St. Gregorios Cardio Vascular Centre is located in the banks of holy river Pampa at Parumala which is a small Panchayat in Pathanamthitta district Kerala. It is the perfect retreat for theists as the village is well known for spiritual significance. It is there that that the mortal remains of Geevarghese Mar Gregorios, the first canonized Saint of Syrian Orthodox Church, are interred. Another distinct quality is the equal distribution of Hindus, Muslims and Christians in this village. There are numerous temples which augment the sublimity of this village. The presence of several mosques also lends to the spiritual aura of this place, making it a divine attraction.
The essence of the sublime natural beauty of Kerala is beautifully captured in this tiny hamlet set amidst lush greenery, sparkling streams, abundant flora and breathtaking beauty its accessibility to the rest of Gods Own Country showcasing its sylvan backwaters, misty hill stations, leafy ayurvedic resorts and bountiful wildlife parks is a visual treat for the eyes and a soothing balm for the soul.
St. Gregorios Cardio Vascular Centre, Parumala, is just three days older than its urban co- unit Frontier Lifeline Chennai. Supported by Parent premier institution this 50 bedded hospital shares its premises with the 30- year old St. Gregorios Mission Hospital at Parumala. Supplemented with a competent work force, the hospital ensures excellent nursing support to cater to personal requirements at an affordable cost.
The centre comprises of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery departments with a well equipped operation theatre and post Operative units. A state of the art ICU provides optimum post operative care for complex cardiac disorders in adults and children as well as for neonates. The Coronary Cardiac Unit (CCU) has a 10 bedded invasive monitoring facility; a state of the art Cath Lab, Electrophysiology Lab and Enhanced External Counter Pulsation facilities have been integrated for the benefit of ther rural community in and around Parumala. It also has the unique distinction of having successfully employed homografts and xenografts, most of which are not available anywhere else in Kerala.
Endoscopic Vein Harvesting for Coronary Bypass Surgery is another innovative procedure that is another innovative procedure that is undertaken exclusively at SGCVC with almost 100% of our patients benefiting from this with great success. Telemedicine facility through ISRO is another service which offers peer interaction and expert consultation with Frontier Lifeline Chennai.
A combination of all these facilities together with the dedication, motivation and commitment of highly qualified surgeons, Cardiologists and allied staff has witnessed the phenomenal growth of this tine cardiac centre which has drawn the praise of Former President, His Excellency, Dr. A. P.J Abdul Kalam after his visit to this centre. It was a moment of great pride when he mentioned St. Gregorios Cardio Vascular Centre during the 57th Republic day address to the nation: “The state of the art hospital at Parumala under the leader ship of Dr. K M Cherian, is carrying out valuable research in Tissue Culture for heart valves and is also performing heart operations. It is a hi- tech hospital in a rural setting. It is indeed noteworthy”. On his visit to Parumala on 18th December 2005, He stated “I am happy to find that a high technology Cardio thoracic and Vascular Diseases Centre has been created in a remote Panchayat (Parumala) Kerala which is a dream for every rural Indian”
Hospital Inaguration : Our centre was formally inaugurated on 15th February 2004 by honorable chief Minister of Kerala Shri. A K Antony.
First Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: 23.12.03
First Bypass Surgery: 27.12.03
First Angiography: 24.01.04
First Pacemaker implantation: 05.05.04
International Pediatric Cardiac surgery services and rural telemedicine connectivity was inaugurated by His Excellency former President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam on December 18th 2005.
ISO 9001-2000 in February, 2007
ISO 9001-2008 in February, 2010
Achievements on Clinical side
First awake CABG in Central Travancore.
First Bloodless Heart surgery on Jevohah Witness.
First ALCAPA repair.
First Left Main stenting
First ASD Device Closure in adult
First EECP in Kerala
100% of the CABG patients receiving Endoscopic Vein Harvesting