A world-class quaternary care centre with one Multispeciality Hospital and eight separate Centres of Excellence, Aster Medcity combines the best of talent and technology to provide holistic treatment with a multidisciplinary approach.
Across the years, Aster Medcity aspires to evolve into a medical destination - one that attracts and nurtures the best talent, keeps upgrading technology as well as fosters research, education and a distinctive work culture that is ethically and socially relevant.
Set in a soothingly beautiful 40-acre waterfront campus, Aster Medcity is a 670-bed quaternary care facility with one Multispeciality Hospital and eight separate Centres of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics & Rheumatology, Nephrology & Urology, Oncology, Women’s Health, Child & Adolescent Health and Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
The first quaternary care hospital in Kerala to achieve the coveted JCI (Joint Commission International) Accreditation – the gold standard in global healthcare, Aster Medcity also won the NABH Accreditation, first-ever NABH Award for Excellence in Nursing and Green OT (Green Operation Theatres) Certification by Bureau Veritas – all within one year of opening its door to the world.
One of the most advanced healthcare destinations in India, Aster Medcity offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic technology to facilitate efficient and accurate treatment.
This is our promise, our philosophy and way of life. And we’ll strive to honour this promise, every day, every moment, by doing everything we can to ensure you high quality, personalised medical care.
Aster Medcity has an outstanding team of healthcare professionals comprising nationally and internationally trained doctors who are experts in their specialities, ACLS/BLS/ATLS/PALS certified nurses, dieticians, rehabilitation therapists and qualified technicians. Capable of handling the most complex cases, they provide optimal and evidence-based treatment to patients, with a multidisciplinary approach.
Automatic Drug Dispensing Pharmacy. Fully Automated Pharmacy Robot for faster and 100% precise dispensing of medicines
Digital ICU/ E-ICU : Digitalized charting in ICUs, which is integrated to HIS for medications and to medical equipment like Ventilators, Patient Monitors, Syringe and Infusion Pumps to ensure unmatched efficiency in treatment. The ICUs have ceiling mounted Pendants to carry equipment, electricity and medical gases to facilitate easier patient care
Robotic Surgery:Da Vinci Robot (Da Vinci IS3000 Series Single Console Surgery System), a robot for performing surgical procedures in Cardiology, Oncology, Gynaecology and Urology, with unmatched precision and accuracy.
ECMO: Takes over the function of the heart and lung temporarily in the event of heart failure
256-Slice Philips iCT- one of the fastest CT scanners with lowest radiation dose, rendering superior results for CT Angiography. Advantage of live CT Fluoroscopy for guided interventions. Wide-bore, 3 Tesla fully digital MRI with extremely low rate of claustrophobia, offers highest image quality in musculoskeletal, specialised neuro and cardiac applications. Large field, Bi-plane Flat panel detector Cath Lab with Angio-CT capability and live 3D road mapping - facilitates extremely accurate catheter navigation and device deployment in interventional neuroradiology and vascular interventional radiology. Digital Mammography and Tomosynthesis to detect even the smallest calcified lesion. IntelliSpace Portal - helps in exceptional collaborative workflow with real-time sharing for accurate diagnostic reporting and efficient treatment.
India’s finest healthcare facility. And a location that’s beautifully perfect. Aster Medcity is located in Kochi – a city that’s a fascinating combination of nature and modern life. This green patch of peace, flanked by backwaters and beaches, is well connected by air, rail and road with an International Airport (Cochin International Airport) that’s just 30minutes away from Aster Medcity, two Railway Terminals – Ernakulam South and Ernakulam North and National Highway 47 & National Highway 17.
The design philosophy of Aster Medcity is simple - it’s all for the patient. Spaces that are actually spacious, rooms and waiting lounges that don’t make one claustrophobic, patient care areas that assure privacy and easy access to all facilities, an ambience that’s soothing to the eyes and mind, a place that’s peaceful and positive – everything is designed for the comfort and convenience of patients.
A doctor with exemplary leadership skills and many years of experience as a healthcare administrator in leading national and international hospitals, Dr. Harish Pillai was the CEO of Egypt’s biggest JCI accredited private tertiary care Hospital- As Salam International Hospital, Cairo, for 7 years before he took the reins of Aster Medcity as its CEO.
