Message to Cancer Crusaders Club – ROJoson – December 1, 2019

Greetings from me, Dr. Reynaldo Ong Joson, on the occasion of the 32nd year of the Annual Christmas Get-Together of the MDH Cancer Crusaders Club.

Today is the 32nd year of our being together to provide psychosocial support for cancer patients. 32 years is a long time for such a cancer support group to exist and to sustain.  We should all congratulate each other for this.

In 1988, I started this Annual Christmas Get-Together with my secretary, Abet. The name was just Caner Crusaders Club.  In 2001, that’s 14 years after, I gave the club to Manila Doctors Hospital. Thus, the new name: MDH Cancer Crusaders Club.  Since 2001 up to today, 2019, that’s 19 years, the MDH Cancer Crusaders Club has served as the hospital’s social responsibility program for cancer patients.

A week or two earlier, I was told by my secretary, Abet, that today’s gathering will be the last for the MDH Cancer Crusaders Club.  Our initial reaction will naturally be a sad feeling as we will be losing some support from the MDH Administration.  However, let’s respond to this decision positively.  Consider this as part of the natural life processes – there will always be changes in life, both negative and positive. There will always be a time for dying and for a loss of something but there will also always be a time for resurrection and for opportunity to do something different or even better.

I like to tell you that the goals of the Cancer Crusaders Club will continue even after the support of the MDH Administration has ended. I will transform the MDH Cancer Crusaders Club back to its original name: Cancer Crusaders Club. I will transform the Cancer Crusaders Club from being a face-to-face interaction to provide psychosocial support to cancer patients to an online interaction.  With the road traffic besieging us and the common concern of lack of time in face-to-face interaction, I will create a Facebook Group with the title: CANCER CRUSADERS CLUB.  I have already set this up on November 27, 2019.  For those with a Facebook account and who are interested to join the CANCER CRUSADERS CLUB Facebook group, please submit your Facebook account to Abet.  For those without a Facebook account and who are interested to join the CANCER CRUSADERS CLUB Facebook group, I suggest you open a Facebook account and then submit it to Abet.

With the CANCER CRUSADERS CLUB Facebook Group complemented by a Google Site, we will continue to accomplish the goals and objectives of the original Cancer Crusaders Club.  I am optimistic that with the CANCER CRUSADERS CLUB Facebook Group complemented by a Google Site, we will be more effective and efficient in sharing experiences and in collaborating and interacting with the end goal of  providing a booster of morale and hope for cancer patients and tips on how to live life to the fullest in the midst of cancer.

The Cancer Crusaders Club will live on to infinity and beyond.

Before I end, I like to thank all the members who have been regularly attending the Annual Christmas Get-Together since 1988.  I like to thank the MDH Administration for their 19 years of support.  I like to thank Dr. Elsie Dancel who has been supporting the MDH Cancer Crusaders Club for 19 years.  Lastly, I also would like to thank my Secretary, Abet, together with her secretariat, who has helped kept alive the Cancer Crusaders Club up to now, for 32 years.  She will help me in making sure that the Cancer Crusaders Club will live on to infinity and beyond.

By the way, on this day, let’s all greet Abet, a Happy Birthday, and wish her more years of service to the members of the Cancer Crusaders Club.

By the way, the T-shirt I am wearing now with the tag Cancer Crusaders dates back to 1989.

To infinity and beyond for Cancer Crusaders Club.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Mabuhay kayong lahat.


ROJ@19nov30

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ROJoson Medical Clinic Physician Pad Updated -19oct30

Today, I spent a few hours to update my physician pad. I have to change it because of the change in telephone numbers that started early October 2019 (add 8 to previous numbers).

I had a hard time trying to make the proper digital copy of the pad that I will submit to the photocopying or printing shop.

At any rate, I accomplished my task today and ready to submit it to the photocopying shop next week (November 4, 2019).

SLICE OF PRODUCTIVITY AND CONTENTMENT TODAY – 19oct30

rojoson_clinic_pad_19oct30


ROJ@19oct30

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Use of Yahoogroups in ROJoson Online Collaborative and Interactive Learning

Yahoogroups has been used by ROJoson to facilitate online collaborative and interactive learning of ROJoson’s learners (formally started in 2010 with OCIL in Admitting Service but informally started in 2003).

General Surgery Internet-Aided Teaching Learning Program is a Restricted Group with 18 members.

Founded :Nov 20, 2003

Group Description

General Surgery Internet-Aided Teaching Learning Program




E-Learning for OM Surg Medical Students is a Restricted Group with 96 members.

Founded :Jan 15, 2008

Group Description

This is an electronic distance learning and continuing education forum for medical students rotating and who have rotated in the Department of Surgery of Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center starting January, 2008.Towards Excellent Education and Training for OM Surg Medical Students!




