Perpetual Succour Hospital

  Gorordo Avenue, 6000 Cebu City
  032-2338620 Trunkline | 032-2340412
  Perpetual Succour Hospital


Sr. Zeta Caridad Rivero, SPC

Chief Executive Officer

Perpetual Succour Hospital is making a difference in the world of healthcare, it is marked by rapid infrastructure change and innovations, in technology and medical science to ensure excellent delivery of health care services.
Quietly but steadily, Perpetual Succour Hospital has created extraordinary waves by responding to the emerging needs of the century. The transformation is unparalleled because it has gone beyond our competence, our potentiality, and have entered successfully into specialized fields. It has proven its mettle, spirit of fortitude, moral fiber and strength of character.

Life Purpose

To serve and care as authentic witnesses to the Divine Healer towards the ultimate union with God.

Core Strategy

"PSH trailblazing the winds of change, through compassionate caring, utilizing evidenced based practices, leading edge and ensuring dominant market presence"

Core Values

  • Spirituality of Compassion
  • Shepherding Leadership
  • Innovative Excellence
  • Superior Expertise


Privileged to share in God’s saving and healing action, we envision Perpetual Succour Hospital as a Christ-centered, dynamic and socially responsible global health care ministry providing holistic quality health care services.


PSH commits itself to:

  • Faithfully proclaim God’s love through compassionate care.
  • Uphold bio-ethical principles and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Develop competencies of health care professionals for integral growth and strengthen partnerships in education, training and research.
  • Pursue value innovative and socially responsive health care services at par with global standards for sustainability.
  • Assure the practice of Christian stewardship and good governance.

86 years of service since June 30, 1936

Services Offered

Owned & Administered


Bed Capacity

Centers of Excelence

  • Cebu Heart Institute
    1. Facilities
      1. Non-Invasive Diagnostic Section
      2. Invasive Diagnostic Section
      3. Operating Room
      4. Other Facilities
        • Cardiac Output Machine
        • Intraortic Balloon Pump (2)
        • Pulse Generator
        • Trans-esophageal Echocardiography
    2. Services
  • Cebu Cancer Institute
  • Kidney Service
    • Hemodialysis: Acetate and Bicarbonate
    • Acute Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Advanced Rehabcare and Sports Medicine Center
    1. Physiatrist Evaluation Disability Assessment, Pediatric Developmental Assessment, Prevocational Evaluation
    2. Electrodiagnostics (EMG-NCV, SSEP)
    3. Use of Physical modalities
    4. Traction
    5. Therapeutic Exercise
    6. Arthritis Rehabilitation
    7. Wellness/Fitness Program
    8. Cardiac Rehabilitation
    9. Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    10. Stroke Rehabilitation
    11. Prescription and Fabrication of artificial limbs, braces, splints, wheelchairs, assistive devices and other adaptive devices
    12. Vocational skills training and work hardening
    13. Developmental Skills Training
    14. Preventive Treatment
    15. Cognitive Treatment
    16. Sensory Integration
    17. Dysphagia Evaluation/Treatment
    18. ADL training/retraining; transfers mobility
    19. Hand Rehabilitation
    20. Speech or Language Evaluation
    21. Kiddie Play Room

Centers of Excellence

  • Cebu urologic institute
  • Colposcopy & dysplasia unit
  • Dental care clinics
  • The diabetes education and nutrition center
  • Psh skin & laser surgicenter
  • Cebu bone and joint center
  • Psh neuroscience center
  • Associated cebu eye specialist (aces)
  • Vein therapy clinic
  • Psh eye center

Clinical Services

  • Anesthesiology
  • Clinical laboratory
  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine and its subspecialties
  • Ob & gyne
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiation oncology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery and its subspecialties

Facilities and Other Services

  • Emergency room
  • 24-hour pharmacy
  • Admission, information & communications
  • Asset control unit
  • Business office
  • Clinical laboratory
  • Clinical pastoral care services
  • Delivery room
  • Electronic data processing
  • Endoscopy
  • Engineering & maintenance
  • Icu complex
  • Line & laundry
  • Management information system
  • Marketing
  • Medical imaging center
  • Medical records
  • Motorpool & ambulance service
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Nursery
  • Nursing units
  • Nutrition center
  • Operating room
  • Out-patient clinics
  • Pulmonary
  • Quality assurance
  • Security services
  • Sisters’ net
  • Sisters’ best café
  • Social service

