Ruby Hall Clinic – A Brief Introduction
For over half a century, Ruby Hall Clinic has been committed to those who seek its care. With a four-bedded nursing home in the year 1959 in the heart of Pune, the hospital has pio-neered medical frontiers and boasts of a 600-bedded multi speciality centre found under the stewardship of Padma Bhushan Late Dr. K.B Grant. This is in addition to a 130-bedded unit at Wanowarie and 70-bedded centre at Hinjawadi. All of these are manned by a team of 300 consultants, over 650 panel doctors and 1500 paramedical staff. This is besides the 24 peripheral centres across the state of Maharashtra.
Embracing quality improvement, personalised healthcare and high-end technology, we are known to be Pune’s first nationally accredited multi-speciality centre. We are amongst the handful of centres in India to be accredited with 9 NABH and NABL certifications and a cGreen OT certification for our operation theatres. With an extraordinary array of resources for the provision of compassionate, state-of-the-art care, we are poised to identify and re-spond to the health-related needs of the diverse populations we serve.
Aided by the latest in science and technology, we treat more than 30,000 inpatients and over 1.2 lac outpatients every single year. From cardiac surgery and cancer treatment, to transplant units for kidney, liver, bone marrow and heart; from advanced neurosurgery to hip and joint replacements, from urology to bariatrics and IVF to even high-tech imaging and diagnostics, we cover any speciality one can imagine – right from the top of the head to the tip of the toes.
Hallmark Of Our Quality Assurance
Commitment to quality is an integral part of our care with the aim of clinical excellence and patient satisfaction and safety. We achieve this by continually improving our capability to identify, develop and provide services that are valued by our patients and result in positive clinical outcomes.
The only hospital in the country to have received 9 NABH accreditations from the QCI:
- NABH for Nursing Excellence
- First Hospital in Pune to receive the Green OT Certificate
- First Hospital in Pune to receive thePlatinum PDQ Certificate for Pharmacy from Bureau Veritas
To continue to grow and challenge conventions with our pioneering spirit and forward think-ing leadership while providing exceptional patient care.
To be a healthcare destination where high-end technology and medical expertise blend with compassionate and personalised care, to meet the health needs of all our patients.
DR. K. B. GRANT
Never cry for Me... Remember Me with Love
These words of Dr. K. B. Grant will stay forever with me. It was 6:45 in the evening on the 3rd of January 2011 when I was standing by his bedside. I cleaned his brow and held his hand. I then closed his eyelids forever. That was my final goodbye to a great man and a won-derful soul.
I remember the words……………
Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other
That we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way, which you always used
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes
We enjoyed together
My relationship with Dr. Grant had been one of a teacher, mentor, well-wisher and a guardian throughout the 41 years that I was associated with him at Ruby Hall Clinic. Before that he was a Physician and Cardiologist to my father way back in 1960. My father swore there could never even be a doctor of the calibre and nature of Dr. Grant. The man was so good-natured, frank in his opinions, always open to suggestions from colleagues and ready to discuss any problems whether professional or personal. When he heard about any difficulties I was facing in my early professional life, he would call me and counsel me as to how to go about setting up private practice. All he expected from you was loyalty, sincerity, hard work and dedication to his institution. If I want my nursing home to grow and be successful, I need a bunch of people who will never desert me under any circumstances, were his words. Some of us kept up to his expectations. It has been always been said that a great teacher (guru) is born once in a hundred years and for me that guru was Dr. K.B. Grant for the 20th century. He taught me medicine, he taught me manners. He taught us all what is ethics in medicine, how to be modest and always truthful to a patient. He taught us sincerity, punctuality, cleanliness, sternness when needed and how to keep abreast with all the latest happenings in medicine. So often one used to find him scanning the pages of the newest medical journals. And then when the last few months of his life began to unfold, he realised it too and he sometimes regretted having lived so long to see and feel himself going down. Mentally he remained very strong, but his frail body began its downhill slide. He just couldn’t bear it any more. And then on the night of the 3’rd of January 20ll the angels came to ask him to accompany them. He left behind a message…
Weep not for me though I am gone into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long upon my soul's sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soul's at rest.
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed.
For all those many years" There is no pain, I suffer not.
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts.
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath.
Remember not the strife.
Please do not dwell upon my death.
But celebrate my life.
Dr. R. B. Gulati
(Senior Cardiologist & Trustee, Ruby Hall Clinic)
“As the continuum of care continues to develop and evolve, what truly defines us is the devo-tion of our highly skilled caregivers that remains constant. We understand that patients come to us at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives, and we strive to place them first. We have added good health and happiness in the lives of millions over the last five decades and promise to continue to do so in the future,” says Dr. Grant.
Chief Executive Officer
He comments, “Our late founder entrusted the hospital management with a unique legacy which continues to pave the path and inspires us to strengthen and grow. Enhancing our po-sition as a recognised leader in the country, we have strived to make quality patient care our priority. Blending compassion with the marvel of technology to make a real difference in the lives of its patients has always been mission of our hospital.As a socially responsible hospital, we feel a deep sense of pride and commitment to all those who place their trust in our care and our ‘patient comes first’ policy has been a part of this very philosophy.”
Chief Operating Officer COO
At Pune’s finest hospital, she has been the dynamic force behind improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the care provided at the hospital, while single-handedly transforming its financial prowess. She provides direction, integration and oversight for the medical delivery system, while partnering with the CEO on a full range of operational and strategic issues.
As a practicing anaesthetist and c-suite executive, she is an inspiration to many.