|May 31, 1969: Makati Medical Center formally opened its doors to the public.|
As a testament to the quality of healthcare service and the stature of MMC as one of the premier hospitals in the country and the world, prominent personalities like former Presidents Diosdado Macapagal and Cory Aquino entrusted their health to MMC. Unfortunately both died at MMC also after long bouts of illnesses. Macapagal died of heart failure, pneumonia and renal complications on April 21, 1997. The 11th President of the Philippines, Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, died on August 1, 2009 after having suffered from colon cancer for over a year. Her official cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest. Aquino was first diagnosed to have cancer in March 2008, and was hospitalized from June 2009 until her death.
|Makati Medical Center (MMC) today.....|