DR. JUAN M. TALON
The year 1948 saw the founding of a residence-clinic along F. Tanedo St. downtown Tarlac by Dr. Juan Mer- cado Talon, a pioneering physician who would later become a renowned “barefoot doctor” in the province.
Dr. Talon, a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, was also a pioneer in the Government's Program of bringing health care to rural areas then called the “Barefoot Doctors”.
Popular accounts among the elderly rural folks of Tarlac describe Dr. Juan M. Talon as a low-profile, unassuming, and humble physician whose practice was characterized by humanitarian concern especially for the underprivileged. He would be more than happy to accept chickens, vegetables, eggs, and other farm produce as his “professional fees”. describe Dr. Juan M. Talon as a low-profile, unassuming, and humble physician whose practice was characterized by humanitarian concern especially for the underprivi- leged. He would be more than happy to accept chickens, vegetables, eggs, and other farm produce as his “profes- sional fees”. In recognition of his dedication, Dr. Juan M. Talon was conferred as the frst-ever recipient of the “Bulwagan ng Dangal Awardee” by the Tarlac Medical Society on 31 january 2003 Talon General Hospital (TGH) became the offshoot of the residence - clinic that Dr. Talon founded in 1948 which is also located on the original site.
DOCTOR TALON'S TOTAL PATIENT CARE
Dr. Talon during his younger years provided topnotch medical care to his patients through home visitations, where patients need not leave the comfort of their homes.
Dr. Talon's approach to patient care was unique and highly personalized, taking into consideration each patient's individual needs and circumstances. He was known for his exceptional bedside manner, which helped to put his patients at ease and build a strong rapport with them. This, in turn, enabled him to provide the highest quality of care, tailored to each patient's specific requirements.
His commitment to total patient care had earned him a loyal following of patients who were more than willing to travel long distances to seek his medical expertise. Word of mouth about his exceptional care had also spread far and wide.
Dr. Talon's focus on patient care went beyond simply treating the symptoms of an illness or condition. He placed great emphasis on preventative care and patient education, helping his patients to understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and taking proactive steps to maintain their overall well-being. In summary,his reputation for providing comprehensive, personalized, and compassionate patient care had made him a well-known and respected medical professional in the province. His focus on total patient care had not only earned him a loyal following of patients but also attracted new clients to his practice who were seeking the highest quality of medical care.
TALON CLINIC 1950
The Talon Clinic, founded in 1950, remains a testament to the power of human kindness and the importance of accessible healthcare for all in Tarlac.
In the year 1950, when healthcare was still a luxury for many people in the province of Tarlac, the Talon Clinic emerged as a small yet remarkable symbol of hope. The clinic was not a grand building with state-of-the-art facilities, but rather a simple house that was converted into a medical facility. Yet, it was the first of its kind in the province, and it represented a significant step forward in improving healthcare access for the local community.
The clinic's founder, Dr. Juan Talon, was a visionary who believed that quality healthcare should be accessible to all, regardless of their social status or financial means. He poured his heart and soul into the clinic, and his dedication inspired others to join him in his mission.
TALON GENERAL HOSPITAL
As the years went by, the Talon Clinic continued to grow and expand, driven by the same dedication and passion that had inspired its founder. The demand for healthcare in the province of Tarlac had increased dramatically, and the clinic had outgrown its humble beginnings as a converted house. In response, plans were made to transform the clinic into a fully-fledged hospital.
When the Talon Hospital finally opened its doors to the public, it was a momentous occasion for the people of Tarlac. For the first time, they had access to a world-class medical facility that could rival those found in the big cities. The hospital had state-of-the-art equipment, highly trained staff, and a commitment to providing the best possible care to every patient who walked through its doors.
The opening of the Talon General Hospital represented a significant milestone in improving access to quality healthcare for the people of Tarlac
As the Talon Hospital continued to grow, it became clear that the demand for medical services in the province of Tarlac was still not being fully met. In response, the hospital's management began exploring new ways to expand its reach and improve its services. The first step was to rebrand the clinic as the Talon General Hospital, to reflect its evolution from a humble clinic to a comprehensive medical center. The hospital's reputation continued to grow, and it became known as a leading healthcare provider in the city. Building on this success, the hospital's management team began looking for ways to further expand its services. They recognized that many patients had to pay more to avail certain types of medical care, such as ct scans and dialysis. To address this issue, they decided to open two new facilities: the JMTalon Diagnostics Clinic and the OLORD Dialysis Center. The JMTalon Diagnostics Clinic was a state-of-the-art facility that offered a wide range of diagnostic services, including x-rays, CT scans, and ultrasounds. With the latest technology and highly trained staff, the clinic quickly became a vital resource for patients in need of advanced imaging studies, while the OLORD Dialysis Center was not the first facility of its kind in the province of Tarlac, it was a valuable addition to the healthcare infrastructure of the area. By providing advanced dialysis services, the center helped to meet the needs of patients who previously had to travel long distances to access this type of treatment. The center's staff was highly trained and experienced, and the facility was equipped with the latest technology to ensure that patients received top-quality care.