OMMC Surgery Residents, PGI’s and Clerks is a Private Group with 24 members.

Founded :May 12, 2006

Group Description

This group belongs to the Ospital ng Maynila Department of Surgery residents, post-graduate interns and medical clerks. It is used for interactive learning.





OCIL in Admitting Service is a Restricted Group with 75 members.

Founded :May 16, 2010

Group Description

This is an Online Collaborative and Interactive Learning (OCIL) on Admitting Service (AdmS) [Philippine Setting] in a medical center that is being developed and facilitated by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson.This is part of OCIL on Health Care Service Administration, Hospital Service Administration, and Hospital Administration (OCIL_HCSA_HSA_HA).

This is a private egroup.

Only people with interest to improve the health care services in the Philippines and in their health care organizations through “administration” will be invited or can be referred to this OCIL.

Interested participants must have an email and must open it at least once a week.

Graduates and students of Master in Hospital Administration and people without formal training in hospital administration and presently working in health care organizations in the Philippines (both medical and non-medical staff) who want to enhance their “administration” competency are welcome to join this OCIL.

Participants will be categorized by their declared and requested roles in this OCIL: Mentors/Coaches/Facilitators; Mentees; Anecdotalists; and Bystanders.

A brief participant’s profile has to be accomplished upon subscription. A form will be sent through a separate email.

OCIL on Admitting Service (OCIL_AdmS) is the first structured module of OCIL_HCSA_HSA_HA.

Its objectives and end-points are the development of the following:

1. Primer on administrative design and development program of an Admitting Service in a medical center
2. Business and operational plan (at least a template) of an Admitting Service in a medical center
3. Operations manual (at least a template) of an Admitting Service in a medical center
4. Manager-leader of an Admitting Service in a medical center
5. Mentor for an Admitting Service in a medical center



Breast Wellness Center is a Restricted Group with 34 members.

Founded :Aug 6, 2010

Group Description

This is an Online Collaborative and Interactive Learning (OCIL) on Breast Wellness Center (BreastWC) [Philippine Setting] that is being developed and facilitated by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson.This is part of OCIL on Health Care Service Administration, Hospital Service Administration, and Hospital Administration (OCIL_HCSA_HSA_HA).

This is a private egroup.

Only people with interest to improve the health care services in the Philippines and in their health care organizations through “administration” of a Breast Wellness Center will be invited or can be referred to this OCIL.

Interested participants must have an email and must open it at least once a week.

Physicians who completed formal training or are still in training in the management of breast disorders are welcome to join this OCIL. Nurses who want to be part of the staff of a Breast Wellness Center are likewise welcome to join this OCIL.

Participants will be categorized by their declared and requested roles in this OCIL: Mentors/Coaches/Facilitators; Mentees; Anecdotalists; and Bystanders.

A brief participant’s profile has to be accomplished upon subscription. A form will be sent through a separate email.

OCIL on Breast Wellness Center (OCIL_BreastWC) is the second structured module of OCIL_HCSA_HSA_HA.

Its objectives and end-points are the development of the following:

1. Primer on administrative design and development program of a Breast Wellness Center
2. Business and operational plan (at least a template) of a Breast Wellness Center
3. Operations manual (at least a template) of a Breast Wellness Center
4. Manager-leader of a Breast Wellness Center
5. Mentor for a Breast Wellness Center
6. Clinical practice guidelines on breast wellness
7. Education on breast wellness




MDH Surgery Residents and Interns PBL is a Private Group with 94 members.

Founded :May 21, 2011

Group Description

This is an online collaborative and interactive learning (OCIL)in general surgery created by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson in May 21, 2011 to facilitate problem-based learning in general surgery among the surgery residents and interns of Manila Doctors Hospital.




UPCPH MHA ROJoson’s Students 2011onwards is a Restricted Group with 61 members.

Founded :Sep 3, 2011

Group Description

This is an egroup of UP-CPH MHA students who interacted with ROJOSON in August 2011 and thereafter. The egroup serves to extend the interaction between ROJOSON and the students for purposes of continuing learning and collaboration in the development of better hospitals in the Philippines. This egroup forms part of ROJOSON’s Education for Health Development in the Philippines program.




VN Hospital Safety Promotion is a Restricted Group with 30 members.

Founded :Sep 7, 2011

Group Description

This egroup serves as one of the online facilitating tools for Dr. Reynaldo Joson’s Online Collaboration and Interactive Learning (OCIL) on Hospital Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Program (HSP-DPP)being offered to interested learners in hospitals in Vietnam. [OCIL-HSP-DPP-VN]The OCIL-HSP-DPP-VN officially started on September 15, 2011. It will run for one (shortest) to three years (longest), depending on the rate of interaction and collaboration of the learners. A minimum of once a week interaction of each learner is expected in the OCIL.




ROJ OCIL on Medical Education is a Restricted Group with 6 members.

