Lourdes Hospital is a renowned multispecialty hospital located in Ernakulam, the commercial hub of Kerala. The hospital was founded in 1965 under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Verapoly and now serves 500 in-patients and 1700 out-patients daily, attracting patients not only from Kerala but also from other states in India and beyond. It is Kerala's first mission hospital to receive NABH accreditation for quality services. Lourdes Hospital today has around 36 established specialty departments that are constantly growing, equipped with advanced facilities and staffed by trained and dedicated employees, many of whom now lead training programs. Lourdes Hospital is also a full-fledged educational institution that provides postgraduate (DNB) courses in 14 specialties, a Nursing College that offers BSc, Post BSc, and MSc programs, a Nursing School (GNM), a Paramedical College that offers several courses, and an AHA International Training Centre.