DR Frances Ngozi Olayinka Onyia

Dr Ngozi Onyio is a 1982 medical graduate of the University of Ibadan, a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians in Pediatrics, and a Travel Health Physician. An alumna of the Lagos Business School (MBA 11), she became a medical entrepreneur after 28 years of medical practice in both the public and private healthcare sectors in Nigeria. Her ten-year stint
(2000-2010) as the Company Medical Adviser of  Nigerian Breweries, a blue chip, company was her most notable role before the establishment of her practice in 2010, Poelon Memorial Hospital (PH).
PMH is a boutique, multispecialty hospital with two branches in Lagos and one in Delta state., the first and flagship of the group is located in the highbrow Victoria Island area of Lagos. The second branch is an extension of the first branch also looted on Victoria Island.
The third branch is a PPP-run Comprehensive Healthcare Centre in Amai, Delta State.
Paelon has won several awards including being the first hospital to achieve a SafeCore level 5 rating in 2016, a feat that was repeated in 2020 with higher scores and an award of recognition from the Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) For being the most compliant private hospital in Logos state in 2022.
PMH was established in memory of Dr Onyia’s 3rd and last child, Patricia FLozie ONyia (PAELON), who was born with a rare congenital syndrome, CHARGE syndrome, in May 1994.
After 9 difficult years that included 5 major surgeries, Patricia died in November 2003 as a complication of her 3rd surgery that had been performed 8 years prior. This was a major motivation for the priority placed on patient safety in Paelon.