History of Sacred Heart Hospital
Sacred heart hospital evolved purely out of the need to serve the complex and growing needs of Jalandhar suburbs. What started as a 50 bed hospital which has grown now into a multi-specialty hospital under the stewardship of the sisters of the Sacred Heart congregation. The hospital’s humble beginning by Dr. Sr.Laurence who herself was an experienced doctor who completed her MBBS and MD studies in Germany and had the great desire to serve the people in India. Dr. Sr.Laurence along with the support of late Dr. Sr. Alphonsa Chelapurathu, Sr.Lissy Podimattam, late Sr Jane Maria and Sr. Maxima Thekkekutt, under the guidance of Rt.Rev.Dr.Symporian Keeprath, the then Bishop Jalandhar, started the hospital on 16th May 1985 with the departments of Medicine, Surgery, OB&Gyne and pediatrics. The Hospital also has the facilities like Endoscopy, Laboratory, operation theatre, Labour room, ultra sound scanning, X-ray and a well functioning 24 hours emergency department with necessary equipments like cardiac monitor, Defibrillator and an efficient medical team. Rev. Fr. P.K Joseph looked after the construction work and helped the sisters to face the early risks and challenges. Simultaneously, its infrastructure, facilities and medical technology were upgraded and the hospital building expanded to a 170-bed multi speciality hospital today. During its journey through the years, the hospital has achieved several milestones. One of these was the starting of a GNM course with the aim to train the local nurses to care the patients with the motto ‘Love, Serve and Save’. The policy of the hospital is that- no patient who comes to Sacred Heart Hospital should go back untreated due to lack of money.