MILESTONES


Motto: love and serve

St. Thomas Hospital was started as a dispensary in 1972 by the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph (FSJ), an order of Roman Catholic Sisters, founded in 1883, dedicated to the upliftment of women in society, especially the downtrodden, marginalized and the oppressed.

It was established as a Hospital a year later and has since grown, nurtured with the dedication and hard work of sisters who work in different professional roles and skilful Doctors with a mind to serve the poor and the prayers and support of the entire congregation of more than 500 FSJ sisters living in small communities all around the nation braving hardships and taking their undying message of love and service to the farthest corners possible.


  1. 1972 – A worthy landmark for the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph Initial Initiatives
  2. 1973 – Humble Beginning
  3. 1975 – Visible experience of the Providence of God
  4. 1980 – Construction of additional building
  5. 1983 – Process of Modernization begins
  6. 1984 – New Sister`s Community in the Hospital premises
  7. 1985 – Dr. Sr. Rexline takes charge of the Hospital administration
  8. 1986 – Establishment of Oncology Department
  9. 1987 – New Structure for better facilities for patients
  10. 1990 – The arrival of the first vehicle for the hospital
  11. 1992 – Additional Operation Theatre
  12. 1993 – Starting of the Nursing School & Out Reach Programme
  13. 1997 – Construction of a Multi-purpose Hall
  14. 1998 – Silver Jubilee year of the Hospital
  15. 2004 – Dialysis unit
  16. 2005 – Construction of an independent Paediatric Ward
  17. 2008 – Modern ICU with the latest machines and fittings
  18. 2009 – Modular State of the Art operation-theatre
  19. 2010 – Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) Water Purifying Plant
  20. 2011 – Blood Bank
  21. 2012 – Facelift of the hospital
  22. 2014 – Inauguration of New Chapel and Building
  23. 2017 – EMR Renovation

Extension Service Programs

Mugalivakkam

  1. 1994 – Starting of the Dispensary
  2. 1997 – Housing scheme was started as a project
  3. 1998 – A Vocational Training Centre
  4. 2006 – Self help Group
  5. 2009 – Bank for Self Help Group
  6. 2011 – New convent

Chemabarambakkam

  1. 2005 – Purchase of Land
  2. 2010 – Construction of the Chapel
  3. 2012 – Construction of dining hall and meditation centre

Acharapakkam

  1. 2006 – Purchase of Land
  2. 2011 – First Aid medical facility at Acharapakkam
  3. 2013 – Inauguration of new St. Thomas Primary Healthcare Centre

Netaji Nagar

  1. 2005 – Home For Children