The saga of health services of the SriMatt began in 1974 with the establishment of the JSS Primary Health Center at Ramanuja Road in the complex of JSS institution. This center was primarily meant for an annual medical check-up of the students from JSS Institutions. Similarly, another health center was established in 1992 at SJCE Campus. JSS Medical College started in 1984 and the primary health center was upgraded to a 60 bedded hospital in 1986 as a requirement for teaching hospital. Later, it was converted into a 1,200 bedded hospital to fulfil the demand for healthcare services for needy people in and around Mysore region.
To cater to ever-increasing health care needs of Mysore and the surrounding population, the foundation stone for the new 1,800 bedded hospital was laid by His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji on 29.06.2008.
The new JSS Hospital facility with 1,800 beds under one roof is one of India’s biggest hospitals. It also has one of the biggest critical and emergency care facilities with 260 beds. The motto of the hospital is to uphold the value of human life and provide advanced and affordable healthcare to all sections of the society.
The hospital has state-of-the-art infrastructure and the most advanced equipment. It is a non-profit hospital and is dedicated to serving the poor and downtrodden with affordable and quality healthcare. The new facility is located in an area of 12.5 acres and has a built-up space of 12.5 lakh sq ft. The hospital provides service in 37 specialties/super specialties and has 67 special clinics. It plans to cater to the healthcare needs of more than 16,000 outpatients in addition to the existing number of 18,000 and 3,500 inpatients every month.
The new facility offers a wide range of diagnostic services and round the clock services in Hematology, Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Cytology & Histopathology, Microbiology & Serology, Radiodiagnosis & Imaging, Immunology and Immunohistochemistry(IHC).
All clinical services of the hospital are supported by 24×7. Services like; in-house Central Sterile and Supplies Department, in-house Hospital Laundry, Drug Stores, Medical Gases, Security, Ambulance Services, Medical Record Department, Hospital Management Information System, Mortuary, Dietetics, Cafeteria, Public Relations & Telecommunications, Medico-Social Welfare Department, Voluntary Services (Helping Hand) and Clinical Trial Management Services.
The hospital is geared to provide excellent service in multi-disciplinary ICU, Surgical ICU, Isolation ICU, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, Cardiac ICU, Respiratory ICU, Renal ICU, Transplant ICU and Cardiothoracic ICU. These specialized intensive care units are specially staffed and equipped to provide the highest level of care to patients.