Subbaiah hospital is a tertiary based multi-specialty hospital with one of the best doctors in the country. The medical centre is founded as a teaching hospital of Subbaiah Medical College (now Subbaiah Institute of Medical Science) established under Sec.3 of the U.G.C. Act 1956 with the intention of translating the experience and expertise in medical education into affordable health care. SMCH is a leader in health care delivery in Shimoga providing state-of-art care for patients. The medical centre is located in a sprawling 25 acre campus that is lush green throughout the year.
Obsessed with the idea to transform knowledge Subbaiah TRUST has conceptualized Subbaiah Medical College and Hospital as a "Centre of Excellence" in medical education, Medicare, training and research. The Medical Education Unit at Subbaiah Trust recognizes its responsibility to promote lifelong learning through the provision of well-designed educational experiences, for the doctors involved in health care delivery, and benefit the future generation at large. The MBBS course is operated under the recognition of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Medical Council of India.
Subbaiah hospital is fully functional with all facilities and advanced technology. Students are provided with adequate opportunities to interact with patients and gain first hand clinical experience. The hospital houses various departments, respective wards, Trauma and Emergency services which are available 24X7. Well-trained Casualty Medical Officers who are assisted by a number of senior and junior doctors are accessible to 12 Operation Theatres. The hospital has one of the best Radiology centers in Karnataka, having state-of-the-art MRI machine, Spiral CT Scanner, Mammography machine, High-Resolution Color Doppler, the latest Ultrasound machine and latest X-ray machines (800mA, 500mA, 300mA, 100mA, dental x-ray, mobile x-ray).
The state-of-the-art ICU is equipped with a central monitoring system, piped oxygen, suction and compressed air, ventilators, defibrillator and blood gas analyzer. For critical neonates requiring extra care, the hospital has a hi-tech fully equipped specialized NICU. The hospital is supported by Super Specialist doctors, employed to render expert opinion and treatment to needy patients. A state of the art Blood Bank has the competence to provide constituent components, mainly pack cells, platelets and FFP. For this the department has acquired sophisticated internationally branded instruments and equipment.
In order to provide Medical aid SMCH Hospitals, Health Centers and research centers have been attached to the colleges which are working for eradication of diseases and improvement of health among poor public.