Founded :Nov 12, 2011

Group Description

This is an electronic group to facilitate online collaborative and interactive learning on medical education. This will be moderated by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson.



ROJoson’s UPCM-PGH Medical Students is a Restricted Group with 77 members.

 

Founded :Dec 6, 2011

Group Description

This egroup serves as a vehicle for ROJoson’s Online Collaborative Interactive Learning (OCIL) in Medicine for UPCM-PGH Medical Students.All levels of medical students whom ROJoson has come into contact with via lectures, preceptorials, and other teaching-learning sessions are welcome to join this OCIL.

Priorities for postings:
– What matters most in the making of a physician
– ROJoson’s teaching-learning sessions
– Students and ROJoson’s thoughts, perceptions, opinions, and recommendations (TPORs) on medical issues






ROJ@19oct21

 

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Therapy

2013 files from Yahoogroups

cam_cancer_A_rj_14feb12cam_cancer_B_rj_14feb12cam_receipt_A_14feb12

Typical alternative and complementary expenses


ROJ@19oct20

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Having cancer is NOT always a death sentence!

Notes retrieved from edhedephi@yahoogroups

Retrieving before yahoogroups closed down.

Posted January 19, 2013



Having cancer is NOT always a death sentence!

There are people who survive cancer.  There are cancer survivors.  These are the people who were diagnosed and treated for cancer and who got cured.

Cure can be defined in two ways ( my personal opinions as there is no universally agreed definition):

One is having no recurrence for a long period (say 5 years or more) at the time of the person’s death, the person dying of another cause other than cancer.

Another one is having no recurrence for a long period of time (usually set at 10 years) in which the chances of recurrence are almost nil and the patient is still living.  This period of no recurrence is called remission.

So, having cancer is NOT always a death sentence!


ROJ@19oct19

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Yahoo Egroups – ROJoson

Yahoogroups created by ROJoson

Clutter management before Yahoo abolishes it.





 

I have more than 60 yahoogroups.

What do I do?

Do clutter management.

Review and save memorabilia.

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yahoogroups2

yahoogroups3

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yahoogroups6

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The first yahoogroup that I established was

Education for Health Development in Phil is a Restricted Group with 15 members.

Founded: Oct 31, 1999

Group Description:

Contribution to and Promotion of Health Development in the Philippines through Education

The next was

UPCM74 is a Restricted Group with 79 members.

Founded: Dec 22, 1999

Group Description:

Fostering camaderie among members of UPCM Class 1974 and contributing to health development in the Philippines
The third was

OMMC Surgeons is a Private Group with 112 members.

Founded: Feb 7, 2002

Group Description:

Ospital ng Maynila Department of Surgery E-Group

Subsequently more followed suit – more than 50 yahoogroups. The last ones that I created were in 2011.  Thereafter, I started and focused on using Google groups because of the inconvenience that arose from Yahoogroups not allowing subscription by mere additions of email addresses but by invitations.





My Yahoogroups were used for the following purposes:
1) primarily information broadcasting to the group (such as edhedephi and ROJoson’s Health Advisories);
2) primarily social interaction to promote camaraderie (such as upcm74)’
3) primarily information dissemination and discussion for family members (such as Roxy Joson Support Group);
4) primarily information dissemination and discussion groups in hospital and academe groups (such as MDH-SMT; UP-PGH GSI; and OMMCSURGERY);
5) primarily online collaborative and interactive learning among student groups of ROJoson (such as OCIL on Admitting Services and OCIL on Breast Wellness Center).




Yahoogroups to facilitate online collaborative and interactive learning of ROJoson’s learners (formally started in 2010 with OCIL in Admitting Service but informally started in 2003):

General Surgery Internet-Aided Teaching Learning Program is a Restricted Group with 18 members.

Founded :Nov 20, 2003

Group Description

General Surgery Internet-Aided Teaching Learning Program




E-Learning for OM Surg Medical Students is a Restricted Group with 96 members.

Founded :Jan 15, 2008

Group Description

This is an electronic distance learning and continuing education forum for medical students rotating and who have rotated in the Department of Surgery of Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center starting January, 2008.

Towards Excellent Education and Training for OM Surg Medical Students!




OMMC Surgery Residents, PGI’s and Clerks is a Private Group with 24 members.

Founded :May 12, 2006

Group Description

This group belongs to the Ospital ng Maynila Department of Surgery residents, post-graduate interns and medical clerks. It is used for interactive learning.
 





OCIL in Admitting Service is a Restricted Group with 75 members.

Founded :May 16, 2010

Group Description

This is an Online Collaborative and Interactive Learning (OCIL) on Admitting Service (AdmS) [Philippine Setting] in a medical center that is being developed and facilitated by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson.

