Assisi Hospital, Mukkoottuthara, was founded in 1987 by Franciscan nuns to provide health treatment to the outlying areas of Kottayam District. It has 100 beds. The DIOCESE OF VIJAYAPURAM today owns and manages it, with the patronage of RT. REV. DR. SEBASTIAN THEKKETHECHERIL. Assisi Hospital is a 250-bed multi-specialty hospital with 24 hour emergency services, general medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics general & orthopaedic surgery, ENT, dental, and psychiatry. The year 2012 is highlighted by the launch of a collegiate programme and subsequent development in the clinical field with new Departments and infrastructure at the Regular r Franciscan Tertiary School.