Solo – Dr. Mardiatmo, Sp.Rad was inaugurated as the Director of PKU Muhammadiyah Surakarta hospital by Surakarta Regional Executive of Muhammadiyah KH Drs. Anwar Sholeh at the auditorium of the hospital on Saturday (1/10/2011). The guests coming to the event were the member of Muhammadiyah Central Executive Marpuji Ali, Health Department Head of Kota Solo dr. Siti Wahyuningsih,M.Kes, some public figures, businessmen, medical figures and hospital directors in Solo, and Muhammadiyah leaders of Kota Solo.
Dr. Mardiatmo, Sp. Rad replaces dr. Rosnedy Ariswati, M.Kes who resigned after leading the hospital for 11 years. Dr. Mardiatmo used to be a Health Department of Central Java Province who has retired in September 2011. During the event, the chairman of Muhammadiyah Regional Executive of Kota Solo KH. Drs. Anwar Sholeh,M.Hum admitted that Muhammadiyah Solo has proposed dr. Mardiatmo to be the hospital director after retiring from his position as a director at Dr.Moewardi hospital in Solo some two years ago.
“But because Mr Mardiatmo was appointed as Health Department Head of Central Java Province, we could do nothing. Prior to his retirement, we visited him again. Fortunately he accepted the offer," said Anwar Sholeh. In the meantime, dr. Mardiatmo during his opening remarks said that the hospitals in Indonesia have been trapped in a hotel side, so they are only able to build a luxurious hotel not a hospital with the right standard. "Basically a hospital has two sides: hotel and medical side. In Indonesia, the one mostly developed is hotel side,” he said.
Therefore, according to dr. Mardiatmo, hospitals in Indonesia should be developed to be a world class hospital. “World-class hospital must meet 5P requirements. They are personil (personnel), peralatan (equipment), prosedur (procedure), pelayanan (service), and performance,” he explained.
The effort, according to dr.Mardiatmo, is anticipation for patients who go abroad for medical treatment as well as to increase patients' trust to have medical teatment in Indonesia. “Patients have to believe in a hospital, and the hospital also has to believe in patients. So, gradually the hospital will get trust from its customers," said the Director of PKU Muhammadiyah Solo hospital. (Eko Prasetyo)
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