This is part of OCIL on Health Care Service Administration, Hospital Service Administration, and Hospital Administration (OCIL_HCSA_HSA_HA).

This is a private egroup.

Only people with interest to improve the health care services in the Philippines and in their health care organizations through “administration” will be invited or can be referred to this OCIL.

Interested participants must have an email and must open it at least once a week.

Graduates and students of Master in Hospital Administration and people without formal training in hospital administration and presently working in health care organizations in the Philippines (both medical and non-medical staff) who want to enhance their “administration” competency are welcome to join this OCIL.

Participants will be categorized by their declared and requested roles in this OCIL: Mentors/Coaches/Facilitators; Mentees; Anecdotalists; and Bystanders.

A brief participant’s profile has to be accomplished upon subscription. A form will be sent through a separate email.

OCIL on Admitting Service (OCIL_AdmS) is the first structured module of OCIL_HCSA_HSA_HA.

Its objectives and end-points are the development of the following:

1. Primer on administrative design and development program of an Admitting Service in a medical center
2. Business and operational plan (at least a template) of an Admitting Service in a medical center
3. Operations manual (at least a template) of an Admitting Service in a medical center
4. Manager-leader of an Admitting Service in a medical center
5. Mentor for an Admitting Service in a medical center



Breast Wellness Center is a Restricted Group with 34 members.

Founded :Aug 6, 2010

Group Description

This is an Online Collaborative and Interactive Learning (OCIL) on Breast Wellness Center (BreastWC) [Philippine Setting] that is being developed and facilitated by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson.

This is part of OCIL on Health Care Service Administration, Hospital Service Administration, and Hospital Administration (OCIL_HCSA_HSA_HA).

This is a private egroup.

Only people with interest to improve the health care services in the Philippines and in their health care organizations through “administration” of a Breast Wellness Center will be invited or can be referred to this OCIL.

Interested participants must have an email and must open it at least once a week.

Physicians who completed formal training or are still in training in the management of breast disorders are welcome to join this OCIL. Nurses who want to be part of the staff of a Breast Wellness Center are likewise welcome to join this OCIL.

Participants will be categorized by their declared and requested roles in this OCIL: Mentors/Coaches/Facilitators; Mentees; Anecdotalists; and Bystanders.

A brief participant’s profile has to be accomplished upon subscription. A form will be sent through a separate email.

OCIL on Breast Wellness Center (OCIL_BreastWC) is the second structured module of OCIL_HCSA_HSA_HA.

Its objectives and end-points are the development of the following:

1. Primer on administrative design and development program of a Breast Wellness Center
2. Business and operational plan (at least a template) of a Breast Wellness Center
3. Operations manual (at least a template) of a Breast Wellness Center
4. Manager-leader of a Breast Wellness Center
5. Mentor for a Breast Wellness Center
6. Clinical practice guidelines on breast wellness
7. Education on breast wellness




MDH Surgery Residents and Interns PBL is a Private Group with 94 members.

Founded :May 21, 2011

Group Description

This is an online collaborative and interactive learning (OCIL)in general surgery created by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson in May 21, 2011 to facilitate problem-based learning in general surgery among the surgery residents and interns of Manila Doctors Hospital.




UPCPH MHA ROJoson’s Students 2011onwards is a Restricted Group with 61 members.

Founded :Sep 3, 2011

Group Description

This is an egroup of UP-CPH MHA students who interacted with ROJOSON in August 2011 and thereafter. The egroup serves to extend the interaction between ROJOSON and the students for purposes of continuing learning and collaboration in the development of better hospitals in the Philippines. This egroup forms part of ROJOSON’s Education for Health Development in the Philippines program.




VN Hospital Safety Promotion is a Restricted Group with 30 members.

Founded :Sep 7, 2011

Group Description

This egroup serves as one of the online facilitating tools for Dr. Reynaldo Joson’s Online Collaboration and Interactive Learning (OCIL) on Hospital Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Program (HSP-DPP)being offered to interested learners in hospitals in Vietnam. [OCIL-HSP-DPP-VN]

The OCIL-HSP-DPP-VN officially started on September 15, 2011. It will run for one (shortest) to three years (longest), depending on the rate of interaction and collaboration of the learners. A minimum of once a week interaction of each learner is expected in the OCIL.




ROJ OCIL on Medical Education is a Restricted Group with 6 members.

Founded :Nov 12, 2011

Group Description

This is an electronic group to facilitate online collaborative and interactive learning on medical education. This will be moderated by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson.



ROJoson’s UPCM-PGH Medical Students is a Restricted Group with 77 members.

 

Founded :Dec 6, 2011

Group Description

This egroup serves as a vehicle for ROJoson’s Online Collaborative Interactive Learning (OCIL) in Medicine for UPCM-PGH Medical Students.

All levels of medical students whom ROJoson has come into contact with via lectures, preceptorials, and other teaching-learning sessions are welcome to join this OCIL.

