The De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) is a full- complement medical and health allied institution that provides holistic, excellent, and premium health professions education, health care, and research services in a nurturing God-centered environment as it pursues its commitment of Nurturing life.
The Institute is composed of three major services division: Academics, De La Salle University Medical Center, and the DLSHSI Angelo King Medical Research Center; and two institutional divisions: Lasallian Mission and Linkages and Finance and Administration Divisions.
DLSHSI’s ministry of nurturing life is exemplified by the services provided by these divisions individually or together, as one, in communion in mission, through “nurturing potentials,” “nurturing health,” “nurturing discoveries,” “nurturing communities,” and “nurturing your spirit.”
A Brief History of the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute.
The De La Salle Health Sciences Institute today is a premier higher education institution that forms future medical and health allied professionals who will have the commitment and dedication to become catalysts of the spiritual, social, and economic transformation of our country.
Its roots are equally noble. In 1977, the University Physicians Foundation, Inc, was organized to establish a medical school in Dasmariñas, Cavite, in support of the then government’s policy of dispersing educational facilities outside the capital city and encouraging the establishment of medical schools in various regions of the country to ensure the delivery of quality health care in the regions. Originally named Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine, the school opened in 1979 with the Jose P. Rizal National Medical Research Center as its initial teaching hospital.
In 1980, the Foundation acquired 1.2 hectares of additional property and construction was started for a 180-bed teaching hospital. This 4-storey hospital, the University Medical Center, was inaugurated on July 31, 1982. In 1985, the construction of the second 4-storey Medical Research Building for the College of Medicine started. These were the forerunners of today’s De La Salle University Medical Center.
In June 1987, the ownership and management of the Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine and the University Medical Center were acquired by the De La Salle University. The College of Medicine was renamed the De La Salle University-Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine and the hospital the De La Salle University Medical Center.
Since the De La Salle Brothers assumed ownership of both the hospital and the college, both have steadily grown. In 1990, the De La Salle University Medical Center continued its expansion with the inauguration of the WU Building. In 1992, the college was renamed the De La Salle University College of Medicine. On April 7, 1994, the De La Salle University Angelo King Medical Research Center was established. In June 1994, the management of the College of Physical Therapy which was then part of DLSU-Aguinaldo (now DLSU-Dasmariñas) was turned over to the De La Salle University College of Medicine. By June 1995, the complex consisting of the College of Medicine, University Medical Center, College of Physical Therapy and Research Services was named De La Salle University – Health Sciences Campus or DLSU-HSC under the ownership and administration of the St. Bro. Miguel Febres Cordero Medical Education Foundation.