HOSPITAL IN FOCUS | Sahyadri Hospitals
Sahyadri Hospitals is taking healthcare all the way to the last mile - with its philosophy of available, accessible, and accountable care.
Sahyadri Hospitals is Maharashtra's largest chain of hospitals, conceptualized by leading neurosurgeon Dr Charudutt Apte. From day one, Sahyadri Hospitals has strived to make healthcare available, accessible, and accountable to the community at large - keeping the ‘patient’ at the focus. Indeed, it was the trust of its patients that eventually led to this chain of speciality hospitals that feature the finest of infrastructure, technology, medical team, patient care and above all, an emotional bond that binds every member of the team with its patients and their families deeply and lastingly.
Today, Sahyadri Hospitals is the largest chain of hospitals in Maharashtra operating on the philosophy of turning quality healthcare truly Available, Accessible & Accountable. The organization has grown at a steady clip, and currently operates 8 hospitals, 900 beds, 2000 clinicians and 2600 supporting staff, having touched over 50 Lacs lives.
The Group’s commitment to making quality health care services available across demographic groups is evident at every point of the value delivery chain. With 1 Quaternary care, 4 Tertiary care and 3 Secondary healthcare facilities, Sahyadri Hospitals is truly an accessible window for all sections of society when it comes to care and cure that is truly world class.
Apart from Pune, the group today has expanded its footprints in Karad and Nashik in Maharashtra - an extension and expression of its philosophy of taking healthcare as close to the people as possible.
Each hospital in the Chain is equipped with a comprehensive and advanced suite of critical care infrastructure, including round the clock availability of Trained Critical care experts, along with a back-up of Tertiary healthcare services. In Pune, the Group’s strength lies in our deep rooted network of hospitals in the city, ensuring the team is never more than 15 minutes away from its patrons and patients.
Reflecting on the origin and progression of what has been a journey full of milestones, Dr Charudutt Apte, Chairman, Sahyadri Hospitals says, “Sahyadri is certainly a dream that has transformed into reality. The idea started with a humble beginning as a small neurosciences unit in 1994 at a rented place. But with encouraging response from the people and medical community, the idea of serving people with various specialties under one roof was born and became a reality in 2004 with our first speciality unit at Deccan, Pune. Sahyadri Hospitals has never looked back since. Despite our fast evolution, our core hasn’t changed : We continue to provide accountable services which meet high quality standards by adopting stringent & accredited quality standards.”
SERVICING THE HAVE-NOTS
In sync with its vision to make healthcare accessible, accountable and available for all, Sahyadri Hospitals has always tried to reach out till the last mile. In order to help the underprivileged, the Group has been in the forefront of participating in Government Schemes like MJPJAY at Karad, Nashik and Surya Sahyadri Units. The Surya Sahyadri Hospital Unit was conceived solely for the purpose of helping needy patients from vulnerable background get quality medical care. Sahyadri Hospitals’ deep connect with NGOs and society at large has ensured many sustainable initiatives especially for the underprivileged. Recently a state-of-the-art free dialysis center was launched by collaborating with Rotary Club of Pune Central (Rotary Dist.3131) at Surya Sahyadri Hospital which is proving extremely helpful for kidney failure patients. The aim is to launch a free radiation center in Pune soon to ensure continuity of services for Cancer patients.
CARING FOR KIDS
Sahyadri Hospitals has also undertaken an important initiative for kids. It has recently launched ‘Mission Prerana’ in association with Chief Minister’s Medical Assistance Cell and Rotary International under the aegis of ‘Mission Muskaan’. Under this ground-breaking initiative, Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospital, Nagar Road, has been transformed into a dedicated Paediatric Tertiary Care Unit, which has been beneficial to many underprivileged children. Many of these children who were suffering from end stage liver disease and needed transplant have got a new lease of life.
The pandemic has pushed the team to new levels of courage and resourcefulness. The group partnered with local and social organisations for operationalizing COVID Care Centers at a time when the medical infrastructure in the state has been overwhelmed. During the lock down last year when the number of cases were going through a spike, Sahyadri Hospitals offered home wellness packages for asymptomatic COVID patients or those with mild symptoms . This ensured lesser strain on the hospital and more beds for those with severe symptoms. True to its core value of being patient-centric in every way, the Group’s Lab offered Home Collection of samples and home delivery of medicines, which made things much easier for all those affected.
Keeping in mind the information consumption patterns of the young generation, Sahyadri Hospitals has gone digital and online to educate people on the criticality of wellness, different forms of ailments, debunking various myths and promoting a culture of preventive healthcare and well-being. Endeavours in this area includes blogs from various specialists, you tube videos and other social media outreach tools and platforms. Sahyadri Hospitals has also been effectively leveraging the power and reach of virtual platforms to organize ‘online clinics’ which has been a boon to many especially during the pandemic. The ‘Online Second Opinion Clinic’ for super specialties is a unique initiative which is gaining traction as patients can avail expert advice from the comfort of their home. These have helped doctors and patients to maintain communication and follow up seamlessly, even during times of disruption and stress.
Right from its inception, Sahyadri Hospitals Group has been engineering path-breaking initiatives, and today has several ‘First’s to its credit. These initiatives have now become the strength of the organization. Some of the peaks scaled and triumphs tasted by this highly dedicated team are:
1) Pioneers & Leaders in Neurosciences in Western India.