Priorities for postings:
– What matters most in the making of a physician
– ROJoson’s teaching-learning sessions
– Students and ROJoson’s thoughts, perceptions, opinions, and recommendations (TPORs) on medical issues












Other Miscellaneous Notes:






CMZ Corporate Planning

This electronic communication group is created by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson to facilitate his coaching, advising and mentoring (CAM) of the staff, particularly the senior and middle management, of Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (CMZ) on its journey to excellence.

ROJoson’s CAM of CMZ officially started in October 2011 when he formally facilitated CMZ’s 1st Strategic Planning Conference held in Lantaka Hotel, Zamboanga City. The output was the 2010 – 2012 CMZ Strategic Plan.

In June 28, 2012, at the Traders Hotel in Manila, I was requested by Mr. Edwin To and Dr. Filipinas Rojo to continue to do CAM for CMZ. With this request, I decided to establish this electronic communication group to facilitate my online interaction with staff of CMZ.

Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson (Manila, July 24, 2012)



Education for Health Development in Phil is a Restricted Group with 15 members.

 

Education for Health Development in Phil

Created – Oct 31, 1999

Contribution to and Promotion of Health Development in the Philippines through Education

Dear Rey,
Thank you for including me in your list of recepients. I really
appreciate it and I feel fortunate. Imagine it had to be a patients I
entrusted to you (Mrs.Fortes and our maid) who served as links for me to
re-establish regular contacts with you. Now I feel like I’m in PGH again
under your guidance. Actually , as time passed by after leaving PGH I felt
like something in me as a surgeon has deteriorated. I still do a lot of
reading and I even divide my time between traning residents in surgery and
doing private practice. However, I feel that it would have been different
had I been connected with PGH just like my contemporaries like Art, Nelson,
Jojo and Armand to name a few. With you project, even from a distance I now
can get first hand information on anything which has to do with Surgery.
Regarding your eulogy on occasion of the the retirement of Dr. Limson,
no one could have delivered it much better than you. I congratulate you for
an excellent tribute you gave to our mentor. Just like you, I owe a lot to
Dr. Limson who also happened to be my ninong. I was in the waiting list
among the applicants in surgery and he gave me a break when the next in
line backed out. I wouldn”t be where I am now if it were not for him.
And lastly with your permission I would like to share your
communication (informations and updates) with my department especially with
my residents.
Thanks and Regards,
ALEX PALINES November 2, 1999


 

Hi dr. Rey,
You have left your prints in the hearts and minds of many …..Colleagues,students ,patients ,entire departments , entire hospitals.
And even as far as Zamboanga you continue to inspire and teach and share to this day.
To be honored in such a way is a manifestation of deep gratitude and love .You deserve that and so much more.
congratulations !
Maya lim
February 9, 2014
Congratulations Sir, you deserved to be honored as such. I am very happy for you and happy to be a Josonic student. I first encountered the word when I came to PGH. Dr. Catalan asked me once “So you’re a Josonic?” To which I replied yes, yes I am. And I’ve heard the word a lot since then…
Haze
February 9, 2014


What is new is not always the best
and what is best is not always new!
Anonymous
Please take note of this aphorism, particularly in the practice of medicine.

Get the Job Done! Do It Well No Matter What!

If you can’t go under, go over!

If you can’t go through, go around!

If you can’t go right, go left!

If you haven’t the right material, go find it!

If you can’t find it, make substitutions!

If you can’t substitute, improvise it!

If you can’t improvise, make an innovation!

Get the job done!

Do it well no matter what!

Anonymous, circa 1986

Note: I got this quote circa 1986.  I cannot remember the author.  I chanced upon it while doing my clutter management today.  I like it up to to now as it is apt and as I have applied the advices during the past 36 years in my cancer operations, in my operations in general, particularly in the Philippine General Hospital and Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center where resources are scarce.   Graduates of residency training programs in Philippine General Hospital  and other government hospitals are usually given the moniker of MacGyver.  The above quote reminds me of MacGyver.   Aside from operations, I have made good use of the above advices in my other activities as an educator, researcher, and hospital administrator.  Of course, also in my daily life and chore challenges, big and small, significant and insignificant ones.

Macgyver

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Yesterday, Sept 3, 2011, I got hold of a copy of my very own book entitled “Thyroid Surgical Diseases.”  This was brought to my clinic in MDH by Dr. Alex Palines from Batangas City.  Thanks, Alex. I was so happy to see the dedication or autograph I made to Alex in 1986.  More so, I am happy to know that he has kept the book all these years, from the time of EDSA I revolution, and as he has said, used it for himself and for all his residents in Batangas City Regional Hospital. Having received the book, I am set to review it and come out with a 2nd edition or 2nd book on thyroid diseases.

