TMC Launches its Center for Behavioral Health

Veteran broadcast journalist Cheche Lazaro as keynote speaker (Photo: TMC)

The Medical City (TMC) Department of Psychiatry takes a more active role in addressing the growing mental health needs of the country with the establishment of the Center for Behavioral Health (CBH).

The CBH is the first in the country to offer services that cover the entire continuum of mental health care – from wellness to illness; from assessment to early recognition, to therapeutic intervention to home care; from care that necessitates one therapist to care that necessitates shared responsibility among several team members; from individual therapy to group therapy, and from promotive to preventive care. The CBH is headed by Dr. Mary Daryl Joyce Lindo-Calleja.

TMC President and CEO Dr. Alfredo R.A. Bengzon

Present during the launch and blessing of the center were TMC Chairman of the Board Dr. Augusto P. Sarmiento, TMC President and CEO Dr. Alfredo R.A. Bengzon, Senior Vice President (SVP) for the Medical Services Group Dr. Eugenio Jose F. Ramos, SVP for Human Resources Management Group Dr. Blesilda E. Concepcion, Institute of Neurological Sciences Director Dr. Louie Racelis, Department of Psychiatry Chairman Dr. Imelda Batar, CBH head Dr. Mary Daryl Joyce Lindo-Calleja, and veteran broadcast journalist Cheche Lazaro as special guest.