The Madras Medical Mission is an organization inspired by the missionary zeal of Bishop Zachariah Mar Dionysius, Metropolitan of the Madras Diocese of the Orthodox Church of India. Strengthened by the devotion and commitment of the members of this Community at Chennai (erstwhile Madras city of TamilNadu) who promoted the registered charitable society in 1982, this organization strives to participate in the healing ministry by seeking to foster an environment of caring, compassion and love,which enables it to respond to patient needs in enviable ways.
From modest beginnings two decades ago, the synergy of proficient practitioners, prudential management and providential guidance has metamorphosed this ISO 9001:2015-certified MMM into an organization of excellence that promotes some of the finest super-speciality tertiary care medical institutions in India, with superlative infrastructure, leading-edge technology and accomplished professionals.
The mission's effort to establish an institution to engage in the Ministry of Healing resulted in setting up its first unit relating to cardiac care in June 1987, in the hired premises of another hospital in the Mecca of healthcare in India, Chennai. Within a short period, from this humble abode, MMM moved in 1995 to its own premises,an aesthetically designed eight-storeyed building with lush green surroundings, at Mogappair, a residential suburb of Chennai city. Under the patronage of Mother Theresa, this monumental edifice was inaugurated in the presence of luminaries such as Dr.ChristiaanBarnard (Africa), pioneer of the Heart Transplant, Dr.PantpisSakornpant, who has done the largest number of heart and lung transplants in Asia, and doyens of the cardiac world, Dr.Dominique Metras (France), Sir Terrence English (UK), Dr.Richard Engelmen (USA), Sir Donald Ross (UK) and many more. An extract from our Visitors Diary which conveys what our distinguished guests had to say about MMM.
The MMM complex with 300 beds set amidst landscaped gardens that provide a serene and tranquil environment with modern hi-tech and sophisticated infrastructure, state-of-the-art technology, very high standards of cleanliness and hygiene for quaternary care has won accolades from the international community.
Dr.John Kineeshaw, Papworth Hospital, UK, in awe states,“The magnificent modern new buildings here are obviously housing markedly great skill and importance in Chennai. Your operating rooms and intensive care areas are spacious and well equipped and are in many ways better than those in England. I hope the day will come when all may have access to such excellent facilities”.
The hospital is linked with other centres with their telemedicine network to enable sending and receiving digital images, ensuring connectivity with leading institutions for second opinion/referral services.