Dr Rey




MDH Family Egroup

Jan 28, 2005

Inactive 2007

Group Description

This is the electronic communication and mailing system of Manila Doctors Hospital’s entire staff or family.

This electronic communication and mailing system is part of the knowledge management system (KMS) of the entire staff of MDH.

KMS is inter-communication, sharing of information, and collaborative learnng, three parts in one system, with the objective of increasing the capability of all staff, both individually and as a team, and ultimately, and hopefully, with an impact on the continual betterment of MDH and achievement of the its vision-mission in the soonest time possible.

Generically used, KM is the process through which MDH will generate value from its intellectual and knowledge-based assets. Generating value from such assets involves inter-communication, sharing them among the staff, and learning from each other.




The Roxy Joson Support Group

Oct 11, 2005

2005 to 2019



mdh_smt is a Restricted Group with 20 members.

Founded :Oct 28, 2003

Inactive: 2015

Group Description

This is the electronic group communication and mailing system (egroup) of Manila Doctors Hospital’s Senior Management Team.

The Senior Management Team consists of the Hospital Director, Medical Director, Administrative Director, Assistant Administrative Directors, Finance Director, Division Managers, Head of Corporate Strategic and Planning Office, and Head of Quality Management Office.

The President, Senior Vice-Presidents, and Assistants to the President are included in the egroup.

Likewise, the “executive secretaries” of the Hospital Director, Administrative Director, and Medical Director are included in the egroup.

This electronic group communication and mailing system is part of the knowledge management system of the MDH Senior Management Team.

KMS for the SMT is inter-communication, sharing of information, and collaborative learning, three parts in one system, with the objective of increasing the governance capability of the SMT, both individually and as a team, and ultimately, and hopefully, with an impact on the continual betterment of MDH and achievement of the its vision-mission.

Generically used, KM is the process through which MDH will generate value from its intellectual and knowledge-based assets. Generating value from such assets involves inter-communication, sharing them among the staff, and learning from each other.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY

Confidentiality and security of communication and information in this egroup shall be maintained at all times. This egroup is NOT posted in the Yahoo! Groups Directory. Only subscribed members can access the egroup.

There shall be NO posting and discussion of financial matters with monetary figures.

There is a back-up mechanism since 2003 in case of loss of the Yahoo! Group.




MDH SP-DPC is a Restricted Group with 20 members.

Founded :Jan 19, 2006

Inactive : 2017

Group Description

This is the electronic communication and mailing system of Manila Doctors Hospital’s Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Committee (SP-DPC).

This electronic communication and mailing system is part of the knowledge management system (KMS) of the MDH Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Committee.

KMS for the SP-DPC is inter-communication, sharing of information, and collaborative learnng, three parts in one system, with the objective of increasing the governance capability of the SP-DPC, both individually and as a team, and ultimately, and hopefully, with an impact on the continual betterment of MDH and achievement of the its vision-mission in the soonest time possible.

Generically used, KM is the process through which MDH will generate value from its intellectual and knowledge-based assets. Generating value from such assets involves inter-communication, sharing them among the staff, and learning from each other.





MDH Safety and Disaster Preparedness is a Public Group with 17 members.

Founded :Jul 12, 2011

Group Description

This egroup serves as one of the online facilitating tools for Dr. Reynaldo Joson’s Online Collaboration and Interactive Learning on Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness for the staff of Manila Doctors Hospital.

The OCIL on SP-DP officially started on August 1, 2011. It will run for one (shortest) to three years (longest).




RP Multicenter Action Research Study is a Restricted Group with 138 members.

Founded :May 21, 2002

Inactive 2018

MCCCARS is a multicenter cooperative and cooperative action research study on health concerns in the Philippines.




Breast Wellness Center is a Restricted Group with 34 members.

Founded :Aug 6, 2010

Group Description

This is an Online Collaborative and Interactive Learning (OCIL) on Breast Wellness Center (BreastWC) [Philippine Setting] that is being developed and facilitated by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson.

This is part of OCIL on Health Care Service Administration, Hospital Service Administration, and Hospital Administration (OCIL_HCSA_HSA_HA).

This is a private egroup.

Only people with interest to improve the health care services in the Philippines and in their health care organizations through “administration” of a Breast Wellness Center will be invited or can be referred to this OCIL.

Interested participants must have an email and must open it at least once a week.

Physicians who completed formal training or are still in training in the management of breast disorders are welcome to join this OCIL. Nurses who want to be part of the staff of a Breast Wellness Center are likewise welcome to join this OCIL.

Participants will be categorized by their declared and requested roles in this OCIL: Mentors/Coaches/Facilitators; Mentees; Anecdotalists; and Bystanders.

A brief participant’s profile has to be accomplished upon subscription. A form will be sent through a separate email.

OCIL on Breast Wellness Center (OCIL_BreastWC) is the second structured module of OCIL_HCSA_HSA_HA.

