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After 100 years, traditional values remain key for St. Carolus Hospital

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, May 19, 2019   /  03:05 pm
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For many residents of Central Jakarta, St. Carolus Hospital may be one of the main options for getting health services. The hospital has come a long way since the colonial era to become one of respected hospitals in the city. It has plans to expand its services while maintaining its traditional core values.(Shutterstock/Alexxndr)

For many residents of Central Jakarta, St. Carolus Hospital may be one of the main options for getting health services. The hospital has come a long way since the colonial era to become one of respected hospitals in the city. It has plans to expand its services while maintaining its traditional core values. St. Carolus Hospital celebrates a century of service this year. President director Endrotomo Sumargono said that one thing that distinguishes the hospital among all others is its patient-oriented services, nursing being one of its strengths. He explained that the hospital invested heavily in its nursing department. Of the hospital's approximately 1,400 employees, 498 are nurses. The hospital also aims to increase the number until it makes up 50 percent of the total. “I think 50 percent is the ideal composition to optimize the hospital’s services,” he tol...