Hospital to launch a commemorative book and film on this occasion
Pune, 30th May 2017: Patients that are admitted to an intensive care unit of a hospital need constant monitoring, breathing support, full-time treatment or sometime even palliative care. Prolonged stays tend to be all the more difficult for patients and families,
emotionally, physically and financially. Said to be one of Pune’s first multi-disciplinary critical care units, Ruby Hall Clinic’s ICU marks a significant milestone this year with the completion of twenty-five years. Memorialising this very occasion, the medical facility is all set to launch a commemorative book and film based on the events during this journey. On Saturday, 3rd June 2017 the book will be officially unveiled in the presence of Chief Guest Padma Bhushan Dr. Farokh.E.Udwadia, the Father of Intensive Care in India and Guest of Honour Shri Rahul Bajaj, Chairman – Bajaj Auto Ltd.
What started as a four-bedded critical care unit in the hospital has now grown into 162 bedded critical care multi-speciality unit with state-of-the-art technology and a formidable team of doctors, nurses and intensivists. With the onus of treating over twelve hundred patients a year, Ruby Hall Clinic’s ICU is indeed one of the most sought after in the city. Since its inception 25 years ago, there has been continual new programme development and expansion of existing programming, integration of new technologies, development of new teaching and learning strategies for alumni and resident doctors which have in turn been beneficial to a large number of patients.
Dr Prachee Sathe, Director ICU, Ruby Hall Clinic has been instrumental in the setting up and growth of the ICU. In fact, she recently received her FRCP from the Royal College of Physicians, London. She says, “Much has changed since those early days when the first patients were welcomed through our doors. But our physicians, staff and volunteers would tell you what continues to matter the most after all these years is providing exceptional care. Being among those at the frontier of critical care and helping to develop both the best practices and the service and collaboration models has been gratifying.
The theme of this occasion has been designed to express our gratitude to a myriad of patients and their families who place their trust in us. We truly cherish the ‘silver bond’ between doctors and patients that has only grown over the past 25 years. In the current era of strained relationships between doctors and patients, it is significant to watch the experiences of patients who escaped the jaws of death. I couldn’t be more thankful to my mentor and guru, Late Dr. K.B Grant who was a true inspiration. He was the only one who believed in our endeavour, and look how far we have come!” she concludes.
Dr. Sanjay Pathare, Director – Medical Services, Ruby Hall Clinic adds, “These last few years have seen a drastic improvement in the kind of treatment options available as well as patient care for those who are in need of critical care. Day in an day out, we see life hanging in the balance at the ICU. The growth of our service, the privilege of curing an innumerable number of patients and the increasing acceptance of our ICU as the new standard of critical care, as recognised by our achievement of this milestone, validates the vision of our early years.”
Mr. Bomi Bhote, CEO, Ruby Hall Clinic adds, “The community has changed greatly over twenty-five years, as has the hospital, but the one thing that has stayed constant is the dedication and compassion of our medical staff members entrusted with making patients’ hospital stays as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Dr. Prachee Sathe and her team have been a constant source of motivation, they’re the reason the ICU stands where it is today. True to our name, the ‘Ruby’ has only grown bigger with time and casts its gleam of health on the community it serves.”
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