Its objectives and end-points are the development of the following:

1. Primer on administrative design and development program of a Breast Wellness Center
2. Business and operational plan (at least a template) of a Breast Wellness Center
3. Operations manual (at least a template) of a Breast Wellness Center
4. Manager-leader of a Breast Wellness Center
5. Mentor for a Breast Wellness Center
6. Clinical practice guidelines on breast wellness
7. Education on breast wellness




OCIL in Admitting Service is a Restricted Group with 75 members.

Founded :May 16, 2010

Group Description

This is an Online Collaborative and Interactive Learning (OCIL) on Admitting Service (AdmS) [Philippine Setting] in a medical center that is being developed and facilitated by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson.

This is part of OCIL on Health Care Service Administration, Hospital Service Administration, and Hospital Administration (OCIL_HCSA_HSA_HA).

This is a private egroup.

Only people with interest to improve the health care services in the Philippines and in their health care organizations through “administration” will be invited or can be referred to this OCIL.

Interested participants must have an email and must open it at least once a week.

Graduates and students of Master in Hospital Administration and people without formal training in hospital administration and presently working in health care organizations in the Philippines (both medical and non-medical staff) who want to enhance their “administration” competency are welcome to join this OCIL.

Participants will be categorized by their declared and requested roles in this OCIL: Mentors/Coaches/Facilitators; Mentees; Anecdotalists; and Bystanders.

A brief participant’s profile has to be accomplished upon subscription. A form will be sent through a separate email.

OCIL on Admitting Service (OCIL_AdmS) is the first structured module of OCIL_HCSA_HSA_HA.

Its objectives and end-points are the development of the following:

1. Primer on administrative design and development program of an Admitting Service in a medical center
2. Business and operational plan (at least a template) of an Admitting Service in a medical center
3. Operations manual (at least a template) of an Admitting Service in a medical center
4. Manager-leader of an Admitting Service in a medical center
5. Mentor for an Admitting Service in a medical center




OMMC Surgeons is a Private Group with 112 members.

Founded :Feb 7, 2002

Ospital ng Maynila Department of Surgery E-Group




UPCPH MHA ROJoson’s Students 2011onwards is a Restricted Group with 61 members.

Founded :Sep 3, 2011

Group Description

This is an egroup of UP-CPH MHA students who interacted with ROJOSON in August 2011 and thereafter. The egroup serves to extend the interaction between ROJOSON and the students for purposes of continuing learning and collaboration in the development of better hospitals in the Philippines. This egroup forms part of ROJOSON’s Education for Health Development in the Philippines program.



UP-PGH GS1 Egroup is a Restricted Group with 115 members.

Founded :Aug 10, 2006

Group Description

This is the egroup of the staff (consultants, graduates, fellows, and residents) of General Surgery 1 Division or GS1 or Division of Head and Neck, Thyroid, Breast, and Surgical Oncology of the Department of Surgery of the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital.

The UP-PGH GS1 Egroup will serve as a tool and venue for:

1. Continuing medical- surgical education
2. Sharing of information
3. Exchange of ideas
4. Teaching and learning

The ultimate goal is improvement of the specialty of GS1, with impact on its operation, on its staff and graduates, and most important of all, on its clients and patients, mainly, the Filipino people.





UPCM74 is a Restricted Group with 79 members.

Founded :Dec 22, 1999

Group Description

Fostering camaderie among members of UPCM Class 1974 and contributing to health development in the Philippines


UPCM-MS Surgery is a Restricted Group with 12 members.

Founded :Mar 17, 2004

Group Description

An interactive group for faculty and students concerned with the UPCM MS Surgery Program.



MDH Surgery Residents and Interns PBL is a Private Group with 94 members.

Founded :May 21, 2011

Group Description

This is an online collaborative and interactive learning (OCIL)in general surgery created by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson in May 21, 2011 to facilitate problem-based learning in general surgery among the surgery residents and interns of Manila Doctors Hospital.



RJOSON’S HEALTH ADVISORIES is a Restricted Group with 86 members.

Founded :Apr 3, 2005

Group Description

Practical health advisories from Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson
– part of his Education for Health Development in the Philippines project
– part of his initiative to empower the Filipino citizenry to take care of their own health especially in the face of inexactness of medicine as a science
– part of the health maintenance and promotion program for the patients who have previously consulted him in his clinics

NOTE: His advisories are just advices!




VN Hospital Safety Promotion is a Restricted Group with 30 members.

Founded :Sep 7, 2011

Group Description

This egroup serves as one of the online facilitating tools for Dr. Reynaldo Joson’s Online Collaboration and Interactive Learning (OCIL) on Hospital Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Program (HSP-DPP)being offered to interested learners in hospitals in Vietnam. [OCIL-HSP-DPP-VN]

The OCIL-HSP-DPP-VN officially started on September 15, 2011. It will run for one (shortest) to three years (longest), depending on the rate of interaction and collaboration of the learners. A minimum of once a week interaction of each learner is expected in the OCIL.




