Pinay Nightingale still serves after winning ‘Nurse of the Year’ title

Amabelle Ong, Service to Others Before Family

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From the war zone province of Basilan in the Philippines to the desert in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the amazing destination of Dubai, this committed Pinay nurse makes sure that she performs her duties with much passion and zeal. 

No wonder, with her over 17 years in the healthcare industry, 8 years of which was spent in cardiology, Amabella S. Ong remains one of the sought-after health professional especially in developing strategies and innovations in the practice of cardiology.

Amabella, 38, was the Divisional Director for Cardiology and OPD at the International Modern Hospital. The OPD in IMH is a big department that covers the ground floor, first floor and 2nd floor. The cath lab is in the 4th floor.

She is self-driven, well-organized and analytical and has a “can do” attitude. She welcomes challenges. The very small surprises can make my day. Her tasks are enormous. Aside from providing leadership and management to the Cardiology Department that has high acuity patients, she had to include the OPD for which she has a very large group of people to handle. She had a total of 34 nursing staff and 10 support staff plus around 37 physicians.

She was named Nurse of the Year in 2014.

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Amabelle’s photo when she was Division Director at the International Modern Hospital

Amabelle’s story was included in a coffee table book Precious Gems in a Desert of GoldRead More: ‘Desert of Gold’ features Filipino leaders in UAE in Rappler. -Back to Home

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IMG_3984THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, historian and book author who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique.  While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.



One thought on “Pinay Nightingale still serves after winning ‘Nurse of the Year’ title

  1. I was very lucky to know Amabelle Ong when she worked at the american hospital. She was more than a nurse to me she became my friend . I was recovering from a quintuple bypass . I can never give her too much praise . Words will not be enough for her to know what she meant to me during my recovery . Thanks a amabella xxx


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