In the year 1973, Jacobs hospital began as Jacobs Nursing Home, founded by Dr.K.B.Jacob who had just returned after years of education and practice in Australia and England with the intention of giving quality health care in his home town. In those days there were no hospitals in the west of Cochin except the government hospital. His expertise and experience in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology brought in patients from far and wide. His services were also taken for difficult , complicated cases by the Armed forces at the Sanjivani hospital at the Naval Base in Wellingdon Island where he was made an Honorary consultant.
It began as a 9 bedded nursing home with the basic facilities of Lab, X-ray, ECG, operation theatre, labour room, casualty, out patient and inpatient services. He had the services of some of the best visiting consultants of other specialties.
Dr. Jacob was joined in the year 2010 by his son, Dr.Zubin Paul Jacob, a General surgeon and his daughter in law, Dr.Liza Ann Paul, a physician. A major facelift and renovation was done, which brought about the transformation of this family nursing home to a multispecialty hospital. This brought in new Departments, better facilities and more conveniences to help patients and their caretakers to have a more relaxing time in the hospital while receiving treatment of the highest standards.
It has become the first and only hospital in west Cochin to introduce upper and lower GI Endoscopy. It is the first and only hospital in west Cochin providing Laser treatment for Piles. Other newer modalities like Laparoscopy, Digital X-ray were introduced. Having the services of an astute Physician Intensivist in Dr.Liza, an Intensive care unit and a step down ICU were also set up. The casualty and emergency department was modernised and provides 24 hour service. Central oxygen supply, generator, transformer were established for greater reliability.
Ample car parking space is available which allows hassle free entry and egress. Our canteen provides tasty, homely food.
One of our greatest blessings has been the air-conditioned chapel in our premises where the Bishop of Cochin, His Excellency, The most Reverend Joseph Kariyil blessed, celebrated the first Holy mass and provided the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle. Holy mass is celebrated in this chapel every Wednesday at 7.30 am by the Parish priest of the San Thom Church who also functions as the chaplain of the hospital to provide spiritual succour to those who need or request. We believe that healing is possible only when it touches every aspect of the human being, even the spiritual.
The hospital is presently in the process of acquiring NABH entry level standards which would bring greater efficiency, reliability and transparency to the care provided. We strive to achieve international standards while keeping strong to our roots of honesty, genuineness, efficiency and personalised care.
As our logo speaks, so we strive, to be ‘with you’ in your sickness and suffering.