Siguro sa buhay natin, meron tayong kani-kaniyang imbensyon, ang arkitekto… Tayo po dito sa ospital ang serbisyo natin ay sa mga pasyente natin. Higit tayong maswerte dahil buhay ng tao ang hinahawakan natin at higit sa lahat nagiging parte tayo ng mga buhay nila at sa kanila rin tayo natututo,” said Mary Nel Loyola, a staff nurse at DLSUMC as she expressed her surprise for being named this year’s model employee awardee during the DLSHSI Recognition Rites on the night of January 23 at the De La Salle Animo Center.

Loyola was chosen after a search spearheaded by the Human Resource Department that sifted through testimonies and service records of nominees. Before Loyola was named model employee, she and Vicente C. Magtañob, a Biomedical Equipment technician from the Biomedical Department of the College of Medicine, were named this year’s Top Achiever Awardees.

Aside from Loyola and Magtañob, DLSHSI also gave service awards to employees who have dutifully served the Institute for 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 7, and 5 years. And this year being its Silver Jubilee as a Lasallian Institution, a total of 40 employees, both teaching and non-teaching, were conferred the Juan Medrano Award, a special award from the De La Salle Brothers given to all lay partners in Lasallian institution who have served for 25 continuous years.


Employees and faculty members who have received post graduate degrees were also recognized.


Themed “Where it all began,” in a salute to DLSHSI’s Silver Jubilee Celebration, this year’s recognition rites drew the awardees and members of the administration decked out in their best Filipiniana attires.


Vice Chancellor for Hospital Operations Sr. Francesca San Diego, SPC expressed her heartfelt gratitude to those who continuously gave their best for the work at hand and the services they render for others in her opening remarks. “Your light must shine on people so that they will see the good things you do and embrace your Father in heaven,” she said.


Br. Gus Boquer FSC, DLSHSI president, personally thanked all the awardees for making so many dreams come true through their services and commitment. “On my sixth year with you, I observed nothing but so much edification with what you’ve done for yourselves as you administered the needs of our patients, our students and each other’s. It is a great experience for me as a Brother to be assigned here in this institution. I’ve been assigned to so many schools but it is a privilege, a rare privilege, to be at a health science institution. Today as I look back on the last five years, and this, my sixth year, I can only say ‘Thank You dear God for this very special gift given to me to be here and be part of the history that is beginning here as we move on for the next 25 years.”