How We Started
St. Philomena’s Hospital is a place of hope and healing for many people in Bengaluru. The hospital was started in 1937 by Dr. Sr. Veronica Pitt, a qualified gynaecologist, and a small team of religious sisters of the Society of Jesus Mary Joseph. Dr. Sr. Pitt had a mission to provide medical care in India, and she succeeded admirably. She passed away in 1975, but not before making a huge difference in the lives of countless people.
Over the years, the hospital has been expanding and updating all the departments with modern technology and trained manpower. Today the hospital treats over 20,000 in-patients and 1,60,000 out-patients and offers free and subsidised services to the weaker sections of society. This commitment to social justice is at the heart of everything the JMJ Sisters do, and it is something we should all celebrate.
In 2022, the JMJ Sisters in Bangalore are celebrating 85 years of selfless service. St. Philomena’s Hospital is a testimony to the power of love and compassion to change lives for the better.