It was Governor General Leonard Wood's personal devotion to the cause of Leprosy patients that intensified the campaign to control the disease thru the creation of colonies and treatment stations. On September 19, 1929 by virtue of Act 1711 of the Philippine Commission, the facility was established initially as Bicol Treatment Station located at Reagan Barracks, Legazpi City with 40 patients and three staff headed by Dr. Mariano Carreon.
During the Japanese occupation in 1946, it was moved to Rawis, Legazpi City and was named Bicol Leprosarium. It was transferred to San Pedro, Cabusao, Camarines Sur, the present site and renamed Bicol Sanitarium on April 19, 1949.
Senate approves Bill 1654 converting Bicol Sanitarium to Bicol Regional Geriatric Medical Center
The Senate has approved on third and final reading several bills seeking to create, rename and upgrade hospital facilities to improve the delivery of basic health services in the country.
BS Inaugurates its New General Service Ward
The Inauguration and blessing ceremony of the new 32-bed General Service Ward of Bicol Sanitarium was held on July 07, 2017. The prayer service and blessing was conducted by Rev. Fr. Noli Montaña, Parish Priest of Barcelonita, Cabusao, Camarines Sur. It was participated by BS Employees headed by Dr. Edgardo R. Sarmiento.
ISO QMS Certification Recognition by the Government Quality Management Committee
Pursuant to the objectives of E.O. No. 605 s. 2007, the Government Quality Management Committee awarded Bicol Sanitarium and other government agencies which have established quality Management System in conformity with ISO 9001 standards and the applicable government QMS standards.The recognition ceremony was held on November 10,2016 at Landbank of the Philippines, Malate, Manila.
Best Smoke-Free Government Agency 2016 Finalist
On October 27, 2016, Bicol Sanitarium was awarded with Certificate of Recognition as a Finalist in the 2016 Search for Best Smoke-Free Government Agency and for outstanding contribution to the Civil Service Commission's advocacy for a smoke-free bureaucracy through its support and compliance with the provisions of CSC MC. No. 17 series of 2009.