The ALEOSAN District Hospital was established through R.A. 4854, which was authored by the late Congressman Ramon C. Tabiana of the 3rd District of Iloilo. The initial appropriation of P100,000.00 was allocated, and an additional amount of P220,000.00 was provided for the construction of the hospital building. Dr. Arturo A. Ardeña was appointed as the Chief of Hospital on April 1, 1968, and the hospital began operating with a bed capacity of 25 beds at the Poblacion of Alimodian. The hospital was later transferred to its current location in Barangay Bancal, Alimodian, Iloilo, on July 10, 1968. With the efforts of Congressman Gloria M. Tabiana, the hospital was upgraded to a 50-bed hospital, as approved by the Secretary of the Department of Health on March 12, 1974.
The hospital is situated at the junction of the three towns of Alimodian, Leon, and San Miguel, and was established in a donated lot that spans an area of 19,747 sq. meters. The hospital is located 2 ½ km. from the Poblacion of Alimodian, 3 km. from the Poblacion of San Miguel, and 7 km. from the Poblacion of Leon. It is accessible to all land transportation and is located in the central portion of the three municipalities.
The ALEOSAN District Hospital services the catchment area of the three towns of Alimodian, Leon, and San Miguel, which has an area of 30,633 hectares. Of the total area, 10,211 hectares or 33% comprises step mountain ranges that are favorable for bananas, coconuts, and mangoes, while 20,422 hectares or 67%, especially in San Miguel, are relatively lowlands suited for rice, corn, and other lowland crops. The total population of the catchment area is 111,536, excluding the nearest barangays of the adjacent towns and even San Remegio, Antique province, which is also serviced by the hospital.
The ALEOSAN District Hospital is the only hospital in the 2nd District of Iloilo, which includes the towns of Alimodian, Leon, San Miguel, Leganes, Pavia, Sta. Barbara, New Lucena, and Zarraga. Power is supplied by an Electric Cooperative (ILECO I), and a standby generator is available at the hospital. A telephone line (PLDT) with an internet connection is available in the area. Potable water is supplied through an electric water pump from the dug well outside the hospital’s donated lots.
Renovations and upgrades of the OPD/Administration Bldg. and Ward Complex were completed by the Iloilo Provincial Government. The OR/DR Complex was completed through the Department of Health Funds, and the construction of KOICA building, a 2-storey building for the ER/DR Complex, X-ray room Complex, and wards, has also been completed. The hospital has also completed the construction of Doctor’s Quarter, Renovation/ Repair of Maintenance Room/Supply Room/Men’s Quarter, Nurse Dorm/MRF, and Cadaver Holding Area.