HNS and Dr. Edwin Jerd T. Siatan the Chairman of the
Department of Orthopaedics.

The establishment of the specialized Center aims to address the increasing demand for specialized therapy services for children with various conditions.

This will provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to every child’s unique needs, such as infants and children at risk for developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, sensory integration difficulties, and other disabilities affecting their daily functions.

Initially catering to pediatrics, the center will gradually expand to offer adult therapy services in the future.

Plans are in place to introduce adult therapy services, catering to adults recovering from various conditions and aimed at maintaining independence
and enhancing quality of life.

The center will encompass a multidisciplinary approach, providing a comprehensive range of services tailored to every child’s unique needs.

These services will include occupational therapy assessments, individualized treatment sessions, group therapy sessions, and parent education programs.

Skilled therapists, equipped with advanced resources, will assist children in developing essential skills for daily living, school readiness, social interaction, and sensory integration.

The collaboration between ConnectEd Kids and Calamba Medical Center signifies their shared vision to ensure accessible and comprehensive healthcare services for children (initially then provide services for
adults as well) in the local community.

By combining their expertise, resources, and experience, the partnership will significantly enhance the Calamba Medical Center’s capacity to provide top-tier OT
services under one roof.

Moreover, this alliance will establish a reliable referral system, enabling seamles coordination between Calamba Medical Center’s diverse medical specialties, such as pediatricians, developmental
pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, neonatologists, child psychologists, and even other ancillary services such as nutritionists to name a few, and ConnectEd Kids’ therapy specialists.

This streamlined approach will ensure a holistic and integrated care experience for each child and adult, effectively addressing their unique needs.

The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between Calamba Medical Center and ConnectEd Kids
heralds an exciting opportunity to improve the lives of children with special needs in the local
community.

Through the establishment of this specialized therapy Center, both organizations aim to enhance access to high-quality, evidence-based therapy services, empowering children to reach their full potential.

With its anticipated July 2024 launch, this collaboration promises to make a lasting impact in the lives of children and their families, fostering a more inclusive and supportive community for all.

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