Our History

October 1967


In October 1967, ABM Sison Hospital began operations and only two years after it opened its doors, the hospital was on the brink of bankruptcy. Being a 93-bed hospital, it was just not economically viable.

The solution that was formulated was groundbreaking for the times. Leaders from the medical and business professions would combine to create a revolutionary model of governance rather than conflict. Under the leadership of the late Augusto M. Barcelon, an acknowledged leader in the banking industry in the country, as Chairman and Dr. Augusto P. Sarmiento as President and CEO, operations were streamlined, costs were rationalized and internal morale was boosted. Dr. Sarmiento is currently the Chairman of the Board of TMC. Soon, the hospital managed to raise enough funds to expand capacity to 293 beds.



In 1975, the hospital was renamed The Medical City, yet it remained focused on delivering excellent patient service through professional medical leadership and innovative management practice. The Medical City continued to grow steadily.



In 1996, TMC pioneered the establishment of outpatient clinics in strategic locations within and outside Metro Manila – concrete proof of the hospital’s commitment to make high quality healthcare accessible to its growing customer base.

As the first to be launched, the Antipolo Clinic remained an “only child” for three years while TMC tested and perfected its approaches to clinic organization and operation.


TMC Clinic at Ever Gotesco, Pasig City then opened in 1999


TMC Clinic at Sta. Lucia in 2000 and since then 48 other clinics have been opened in Metro Manila, Luzon and Iloilo.


In June 2004, the hospital opened in its new location, a 1.5 hectare lot along Ortigas Avenue. However, TMC was not satisfied with merely an aesthetic makeover. Alongside the construction of the new site, TMC established flagship programs in which it aimed to develop primacy. These were the Regenerative Medicine, Wellness, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Centers.


Merely two years after its transfer to its Ortigas home, TMC submitted itself to the rigorous review and accreditation process of the Joint Commission International (JCI), the most prestigious accrediting body for health care organizations. With the JCIA’s gold seal, each person who comes to The Medical City is assured of receiving healthcare services that are at par with the best hospitals in the world. TMC was again accredited by JCI in 2009, 2012 and 2015.

TMC then embarked on developing a network that extends the reach and broadens the brand of The Medical City. In 2010, TMC made much headway in this regard, as it pursued groundbreaking initiatives nationally and internationally.


In April 2010, The Medical City assumed the management and operations of the Great Saviour  International Hospital (GSIH) in Iloilo. GSIH was later renamed The Medical City Iloilo.


In January 2015, TMC Clark, a world-class hospital facility at the Clark Freeport Zone, formally opened. Southern Luzon Hospital and Medical Center (SLHMC) was launched as The Medical City South Luzon in October 2015.

The Medical City Pangasinan, the latest addition to the TMC network, unveiled its plans for the renovation and expansion of the hospital in December 2015, providing the pubic a glimpse of the future of world-class healthcare in the region. TMC Pangasinan, formerly known as University of Pangasinan Medical Center (UPMC), is a Category 3 (Tertiary) hospital with a 70-bed capacity and 50 doctor’s clinics.

Also in 2015, TMC goes global with the formal opening of Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC), the first Filipino-owned hospital on United States soil, and an ambulatory and diagnostic center, TMC Dubai.