Over the last seven years, many new facilities and services have been added: These include a state-of-the-art cancer centre, two additional general wards, cardiology services with angiography and angioplasty, neurosurgery, gastroenterology including complex endoscopic and hepatobiliary surgical procedures, urology, Gynec oncology, Head and neck oncology, Cardiotheracic services, Paediatrics-orthopaedics, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Plastic surgery, Hand surgery, Family Medicine Department, Neurology Clinic, RMU Unit, NABL accredited state-of-the-art laboratory, blood bank with availability of all blood components, CT Scan, pulmonology and sleep lab, state-of-the-art implant operation theatre, Geriatric Ward, deluxe private patient care ward, Mortuary, ETP, generator, canteen, crèche, greening and landscaping of the campus.
The B.Sc. (N) program was started in 2011. Recognition was received for DNB Programmes in Family Medicine, ENT and Anesthesia, and new Class Rooms were added. In-house training programs such as Support Assistant Training Program, Security Training Programme, and Auxiliary Training Programme were started. New Academic Centre for undergraduate program and expansion of Nursing School and nursing quarters.
BBH is recipient of the following Recognition and Awards:
- The Award of Excellence in Teaching for Accredited Hospital (DNB Program)
- FICCI-QCI Award for ‘Successful Innovation in Operational excellence”
- QCI-D L Shaw Award 2013 for Quality - Healthcare Communication – A BBH Initiative for the Nation. This includes the Communication Book entitled ‘Communicate. Care. Cure.’ that we published and the subsequent communication workshops that were conducted
- Department of Space and Industrial Research (DSIRO) for conducting research programs.
At the National level we are involved with Association of National Board Accredited Institutions (ANBAI), Clinical Establishment Act, National Board of Examinations, NABH Appeals committee, NABH Accreditation committee, Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), Christian Coalition Healthcare Institutions (CCHI), and Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI). At the State level we are involved with Quality of State government healthcare and quality of panchayat governance in collaboration with Government of Karnataka. As part of mission outreach initiative we are assisting Holy Cross Hospital-Chikmaglore, Christa Mitra Hospital-Ankola, Baptist Mission Hospital-Tezpur, Lady Willington Hospital-Manali and Kotagiri Mission Hospital. We are also partnering and networking with CMAI, CHAI, EHA, EMFI, St. Martha’s Hospital, SAIACS, ASHA Foundation and Hoskote Mission.
BBH exists to provide quality wholistic care to all people and train others to do the same in the spirit of Christ. In our endeavor to do this, we have allocated 10% of our budget to treat the poor and the marginalized; this translates into about Rs. 10 to Rs. 15 lakhs per month. Our charges at the Cancer Centre are on par with those of the Government hospital in Kidwai; poor patients can avail of subsidized or free treatment. We also hold free check-ups and medical camps for the police and other groups. Many new patient conveniences such as ramp and luggage room, 24 hours information Centre, Central OPD, Chatram (Male and Female), Inpatient Pharma, Parking area Expansion and Terrace Cafeteria were introduced during this period.
As part of our Community Health and Development we conducted a unique Alcohol rehabilitation programmes, Hepatitis B prevention program, Senior Citizens Welfare program and provide Care for differently-abled persons, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention & Management, Community Based Rehabilitation – disability. We have a Rural hospital called “Mother Theresa Hospital’ situated in Kannamangalapalya which is about 24 kms. from Bangalore. We started a Urban Health Centre in DJ Halli in 2012 and through Mobile clinic we reach out to 25 locations every fortnight.
Dr. A P J. Abdul Kalam - Former President of India, Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde, Dr. Clyde Meador - Vice President of International Mission Board, Dr. Veerappa Moily - Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dr. Ramana Reddy- Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, His Excellency Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka, Mr. S. V. Ranganath - Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Mr. Vikiramjit Sen, Chief Justice of Karnataka and Justice Shivaraj Patil former Supreme Court Judege, made us proud by visiting BBH on various important occasions.
All this has been possible because of God’s blessings on us and the support and prayers of friends and well-wishers of the hospital. The credit for the improvements over the last seven years should go to each and every one of the 1026 employees of BBH. Many new leadership development avenues have been created for our staff. Staff amenities and infrastructure support were improved. All the doctors, nurses and supporting staff have worked sincerely and with dedication to bring the hospital to where it is today. We request your constant support and prayers to enable us to continue to serve and support the community in the spirit of Christ.