Sundaram Medical Foundation (SMF) Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital is a non-profit trust institution well into its 17th year of service to the community. Founded by Dr. S. Rangarajan, SMF’s core ideals are based on his vision of being community centered, cost conscious and providing high quality care in an environment that is sensitive to the needs of the patient.
Dr.Rangarajan Memorial Hospital, Shanthi Colony, IV Avenue, Anna Nagar, Chennai – 600 040. Ph:+91 44 26268844/ 26144100/ 26144. Website: www.smfhospital.org
The SMF Emergency Department is a single-stop facility with a full spectrum of services. SMF was one of the first hospitals in this country to recognize the need for a round-the-clock center for managing emergencies. SMF prides itself on being the first institution in the country to have an organized full facility ED. The department provides treatment for a wide range of conditions - traffic accidents, burns, poisonings, acute medical emergencies like heart attacks and strokes.
It handles adults and children, on a "24/7" basis. About 30% of all admissions to the hospital come through the Emergency Department. The department receives close to 20,000 patients a year.
The SMF Emergency Department is based on well-tested international model of emergency care. We have an established triage system, a fast-track emergency outpatient clinic, a 5-bedded ambulatory care area and an 8-bedded ED resuscitation cum inpatient area.
SMF has also contributed to the development of Emergency medicine in the country in terms of research and education. SMF currently runs a 3-year postgraduate training course for doctors and a 3-year B.Sc. course for paramedics.
A 3 year B.Sc Accident and Emergency care is offered in SMF.