Today, Apollo Hospitals Group has touched the lives of more than 45 million patients from 121 countries. The Group, which started as a 150-bed hospital, is now recognized as a pioneer of private healthcare in India, with 64 hospitals in operation. Apollo Hospitals is recognized not only as a medical institution but has emerged as an integrated healthcare provider in Asia, specializing in consulting, clinics, pharmacy, insurance and holistic therapy.
The first Apollo Hospital was founded in Chennai, in 1983 by the Founding Chair, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, with a mission to bring world class healthcare to India at affordable prices for Indians. Before Apollo Hospital, only certain people were privileged to quality medical care because they could afford to travel abroad. The establishment that Apollo Hospitals offered to patients, the same level of quality care at only a fraction of the global price, caused a revolution in medical care in India. To this day, this cost-aware approach continues to be the building block of the hospital’s healthcare strategy.
In addition, the company is built on a timeless value system that focuses on excellence, expertise, empathy and innovation. Apollo Group was the first to invest in the prerequisites for international quality accreditations such as JCI and to develop centers of excellence in Cardiology, Orthopedics, Neuroscience, Emergency Care, Cancer and Organ Transplants. Strict internal processes and grading systems ensure the group achieves the best quality. Apollo Hospitals took initiatives including ACE@25 and TASSC, conveying a commitment to global benchmarking and clinical excellence.