Hedy Suico Galela-Racines, MD, DipHM, DPCHA, CHA


Sector: Hospital & Health Care

Member Since, August 22, 2023

Open To Work

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About Me

Certified Hospital Administrator
Diplomate in Hospital Administration
Occupational Health Physician



  • Diploma in Hospital Management, Hospitality Administration/Management (2019 - 2019) Philippine College of Hospital Administrators

  • Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (2008 - 2012) Mindanao State University

  • Bachelor of Science - BS, Biology, Major in Cell and Molecular Biology (2004 - 2008) University of the Philippines Los Baños

Work & Experience

  • Maxicare HMO Healthcare (2022 - Present ) Primary Care / OH Physician

  • Novo Nordisk (2022 - 2023 ) Regional Medical Manager - VisMin

  • IV Therapy Academy (2021 - 2022 ) Medical Writer and Researcher

  • Well Life ABQ Employer Direct (2020 - 2022 ) Medical Writer

    Organized material to research and complete writing tasks. Wrote more than 15 word assignments (of 1500 - 3000 word length) according to instructions. Researched and wrote technical articles on IV Therapy Academy Interpreted and synthesized large amounts of scientific data to create compelling messaging, scientific stories and narratives that aligned with client business goals. Combined thorough understanding of therapeutic area with product strategy to meet communication objectives on assigned projects.

  • Maayo Medical (2022 - 2022 ) ER OH Physician

  • Butuan Doctors Hospital (2014 - 2022 ) Physician on Duty / Occupational Health Physician / Hemodialysis Physician

    Attended and gave direct medical care to patients at the ER, regardless of patient classification (adult and pediatric patients, surgical and obstetric patients). Acted as Occupational Health Physician for the hospital, annually conducted physical examinations and interpretation of work-up laboratories for over 200 hospital employees every 2nd quarter of the year from 2015 to 2019. Manned the hemodialysis unit, supervised the hemodialysis unit in the absence of visiting nephrologists, and managed emergency cases in hemodialysis patients. Responded to emergency calls in the wards and ICU during tour of duty, and reported to specialists and subspecialists for updates on their patients. Demonstrated care and compassion in explaining diagnosis, prognosis and treatment to patients and family members Shadowed attending physicians during complex and innovative procedures to gain greater understanding of technique Performed medical care under guidance of attending physician Interviewed patients concerning physical complaints, discussed symptoms, asked questions and suggested treatment options

  • Jabonga Municipal Hospital (2016 - 2021 ) Medical Officer IV (OIC) / Acting Chief of Hospital

    Responsible for managing overall clinical operations, liaising between administration and medical staff, and ensuring that patients receive highest standard of medical care. Organized, directed and coordinated medical and health services according to organizational policies and goals Coordinated with other healthcare providers concerning treatment plans for patients Oversaw recruitment, hiring and evaluation of administrative staff, nurses and doctors Supervised activities of 4 to 6 resident physicians and 2 visiting consultants. Ensured implementation of various health programs, especially COVID-19 response. Developed procedures and strategies for quality assurance, patient services, departmental activities and public relations Directly reported to the Provincial Governor regarding hospital concerns and accomplishments. Drafted and implemented numerous policies and procedures necessary for harmonious hospital operations. Regularly developed and managed the annual hospital budget. Balanced the duties of a generalist / clinician with that of a hospital administrator. Ensured that all healthcare regulations and safety standards are met within hospital premises. Constantly strategized of ways to improve clinical services. Ensured that the DOH licensing and PHIC accreditation requirements are met on time and without delay. Managed team of 40-50 employees, overseeing hiring, training, and professional growth of employees Offered friendly and efficient service to patients/clients, handled challenging situations with ease Represented office during board and community meetings, delivering supporting information and announcing new facility programs and initiatives

  • Talacogon District Hospital (2014 - 2016 ) Medical Officer

    Improved patient outcomes by 100% and delivery of care through improved clinical quality processes Attended to patients and provided direct care and treatment. Performed duties as Medical Coordinator for Family Planning and Prenatal Health Performed duties as Medical Coordinator for Infection Control and Prevention Performed duties as Animal Bite Center Rabies Coordinator Led diverse team of medical and administrative professionals in day-to-day clinic activities such as patient care, new business development and patient relations Applied continuous process improvement strategies to enhance case management, programs and clinical management Completed patient referrals to other medical specialists

  • Adela Serra Ty Memorial Medical Center (2013 - 2014 ) Medical Officer

    Attended to 20 to 50 adult patients daily and provided direct medical care during tour of duty. Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity