About Holy Cross

About Holy Cross

Welcome to Holy Cross Hospital, a beacon of hope and healing nestled in the heart of Kerala. Since our foundation in 1952, we have steadfastly committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive healthcare services. Our journey began as a modest 20-bed facility, founded on the principles of love, compassion, and service to all. Over the years, we have grown into a 390-bed multi-speciality hospital, renowned for our quality patient care and state-of-the-art medical facilities.
At Holy Cross Hospital, we believe in healthcare that transcends the physical and touches the lives of our patients and their families. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals works tirelessly to ensure every patient receives the best possible care, tailored to their unique needs. We are proud to be part of a community that values health and well-being and is dedicated to continuing our legacy of healing and innovation.
We invite you to join us in our mission to improve the health and lives of the people we serve. Welcome to our hospital, where healing begins with compassion and care.


Legacy and Impact

From its inception in 1952, Holy Cross Hospital has been at the forefront of healthcare in Kerala, evolving from a humble 20-bed facility into a 390-bed multi-speciality hospital. This transformation is not just a testament to our growth in size but also to our profound impact on healthcare delivery in the region. Our legacy is built on a foundation of compassionate care, a principle that has guided us through decades of service and innovation.

Expanding Healthcare Horizons

Holy Cross Hospital's expansion reflects our commitment to addressing the growing healthcare needs of our community. By continuously upgrading our facilities and expanding our services, we have ensured that quality healthcare is accessible to all. Our introduction of advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies, including MRI and CT scans, has set new standards in patient care in Kerala.

A Legacy of Compassionate Care

At the heart of our legacy is the unwavering commitment to serve with love and compassion. This ethos has been the guiding light for our staff, inspiring a patient-centred approach that respects the dignity and needs of each individual. Our impact extends beyond medical treatment to encompass holistic care, addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our patients.

Community Engagement and Education

Our impact is also evident in our active engagement with the community. Through health camps, awareness programs, and outreach initiatives, we have worked tirelessly to improve public health and educate the population on important health issues. Furthermore, our contributions to medical education, through the establishment of nursing and other healthcare training programs, have helped nurture the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Innovation and Excellence

Our journey has been marked by a constant pursuit of excellence and innovation. By embracing new technologies and adopting best practices, we have fostered an environment of continuous improvement. This commitment to excellence has been recognized with various accreditations and awards, affirming our status as a leader in healthcare.

Looking Forward

As we look to the future, our legacy and impact serve as both a foundation and a beacon, guiding our continued efforts to enhance healthcare services. With a focus on expanding our reach, improving patient outcomes, and embracing innovations, we remain dedicated to our mission of healing and hope. Holy Cross Hospital's legacy is not just written in the past; it is a living, breathing promise of a healthier future for all.

Our Mission

Our vision is to be a leading healthcare provider that embodies God's love and mercy through our service. We aim to set standards for excellence in medical care, innovation, and education within the healthcare industry. By fostering a culture of continuous improvement and patient-centred care, we envision a future where our hospital is recognized not only for the quality of its medical services but also for its contributions to the broader health and well-being of the community. We are committed to pioneering advancements in healthcare, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of medical technology and patient care practices.

Our Vision

Holy Cross Hospital is dedicated to delivering high-quality healthcare that is compassionate, affordable, accessible, and qualitative. Our mission focuses on improving the health and well-being of the individuals and communities we serve, with special consideration for the poor and marginalized. We strive to provide comprehensive healthcare services that meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients, ensuring that everyone has access to the care they need when they need it. Our commitment extends beyond immediate medical needs to include the training of healthcare professionals with a social commitment to build a healthier society.


Our Values

These values guide our actions and decisions every day, ensuring that we remain true to our mission and vision as we continue to serve our community.


At the core of our values is compassion. We believe in treating all patients with kindness, empathy, and respect, recognizing the intrinsic value of every individual.


We are committed to achieving the highest standards of medical care, clinical outcomes, and patient safety through continuous learning, innovation, and adherence to best practices.


