Venniyil Dr.Sukumara Pillai Memorial (VSM) Hospital was founded in 1992 by a visionary Dr. V.S.Viswanathan in remembrance of his father, Dr. Sukumara Pillai, who was one of the few voluntary doctors working in a Leprosy Sanitorium at the time. Dr. V.S. Viswanathan is a successful doctor who has his own Polyclinic in Sharjah and is involved in a variety of social activities. He is a philanthropist who is actively involved in various attempts to uplift the downtrodden, educate underprivileged children, and establish palliative care clinics, among other things. VSM Hospital, which began as a primary care centre, is now one of the most successful hospitals in Central Travancore, with 300 beds and all speciality and super speciality departments such as Nephrology, Neurology, Cardiology, Urology, Orthopedics, and Oncology. It employs around 50 specialized doctors and over 300 staff people across multiple categories.