The Rev. George Mathen Mission Hospital (GMM Hospital), Mallappally (in Central Kerala) is a non-profit, charity medical institution. With no other significant medical institutions around it within a radius of 16 km, the hospital provides essential and quality medical care to the residents of Mallappally, a taluk headquarters in the district of Pathanamthitta.
With many of the poorer sections of society being unable to afford treatment in other private medical institutions in the area, GMM Hopsitals fulfils a vital need by providing essential services to the poor. Today the hospital serves as the prime healing hub of the community with a reputation for caring and professional service.
With Government-run public hospitals today offering only superficial medical care and the state systematically cutting down on investment in Public Health, GMM Hospital is currently often the only option available for the lesser fortunate among us.
Functioning under the umbrella of the Central Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India, this hospital is the only one of its kind in the Diocese. Its administration is vested in the Holy Immanuel C S I Church, Mallappally; the local parish under the Diocese. The Hospital has been functioning for the last 42 years; with the local Church as the only major source of support.
The hospital’s location itself has vast potential in that it is situated at the hub of a vast and growing residential area. The considerable presence of the poor and needy in these places adds to the scope of a mission hospital.
1971: The hospital starts functioning in a rented building with a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, lab technician and attendant.
1973: The hospital moved to its current fully-owned site.. The new building houses two wards, with 12 beds. And then on, essentials such as X-ray, Operation Theatre, Generator, Laboratory, Canteen, and Water Supply System were added.