Chinese General Hospital Colleges: Cultivating excellence in nursing education since 1921

Published July 23, 2021, 4:34 PM

by MB Lifestyle

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, hope shines anew at Chinese General Hospital Colleges (CGHC) with its Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing Batch 2020 graduates obtaining a 100 percent passing rate in the July 2021 Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination. Blessings overflow with one of its graduates, Rica Lim Hernandez, ranking 9th in the list of individual board top placers. This achievement stands out all the more as it marks the 11th consecutive year of 100% passing rate for the CGHC BS Nursing program (2010-2021). Coinciding with CGHC’s 100th founding anniversary (1921-2021), the triumph of BS Nursing Batch 2020 is a timely and precious gift to their alma mater. It is also their way of professing their commitment as registered nurses (RN) to provide safe and effective health care services to the Filipinos despite challenging health care conditions. A salute to the new RNs – the new recruits to the health care team.

Rica Lim Hernandez

The success of the graduates is a testament of CGHC’s commitment to mentor excellence in the allied health professions through the provision of quality education at an affordable cost. CGHC seeks to produce Competent, Global, Humanitarian, and Committed health care providers in the service of mankind.

Furthermore, the CGHC BS Nursing program bears the stamp of quality from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) with a Level I accreditation status. It has also been recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission as one of the top performing schools of nursing in the Philippines with 50 or more examinees (1998-2000; 2008-2015). Its base hospital is the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center, a PhilHealth accredited center of excellence and ISO 9001:2008 certified advanced tertiary hospital with 592 bed capacity and additional 100 beds for charity cases.

Chinese General Hospital Colleges is a non-stock, non-profit institution owned and operated by the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association, Inc. (PCCAI). Dr. James G. Dy leads as the Chairman Emeritus, President, and Chief Executive Officer of PCCAI, as well as the Chairman and President of CGHC. Mr. Antonio Tan sits as the Chairman of PCCAI and a board member of CGHC. Mr. Kelly Sia oversees as the Executive Vice President for Finance and Chief Operating Officer of PCCAI and as a board member of CGHC. Dr. Antonio Say is the newly appointed Executive Director of CGHC. Dr. Iris Chua So is the Dean of the College of Nursing and concurrent Officer in Charge for Academic Affairs.

Aside from the BS Nursing program, CGHC also offers Doctor of Medicine, BS Medical Technology, BS Psychology, BS Physical Therapy, BS Radiologic Technology, Senior High School-STEM Strand, and Caregiving NC II. For further inquiries, visit CGHC at 286 Blumentritt St., Sta. Cruz, Manila. Call 8711-4141 local 600-601 or 8711-00-75. Check out or

Text by: : Iris Chua So, RN, MAN, PhD