Rev. Fr. Dr. Binu Kunnath
Info kerala
The Director
Caritas Hospital
Kottayam - 686 630
Ph: +91 481 2790025

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Philosopher | Theologian | Healthcare Leader | Healthcare Consultant
More than 8 years of experience in providing leadership to institutions, building, and sustaining desirable culture. Leverages experience across different regions, people management capabilities, and knowledge acquired through global exposure. Committed to the cause of inspiring everyone to greatness and awakening people to wisdom.
Career Synopsis:
  • Set ambitious vision, envisaged & implemented new initiatives, and adopted best-in-class processes to grow CaritasHospitals to a sought-after institution with 658-beds and 38+ departments including Nuclear medicines
  • Formulated the Vision 2025 program for Caritas Hospitals and opened a new chapter of growth by starting the Caritas Institute of Health Sciences, Caritas Educity campus, and Caritas Policlinics sub-centers
  • Upgraded Caritas Hospital to Caritas Hospital & Institute of Health Science in 2020
  • Blog writer / Healthcare Columnist | Currently serving as the President of the Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) - Kerala
Visioning | Strategic Leadership | Hospital Administration | Team Management | Culture Building
Career Journey:
  • Director, Caritas Hospital & Institute of Health Science, Kottayam, Kerala | 2018 – present (Started as Joint Director in 2016)
  • Director, Caritas Educational Institutions (Caritas College of Nursing, Caritas College of Pharmacy & CaritasInstitute of Medical Education & Research)
  • Founder Director, Caritas Educity& Caritas Policlinics
  • Director, Gurukulam Pastoral Centre (under the Christ Group of Institutions), Bangalore | 2013 – 2016
  • Parish Priest: 2010- 2013 | Vice Rector: 2010-2011
  • CHCA/MHA from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, 2015-2016
  • Ph.D. in philosophy from Master Ecclesiae, Rome, Italy 2006-2010
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, Master Ecclesiae, Rome, Italy, 2002-2006
  • Masters in Philosophy, Dharmaram College, Bangalore, 2000-2002
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, DharmaramCollege, Bangalore, 1998-2000
Career Highlights (As Director at Caritas Hospitals & Institute of Health Sciences):
  • Played instrumental role in Caritas Hospital receiving significant accreditations, in the likes of:
  • ~ NABL Accreditation for Molecular Testing in Real Time RT PCR (Closed System) | ICMRapproval for COVID-19 Test
    ~ NABH Ethics Committee Accreditation in 2019 (Caritas Hospital is the 2nd hospital in Keralastate to obtain thisprestigious recognition)
    ~ NABH Nursing Excellence Certification in 2019
    ~ NABH Re-Accreditation in 2018 for providing quality and compassionate healthcare based on NABH standards
  • Led the hospital team to have a purpose-driven culture and master the processes which became instrumental in CaritasHospital willing several awards, in the likes of:
  • ~ The Lions Club International Excellence in Advanced Health Care Award in 2020
    ~ The Mangalam Golden Jubilee Health Care Excellence Award in 2019
    ~ Asianet Healthcare Excellence Award in 2019
    ~ Kerala State Pollution Control Board Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • With a strong foot on Caritas’ mission, spearheaded the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives making healthcareaccessible to thousands of needy and marginalized section of the society (2020 CSR spent at INR 13 Crore plus)
  • Led multiple Crisis Management programs during the tenure
  • ~ Led the Caritas team in its efforts to prevent and curb Covid-19 pandemic and Nipah with measures like Rapid Action Fever clinics,visitor control and hygiene measures, digital initiatives and awareness campaigns.
    ~ Conducted 20 Flood-relief camps benefitting 5,000 plus people and leveraged funds across the globe to contribute more than INR 26lacs to Government of Kerala towards this cause in the year 2019.