Fortis Hospitals – Premier Architects of Integrated Care
Comprehensive medical care aims to address the overall well-being of individuals and focuses not only on the physical aspects of health but also the emotional, mental and social factors. And to ensure such personalised and inclusive care, coordination and collaboration among different healthcare providers, specialists and support services is crucial. Taking into account the unique needs and circumstances of each individual, Fortis Hospitals, advancing in almost all facets of medicine and surgery, delivers on this seamless and integrated care owing to its all-encompassing, state-of-the-art technology.
The brand, Fortis, known to play an integral role within the broader Indian health sector as a prime healthcare center pride at being a dynamic, modern and leading multi-specialty hospital in Bangalore. In order to develop a more profound understanding of their innovative practices and methods, we reached out to Fortis and connected with Mr. Akshay Oleti, Business Head, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru to delve extensively into their high-quality individualized health care.
The Care Network at Fortis
A passion for quality performance makes Fortis, a sanctuary for its patients for rest, rehabilitation and recovery while also caring holistically for their physical, emotional and psychosocial well-being. Its long-standing reputation for providing a broad range of top-notch inpatient and outpatient services with quicker recovery times marks it as the finest amongst the plethora of its competitors. With a well-acclaimed, academically proficient and world-class panel of doctors, surgeons, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals on board, the dedicated team embraces a positive spirit and endeavors to improve community health and wellbeing of all its patients with the best care and attention – at all times. They are recognized with some of the prestigious and highest accreditations like JCI, NABH, NABL etc. not only for their best practices in quality and patient safety but also for research activities, educational programs and training professionals for ensuring quality medical care. Even when the impact of Covid-19 on infection prevention and control had seen dramatic changes in processes, outcomes and measures, the dedicated infection control committee headed by clinicians and nurses efficiently handled the pandemic through proper regulation of infection control measures.
Fortis feels a sense of pride in its organization’s culture as it is instrumental in fostering their employees’ long-term commitment and loyalty. All staff, including highly experienced clinicians who work full time or as visiting consultants with the organization, have a prolonged tenure of more than 25 years. Being a centre of customized and personalized care, Fortis factors as the hospital of choice for GPs, consultants and patients alike with its quick assessment, intervention and outstanding treatment for several common and complex medical issues and conditions. In a bid to ensure and enhance the standards and overall quality of their care, the healthcare professional team depends on continuous feedback, negative or positive, from all its patients. Recognized for excellence and cutting-edge prowess in a wide number of areas, Fortis Hospitals have also enabled locals to benefit from their world-renowned experience and expertise.
Biomedical Units and Instruments
Known for providing an extensive range of surgical and medical services with a capacity of more than 400 beds, Fortis Hospital forms part of one of the largest of its kind in Bannerghatta. As constant seekers of new therapies and technologies along with innovative practices and methods, owing to their culture of learning and discovery, the healthcare hub actively taps into technology to unlock and exploit its full potential in the medical and administrative areas of the hospital. Fortis has carved an enviable reputation owing to its round-the-clock medical attention and state-of-the-art technology, especially in the field of diagnostics and remedial care in Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular and Neurosciences Medicine, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Urology, Orthopedics and Pediatrics amongst others. Their well-trained medical specialists respond quickly, efficiently and effectively, to any sort of critical and life-threatening medical and surgical emergencies at the 24/7 critical care department and emergency unit. Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road is the only hospital in the state of Karnataka to be granted the status of accredited 6 times by JCI. JCI is a translation of the commitment of the organization to the highest levels of care quality and outcomes.
In addition to the hospitals’ existing radiology, Cath lab, nuclear medicine department, radio therapy, pharmacy, dietetics and rehabilitation services, they are also equipped with beautifully appointed wards, day surgery facilities, laparoscopic unit, angiography suites, maternity and gynecology services, etc., and intensive care units such as surgical, medical, pediatric as well as neonatal. On the administrative side, Fortis is pioneering the usage of latest technologies to streamline the patient flow within the hospital. Thereon, the hospital holds in high esteem its ownership of the latest and advanced medical, surgical and diagnostic technology equipment like 256 Slice CT, O-ARM, LINAC, Brachytherapy, Davinci Robot, Mako Robot, PET CT, GAMA, MRI, etc., that ensures highly skilled professionals with unparalleled access to the very best in medical and surgical care.
Medical Innovations and Career Advancement Opportunities
As an academic institute that runs NBE and RGUHS accredited programs, Fortis offers fellowships in various specialties in addition to observerships and internships for foreign medical graduates. Additionally, training programs for staff members across departments on various aspects like fire safety, POSH, Biomedical Waste, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) are done on a regular basis. The hospital also frequently schedules and coordinates CMEs on various topics across specialties for in house and external medical staff. In terms of administration, Partnerships are a critical part of Fortis Hospitals and have partnered with organizations for crowd funding for underprivileged patients, loan facilities and patient appointment system aimed at improving the lives of their patients.
On the clinical side, the robotic assisted surgery program has garnered a widespread acclaim of resounding success. This in turn has led to more patients seeking the newer robotic technologies of treatment. Each month, the Bannerghatta Road hospital in Bengaluru performs 80-90 surgeries having harnessed the advanced robotic technology incorporating the latest developments. As Fortis runs one of the largest Robotic programs in the country, it becomes a resourceful knowledge source that routinely sets up orientation workshops on robotic surgeries for clinicians. Their impressive accomplishments in the field of medical breakthroughs encompass the following:
- India’s First Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer and Brain Tumor
- 300+ Mako Robotic Knee Replacement Surgeries in about 6 months, which is a first in the state of Karnataka
- Karnataka’s First Paediatric Robotic Renal Transplant Surgery
- Karnataka’s First Robotic Penile reconstruction surgery on 12-year-old Nigerian boy
- Karnataka’s First Robotic Vaginal reconstruction surgery on 23-year-old female with rare genetic disorder
- World’s First reported case of Robotic En-Bloc Kidney Transplant from a 13-month-old deceased donor weighing 7.3kgs to a 30-year-old recipient weighing 50 kgs
- Successful normal delivery of a patient diagnosed with Shoulder Dystocia during her 9th month of pregnancy
- Successful treatment of a patient suffering from Abdominal Koch’s (tuberculosis) and ovarian cyst
Not one to rest on its laurels and past achievements, Fortis shines through actively exploring and constantly researching; incorporating innovative novel therapies, cutting-edge technologies and advanced practices fueled by their commitment and unwavering dedication to learning and discovery. In essence, Fortis Hospitals with its multidisciplinary healthcare team, highly adept in revolutionary medical technologies makes significant positive changes in patients’ lives and delivers vital support and peace of mind to ones who walk in their doors.