Apollo Hospitals was established in 1983 by Dr. Prathap C Reddy. It was India’s first corporate hospital, and is acclaimed for pioneering the private healthcare revolution in the country. Since then, Apollo has risen to a position of leadership and has emerged as Asia’s foremost integrated healthcare services provider. It has a robust presence across the healthcare ecosystem, including Hospitals, Pharmacies, Primary Care & Diagnostic Clinics. The Group also has Telemedicine units across 10 countries, Health Insurance Services, Global Projects Consultancy, Medical Colleges, Medvarsity for E-Learning, Colleges of Nursing and Hospital Management and a Research Foundation. In addition, 'ASK Apollo' - an online consultation portal and Apollo Home Health provide the care continuum.
The cornerstones of Apollo's legacy are its unstinting focus on clinical excellence, affordable costs, technology and forward-looking research & academics. Apollo Hospitals was among the first few hospitals in the world to leverage technology to facilitate seamless healthcare delivery through electronic medical records, hospital information systems and telemedicine-based outreach initiatives. The organization embraced rapid advancement in medical equipments worldwide, and pioneered the introduction of several cutting edge innovations in India. Soon the country's first-ever Proton Treatment Cancer Centre will be launched by Apollo, and it will serve over 3 billion people.
Since inception, Apollo Hospitals has been honored by the trust of over 50 million patients from 140 countries. At the core of Apollo's patient-centric culture is TLC (Tender Loving Care), the magic that inspires hope amongst its patients.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Apollo Hospitals takes the spirit of leadership well beyond business and it has embraced the responsibility of keeping India healthy. Recognizing that Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are the greatest threat to the nation, Apollo Hospitals is continuously educating its fellow Indians on personalized preventive healthcare as a key to wellness. Dr. Prathap C Reddy's initiative aptly named the "Billion Hearts Beating Foundation" endeavors to keep Indians heart-healthy; over half a million people have taken a pledge on www.billionheartsbeating.com
Apollo's vision for the next phase of development is to 'Touch a Billion Lives'.
"Our mission is to bring healthcare of International standards within the reach of every individual. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in education, research and healthcare for the benefit of humanity"
Apollo Hospitals has always championed social initiatives that transcend social and income barriers. Notable ventures introduced by the organization are Save a Child's Heart Initiative (SACHi) which provides quality paediatric cardiac care to children from underprivileged sections of society. SAHI (Society to Aid the Hearing Impaired) and the CURE Foundation focused on cancer care assist children from financially challenged homes. Envisioned by Dr. Reddy, to introduce population health into the Indian narrative, the Total Health Foundation is piloting a unique model of healthcare in the Thavanampalle Mandal of Andhra Pradesh. It aims to provide "holistic healthcare" for the entire community starting from birth, through one's journey into childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age.
In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's widespread contributions, the first for a healthcare organization. Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Founder Chairman of the Apollo Hospitals Group has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award.