2) India’s leading Bone Marrow Transplant Centre: Conducted in more than 800 transplants till date.
3) Fastest growing Organ Transplant Centre in Western India - comprehensive facilities for Liver, Kidney, Pancreas & Multi-organ Transplants, Heart & Lung Transplants: Conducted 200+ Liver Transplants in just 4 years.
4) Centers of Excellence in
5) Dedicated one entire Hospital - Surya Sahyadri - exclusively for the underprivileged & government schemes: A first of its kind initiative by a Private Hospital in the country.
6) The youngest Hospital (Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospital Deccan Gymkhana) to receive NABH Accreditation.
The phenomenal growth of the Sahyadri Hospital group since inception is a direct result of the trust and goodwill it has earned with people at large. Casting an eye on the upcoming future, Mr. Abrarali Dalal, Chief Executive Officer of Sahyadri Hospitals says…
“Technology and increasing capacities are two of the most important drivers to meet future goals. Over the next one year Sahyadri Hospitals is focusing on upgrading infrastructure & expanding bed capacities of our Hospitals, will be adding total 250 plus beds. A lot of thrust will be on Digital Transformation to ensure a better patient experience and offer health care at your fingertips. With plans to upgrade the hospital IT systems, so as to ensure seamless movement of information & transform into a paperless hospital, we will strive hard to bring advanced medical technologies to provide world class healthcare with a Culture of Caring.”
The message is clear: Sahyadri Hospitals will always remain a robust and well integrated organization embodying all round excellence in healthcare, and delivering a distinctly enhanced experience to its patients.
Times Health Icon (Dec 2020)
Sahyadri Hospitals’ renowned health experts Endocrinologist Dr Uday Phadke, Oncologist Dr. Tushar Patil & Liver Transplant Surgeon Dr. Dinesh Zirpe have received The Times Icons of Healthcare 2021 award for their contribution in the field of healthcare. The award essentially aims at identifying the pulse and pattern in terms of personalities who are transforming healthcare through exemplary initiatives and impact, and ensuring health and wellness of the society at large by putting others ahead of themselves.
In a deservingly spectacular style, the entire healthcare industry has risen and joined hands to fete these top doctors and healthcare professionals across Pune.
Lokmat Dhanvantari Puraskar (Feb 2021)
Renowned Media Group LOKMAT felicitated various doctors across city for their hard work in 2020, during the COVID 19 pandemic. Under this initiative, Sahyadri’s Chairman and Managing Director, Dr Charudutt Apte also received ‘Lokmat Dhanvantari Puraskar’ in a special event. Ms Manjusha Londhe - Unit Head of Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospital, Deccan Gymkhana - received the awards on behalf of Dr. Charudutt Apte.
Best Healthcare Brands in India 2021 (Mar 2021)
The Economic Times Best Healthcare Brands in 2021 covers the success stories of healthcare brands who have created a name for themselves and their organizations with their path breaking ideas, especially during these challenging times. This listing aspires to celebrate and acknowledge organizations who have enriched India’s healthcare sector through their strategic planning and execution. “Sahyadri Hospitals” has been chosen as one of the Best Healthcare Brand of 2021.
Sanman Devdootacha - by Maharashtra Rajya Marathi Patrakar Sangh (Dec 2020)
Various Doctors across the city were felicitated as COVID WARRIORS at a special function - Sanman Devdootacha - organised by the Maharashtra Rajya Marathi Patrakar Sangh. Navakaran Singh Kang - Unit Head Sahyadri Superspeciality Hospital, Nagar Road - accepted the award on behalf of Dr Ketan Apte, for Sahyadri Hospitals, at the hands of Chief Guest and Hon. Health Minister of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope in presence of MLA Rohit Pawar and Mayor Murlidhar Mohol. Also present at the occasion were Kiran Joshi (Regional Executive President, Maharashtra Rajya Marathi Patrakar Sangh), Sanjay Bhokre (President, Maharashtra Rajya Marathi Patrakar Sangh) and Yogesh Jadhav (Managing Editor, Pudhari).
Corona Warriors Award by the Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology (ISBTI) (2021)
Five members of Sahyadri Hospitals Blood Bank have been announced Corona Warriors Award by the Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology (ISBTI). The awardees include Dr Smita Joshi (Head of the Blood Bank), senior consultant Dr Poornima Rao and senior technicians Malti Patil, Shama Kukde and Rajani Jadhav. The awards have been announced at the Virtual Conference held in Chennai on 28 February 2021. The awards will be presented during the inaugural session of ISBTI’s 46th National Conference in November 2021 at Jammu.
200 Liver Transplants (2021)
Being the fastest growing liver transplant center in India, Sahyadri achieved yet another milestone by conducting its 200th Liver transplant on 19th January, 2021 – and Pune’s first hospital to achieve this feat.
1 Lac YouTube Subscribers (2021)
In January 2021, Sahyadri Hospitals achieved the milestone of crossing 1 lac subscribers on YouTube, for which the organization received a Silver Button from YouTube. Today, it has crossed 2 Lac subscribers Base (Jul 2021).
Guinness World Record (2018)
Awarded Guinness World Record for Maximum Organ Donation Pledges in 8 Hours in August, 2018.
Best Hospital in India for Organ Donation (2017)
Awarded 'Best Hospital in India for Organ Donation' by National Organ & Tissue Transport Organization (NOTTO) in December 2017.
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