Inauguration by Hon’ble Vice-President of IndiaShri M Venkaiah Naidu with speeches by Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu ThiruO. Panneerselvam, Hon’ble Tamil Nadu Minister for Fisheries, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Thiru D Jayakumar and Hon’ble Tamil Nadu Health Minister Dr. C.Vijaya Baskar

For over two decades, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, which is ranked 23rd among medical institutions in India (NIRF 2018), has built itself a reputation in medical education and healthcare. The next stage in the group’s evolution to becoming an integrated healthcare player, with multiple offerings across the industry spectrum, is to launch an industry-redefining hospital of the future. They are proud to take their vision forward with the opening of MGM Healthcare, a 400 bedded super-specialty hospital, with a built-up area of over 3 lakh sq. ft. on Nelson Manickam Road, Chennai.

MGM Healthcare was inaugurated on Sunday, July 14, 2019 by the Hon’ble Vice-President of India Shri MVenkaiah Naidu, in the presence of the Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Deputy ChiefMinister of Tamil Nadu Thiru O Panneerselvam, Hon’ble Tamil Nadu Minister for Fisheries, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Thiru D Jayakumar and Hon’ble Tamil Nadu Minister for Health and Family Dr. C. Vijaya Baskar.

The genesis of MGM Healthcare is a “health-caring movement”, which redefines thepatient experience across all parameters, through expertise, technology and a green building facility. This state-of-the-art super-specialty hospital in the heart of the city has 400 beds, 100 ICU beds, 250+ doctors, 900+ employees, 12 Centres of Excellence, 30+ departments, 12 operation theatres, 24 x 7 emergency care, 55 outpatient consultation rooms and a 300-car-capacity multi-level car parking. As a quaternary care hospital, its 12 Centres of Excellence are: Cardiac Sciences, Neuro Sciences and Spine, Orthopaedics, Gastro Sciences, Renal Sciences, Oncology, Multi-organ Transplantation, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Neonatology, Emergency and Trauma Care, CriticalCare and Anaesthesia, and Diagnostics and Interventional Radiology.

MGM Healthcare offers many technological advancements which include cutting-edge developments such as a biplane cath lab (the first of its kind in Asia), a 3T MRI scanner (the first of its kind in Asia); an advanced mammogram machine (the first of its kind in India) a wireless foetal monitoring system (the first of its kind in South India), an IoT-enabled ICU charting system (the first of its kind inChennai) and a neuro navigation system. The hospital operates on a comprehensive, fully-integrated system with components such as HIS integrated EMR, Doctor app, Patient Portal app, Porter Management solution, in-room automation, voice enabled nurse call system, self-service kiosk and Building Management system.

“We are proud to launch Chennai’s first fully digital hospital, and one of the mosttechnologically advanced hospitals in the country,” says M.K. Rajagopalan, Managing Director of MGM Healthcare. “One of our salient features is our Digital ICU, which uses IOT enabled charting solutions and predictive analysis. We are delighted to bring such state-of-the-art systems to Chennai.”

Every aspect of the campus reflects an ethos of healing and a sense of serenity, from the city’s tallest vertical garden to the use of music therapy in critical care areas to thematic art galleries on each floor celebrating various facets of Tamil Nadu.The 11-floor MGM Healthcare facility is also optimally designed to provide the most comforting ambience, which holistically incorporates energy-efficient practices to furtherwiden the scope of the health-caring concept to include environmental sustainability. They will be the first USGBC LEED Platinum certified Green hospital as they consume one-third the energy and water when compared to other buildings of this scale.

Patients are at the core of everything MGM Healthcare aspires to do, and theyintend to revolutionise patient experience by taking medical services back to principles ofkindness and goodwill, paired with excellence and intelligence. The combined expertise ofan experienced team of surgeons, physicians, technicians, nurses, paramedicals,administrative and maintenance staff – lead by Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan, Director –ensures highly personalised care of the finest quality. The overall patient experience will set the benchmark for medical practice in Chennai and beyond.

As Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan says, “Today there is a greater need than ever to be sensitive and responsible to the needs of all patients. The time is ripe for a ‘health-caring movement’ and MGM Healthcare seeks to catalyse it. Every detail has been tailored thoughtfully, from the building itself which promotes a healthier environment, to superior innovations such asvoice-assisted nurse-call system for in-patients. At every step of the way, the comfort of thepatient and the best chances of a successful treatment guide all of our decisions.”

Speaking on the expansion into private healthcare and the Chennai market, MGMHealthcare CEO Dr. Rahul R. Menon says, “Chennai has long been a destination for privatemedical healthcare, and we saw great scope in improving what is available to patients fromall over India and the world. We aspire to be the best hospital in the city in every aspect,from patient outcomes to billing transparency to the depth of care and attention given toevery individual.”