Other Services

  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pump
  • Cardiac Output Machine/Heart Lung Machine
  • Laparoscopy / Hysteroscopy Machine
  • Highly Automated Breast Mammogram Machine
  • Computed Tomography Scan Machine (CT Scan) : Capable of performing CT Angiography
  • 4D & 2D Ultrasound
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Apheresis Machine


Historical Background

Birth of the Holy Child Hospital | Circa 1936-1940

Upon the invitation of Msgr. Gabriel Reyes the SPC Superior sent Sr. Therese and Sr. Carmen to start the HOLY CHILD HOSPITAL

Closure | Circo 1941-1949

During the war the Sisters fled to DANAO, then to the mountains of Dunga where they continued their ministry by visiting the sick from house to house

After the accidental death of Sr. Cristina who got burned and was buried in Danao in 1942, the Sisters went back to Cebu where they were taken by a Japanese boat to Iloilo. This was in 1943.

The RETURN – Perpetual Succour Hospital | Circa 1950-1957

In 1950, the Archbishop of Cebu, Msgr. Julio Rosales, requested the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres to return to his Archdiocese, and Sr. Josephine who served there from 1938-1943, with a sister companion, represented the first batch of returnees

Generous donors helped the Sisters to rent the old municipal library building. Manuel de Veyra, M.D., helped in the negotiations, and served as Medical Director for seven years.

The REBIRTH | Circa 1958-1959

On July 26, 1958, the cornerstone was blessed

On April 5, 1959, His Excellency Msgr. Esteban Montecillo blessed the 100-bed capacity hospital

The PLATEAU | Circa 1960-1970

The DECLINE | Circa 1970-1979

The hospital was beset with the consequences of the economic crisis and inflation, bringing the occupancy rate to a low of 28% and only to a high of 40%.

The BREAKTHROUGH | Circa 1982-1989

Without enough resources to finance the hospital operations and improvements, funding agencies like Misereor, Miva, etc., were sought out for help.

The hospital was gaining strength in terms of viability. Training and education of manpower resources took precedence and were given due importance. The doctors went into specializations. Accreditation, changes in infrastructure and acquisition of equipment were also in place.

The Kidney Service started small in 1984, under the leadership of Dr. Ruben Maguad, with only one nurse and one dialysis machine. On April 1986, the first Kidney Transplant outside of Metro Manila, was performed in PERPETUAL SUCCOUR HOSPITAL.

The Era of SPECIALIZATION | Circa 1990-2004

The first hospital outside Metro Manila with complete diagnostic, interventional facilities and Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The First Open Heart Surgery was performed in 1994 with 13 patients all pro-bono.

The Era of Sprouting ADVOCACIES & PROGRESS | Circa 2004-2014

Realization of Core Values

Spirituality of Compassion

"Strengthening and going beyond the ordinary to those in the margin, and the peripheries"

Sheperding Leadership

Reading differently the signs of Evangelization, and speaking about the Mission of Renewed Evangelization, thus imitating Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.

Innovative Excellence

"Perpetual Succour Hospital has invested in cutting edge technology. It will continue to acquire state of the art equipment that would help our doctors and specialists to advance medically for accurate diagnosis and cure."

To deliver holistic and comprehensive patient care services and excellent customer service in a competitive market

Superior Expertise

A flash of brilliance from the new building which provides building blocks for collective synergy, instill a competitive caring landscape supportive of growth and with the end view of running the healthcare institution as a unified team

Actualization of Core Values


A chosen group of managers - sisters and lay, assessed the six (6) Strategic Thrusts PSH has pursued since 2015, on Sept. 25, 2017. This was supposed to run for five (5) years.

It was discovered that the plans of action done three (3) years ago are not anymore congruent and compatible with the innovations and developments in place in PSH. Thus, they are no longer considered as thrusts because they have already been institutionalized.

Compassionate Care for the Undeserved & Marginalized

The Section of Adult Cardiology had a RUMMAGE SALE last December 6, 2017, for the benefit of our adult cardiac charity patients who needed surgical intervention. It was held at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the SPC Medical Specialty Center.


Halad sa Kapamilya (ABS-CBN) | August 24, 2017


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