Honesty, ethics, and transparency guide our actions. We are committed to acting with integrity in all our interactions, ensuring trust and accountability in our relationships with patients, families, and the community.


Our dedication to service is inspired by our founders' legacy. We are committed to serving the health needs of our community, especially focusing on the underserved and marginalized populations.


We are stewards of the resources entrusted to us, striving to use them wisely to improve healthcare services and education for the benefit of society.


The Sisters of Holy Cross Menzingen is founded in Menzingen, Canton Zug, Switzerland by Mother Bernarda Heimgartner, under the visionary guidance of Father Theodosius Florentini. The congregation is established with the mission to educate children and serve the community, laying the groundwork for future healthcare and educational initiatives globally.

The foundation of Holy Cross Hospital is deeply intertwined with the benevolent vision of Sree Moolam Thirunal Ramavarma, the Maharaja of Travancore, and the strategic collaboration with Bishop Aloysius Maria Benziger of Quilon. This partnership facilitated the arrival of the Holy Cross Sisters from Menzingen, Switzerland, to Kerala in 1906, setting a cornerstone for compassionate healthcare. The hospital, initiated with just 20 beds in 1952 on land generously donated by Bishop Jerome Fernandez of Quilon, has flourished into a 390-bed super speciality hospital, exemplifying a legacy of medical excellence and dedicated care.

Administrator's Message

Welcome to Holy Cross Hospital, which upholds a tradition of compassionate and excellent health care. Warmest wishes of good health, peace and joy to everyone. The hospital is run by sisters of the Holy Cross who pioneer modern health care service and nursing training in Government hospitals of Kerala and holds a legacy of 118 years for the same. I am proud to say that Holy Cross Hospital completed 72 years of its glorious existence in the field of health care this year.
The service of Holy Cross Hospital goes beyond medicine. It adopts newer trends in treatment, technologies, and research for advanced treatment thus bringing holistic healing to the individual patient. The hospital with all the specialties provides excellent service and bedside care at affordable cost. The committed Doctors, Sisters, Nurses, and Staff stand together to build up, protect, and nurture the teamwork, and dedicate themselves to the cause of the sick & suffering upholding the spiritual and ethical character of the Institution.
As we embark on this collective mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve, let us continue to work together with dedication, empathy, and integrity. Together, we overcome challenges, celebrate successes, and pave the way for a healthier, brighter future for all.
Thank you once again for being an integral part of the Holy Cross family. Your dedication inspires us to strive for great service every day.

Sr. Vinny Vettukallel


Presidential Address

Dear Beloved Community,

I greet you with a heart full of gratitude and joy as we gather through the digital pages of our Holy Cross Hospital website. It is my honour to serve as the President of this cherished institution, a haven of healing and compassion inspired by the enduring spirit of the Christian mission.
At Holy Cross Hospital, our commitment to providing exceptional healthcare is inseparable from our dedication to Christian values. Guided by the teachings of love, compassion, and service, our mission extends beyond medical care to touch the lives of individuals and families in profound ways.
In the spirit of the Holy Cross, we have embraced the call to serve with humility and grace. Every member of our staff, from the skilled medical professionals to the compassionate support teams, plays a vital role in making our hospital a beacon of hope for those in need.
As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, our faith remains unwavering, and our commitment to providing quality, compassionate care is stronger than ever. We strive to be a healing presence in our community, addressing not only physical ailments but also nurturing the spiritual well-being of all who walk through our doors.
I extend my deepest gratitude to our dedicated team, whose unwavering commitment and hard work continue to shape the success of Holy Cross Hospital. It is through your efforts that we fulfil our mission each day, providing a sanctuary of healing where lives are transformed.
To our community, supporters, and partners, I express my sincere appreciation for your continued trust and collaboration. Together, let us forge ahead, to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of those we are privileged to serve.
May the love of Jesus guide our actions and may Holy Cross Hospital continue to be a source of comfort, healing, and hope for generations to come.
God bless you!

Sr. Josia Koonamparayil
Holy Cross Hospital

Sr. Josia Koonamparayil