After completing his graduation in medicine, Dr. Harish Pillai obtained a Masters in Hospital Administration (MHA) from Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration, Hyderabad, India and an MBA in International Healthcare & Hospital Management from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt, Germany, where he was awarded the ‘Best Student ’ in recognition of his distinguished academic record. He was the Director of Belhoul Speciality Hospital, Dubai, before moving to Cairo. An expert in commissioning green field hospitals and leading strategic restructuring of “sick” projects, he represents the new breed of professional healthcare executives who aspire to take medical care to the next level with focus on well being of the entire society.
A professional who believes innovation inspires growth, Ramesh Kumar, Chief Operating Officer, Aster Medcity has handled operations, strategic planning, sales, marketing and supply chain management in some of India’s top companies for over 2 decades.
An expert in emergency management, hospital management and setting up operational process and standards for startup projects, he has devised several initiatives that changed industry perspectives and helped the organisation touch new heights of excellence.
A Postgraduate in Management with an Executive Management Degree from IIM-Bangalore, he has worked with Apollo Hospitals, GVK EMRI, Karnataka and Pfizer before joining Aster Medcity. He has participated in several events for operational excellence including CNN IBN Awards, CII Exim Bank Award, HIMS Award, AHMA and FICCI.
A doctor with 3 decades of experience and profound knowledge in all aspects of medicine and medical care, Dr. V Narayanan Unni heads the entire spectrum of medical services at Aster Medcity, right from identification of new technologies to ensuring quality healthcare, with strict adherence to the prescribed standards.
A Nephrologist who ranks among the best in India, he is former Professor and Head of Nephrology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and key opinion leader in kidney transplantation of the International Transplantation Society.
A Nursing professional with a Masters Degree in Management (specialising in hospital management and Total Quality Management), Akanksha Dicholkar, Chief Nursing Officer, Aster Medcity, has more than 20 years of experience in nursing administration.
She has worked with the best hospitals in the country including Seven Hills Hospital, Asian Heart Institute and Research Centre, Critical Care Education Foundation, Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences, Lilavati Hospitals and Research Centre, Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotuumdas Hospital and Research Centre and was CNO at DM WIMS before joining Aster Medcity. An expert at organizing and administering Nursing departments in accordance to standards prescribed by JCI, NIAHO and ISO, she efficiently coordinates various nursing units and ensures smooth communication between the medical team, patients and public, thanks to her strong leadership skills. She won the Asian Heart Core Value Award in the year 2011.
A post qualified Chartered Account with expertise in Management Information System (MIS) And Statutory Audit, Sunil Kumar, the Finance Controller of Aster Medcity was actively involved in implementation of Hospital Information System (HIS) and headed the Statutory Audit for 20 units of Narayana Hriduyalaya Private Limted, Bangalore for 2 years, as its Finance Manager.
He is an associate member of the Chartered Accountants of India.
Vinod YR, Chief Business Development Officer, Aster DM Healthcare is a business professional with in-depth knowledge in sales, marketing and general management in the healthcare space. His extensive experience in setting up and managing business operations makes him a proactive and a proven leader who drives the team to achieve greater heights and guide them in facilitating their overall development.
He has worked with several multinationals like Globus Medical, Stryker India and India Medtronic and was Vice President – Marketing at Apollo Hospitals before taking over as the CBDO of the group.
A veteran in hospital administration with more than 40 years of experience, Gracy Mathai is Chief Quality Consultant, Aster DM Healthcare. After her Graduation in Nursing and Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration from TISS and MHRDM from Mumbai University
She worked as the Nursing Director in Mumbai and MIMS Calicut, GM Administration & HR at MIMS Calicut and Chief Operating Officer at MIMS Kottakal for 2 years before taking over as CQC of the group.
Edmond Paul, Head – Biomedicals and Material Management, Aster DM Healthcare is an expert in designing of hospital infrastructure, planning, technical evaluation, negotiation and procurement of medical equipment and high value consumables for hospitals.
With over 16 years of experience in the healthcare space, he is well versed with all guidelines prescribed by the JCI (Joint Commission International) and National Accreditation Bodies like NABH, NABL and AERB in hospital infrastructure and process design.
He has designed, implemented and commissioned 30 hospitals till date and handled procurement of biomedical equipment worth INR 50 Billion. Edmond Paul has worked with healthcare majors like the Wockhardt Group, Max Hospitals and All India Institute of Medical Sciences before joining Aster DM Healthcare.
decades of experience in handling HR Operations, HR Strategy, Employee Engagement and Organisational Capability Enhancement, in various industries.
A Six Sigma Black Belt and GPHR qualified expert, he specialises in crucial aspects of human resource management including building robust workflows; skill & resource planning; global regulatory compliance & employee relations; compensations & benefits; succession planning and global mobility management.