ROJ OCIL on Medical Education is a Restricted Group with 6 members.

Founded :Nov 12, 2011

Group Description

This is an electronic group to facilitate online collaborative and interactive learning on medical education. This will be moderated by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson.



ROJoson’s UPCM-PGH Medical Students is a Restricted Group with 77 members.

 

Founded :Dec 6, 2011

Group Description

This egroup serves as a vehicle for ROJoson’s Online Collaborative Interactive Learning (OCIL) in Medicine for UPCM-PGH Medical Students.

All levels of medical students whom ROJoson has come into contact with via lectures, preceptorials, and other teaching-learning sessions are welcome to join this OCIL.

Priorities for postings:
– What matters most in the making of a physician
– ROJoson’s teaching-learning sessions
– Students and ROJoson’s thoughts, perceptions, opinions, and recommendations (TPORs) on medical issues




E-Learning for OM Surg Medical Students is a Restricted Group with 96 members.

Founded :Jan 15, 2008

Group Description

This is an electronic distance learning and continuing education forum for medical students rotating and who have rotated in the Department of Surgery of Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center starting January, 2008.

Towards Excellent Education and Training for OM Surg Medical Students!




OMMC Surgery Residents, PGI’s and Clerks is a Private Group with 24 members.

Founded :May 12, 2006

Group Description

This group belongs to the Ospital ng Maynila Department of Surgery residents, post-graduate interns and medical clerks. It is used for interactive learning.



General Surgery Internet-Aided Teaching Learning Program is a Restricted Group with 18 members.

Founded :Nov 20, 2003

Group Description

General Surgery Internet-Aided Teaching Learning Program



MDH Sharps Safety and Waste Management is a Restricted Group with 15 members.

Founded :Sep 5, 2011

Group Description

This is an egroup of the MDH Sharps Safety and Waste Management Program to facilitate development of the Program. This will be moderated by Dr. Reynaldo O. Joson.

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Mucus cyst on my 4th finger – ROJoson

Started with a black spot (1-2 mm) on the base of the right 4th finger – with a furrow sometime in August to September 2018 – I thought it was melanoma – after 1-2 weeks – black spot fell off – leaving a crater on the nail. Then, there is a longitudinal depression on the nail. Fluid would accumulate on the base. I would press it out every now and then. Then there developed a localized cystic mass – sometime in July, 2019. I thought it was just fluid reaccumulation. However it did not disappear. By September 2019, there was already a localized cystic mass which I suspect to be a mucus cyst. It ruptured at the base of the nail bed on October 16, 2019.

With update pictures from October 23, 2019 to November 1, 2019.

To watch and wait. Similar situation on my right thumb except there was no dark spot.

See https://www.facebook.com/pg/ROJosonMedicalClinic/photos/?tab=album&album_id=673672092653843

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July to September 2018 – Black spot at base of nail of 4th finger (May to June – just black spot without nail bed excavation)

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October 2018

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November 2018

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May 13, 2019 (Election Day in the Philippines)

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October 2019 (1st week) – mucus cyst formation

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October 16, 2019 – spontaneous rupture at base of finger nail


October 21, 2019 to October 30, 2019

November 1, 2019

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November 2, 2019 – after dipping my hands and fingers in Anilao Bay during swimming, snorkeling, and paddling.  The dark red spot had peeled off.

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November 8, 2019

With some deformity but no significantly unusual swelling or bulge anymore.




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Mucus cyst on the right thumb – 2013

No recurrence since 2017 (but with repeated aspiration and recurrence from 2013 to 2017)


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References

Digital myxoid pseudocyst

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/digital-myxoid-pseudocyst/?fbclid=IwAR0Io8b-IfIr2wbkRWygkNzcS7hxGhrYNILyvGFqBHg5qdqKynxnfkV25zY

What are the clinical features of a digital myxoid pseudocyst?

The digital pseudocyst is semi-translucent, with a smooth shiny surface. It is most often located within a centimetre of the base of the nail. It often causes a groove in the nail. This may be up to several millimetres across and extends the length of the nail.

Jelly-like sticky fluid may be expressed from the pseudocyst (sometimes tinged with blood).

What is the treatment for digital myxoid pseudocyst?

Treatments which may be successful for digital myxoid pseudocyst include:

  • Repeatedly pressing firmly on the cyst
  • Squeezing out its contents (make a hole with a sterile needle)
  • Cryotherapy (freezing)
  • Steroid injection
  • Sclerosant injection
  • Surgical removal.

Unfortunately, digital myxoid pseudocysts often recur, whatever treatment is used.

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