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Management Team

Fr. Johnson Vazhappilly CMI
Executive Director & CEO

Fr. Johnson Vazhappilly CMI

Rev Fr. Johnson Vazhappilly CMI is the Executive Director and CEO of Rajagiri Hospital for the last 7 years, one of finest of healthcare facilities and one among two JCI accredited Hospitals in the state of Kerala, India. Earlier, in Rajagiri Province, he had performed commendably as Secretary for Education, Secretary for Finance, Corporate Manager of Sacred Heart Corporate Education Agency, and a teacher in history for 14 years. He had delivered keynote lectures on invited podiums such as CII, KMA, TIECON, etc. He has been an active member of key national and international healthcare management forums.

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He has also taken training from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta meant for healthcare executives. In his efforts to stay abreast of the challenges in the healthcare industry, Fr. Johnson recently completed a one year certificate course on Safety Quality Informatics and Leadership (SQIL) from Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Under his leadership, within two years of the inauguration of Rajagiri Hospital, it won several awards and that includes, Kerala State Pollution Control Board Award 2017 for private hospitals in 500 +bed capacity category in June 2017, the Best Multispecialty Hospital in Kerala in National Quality Excellence Awards-Praxis Media, in January 2017, Nursing Excellence Awards 2017 from AHPI, Outstanding Concrete Structure Award of Kerala – under Commercial Building Category, September 2016, Hospica En Masse award for Excellence in Quality, Safety and Patient Care in September 2016,etc.

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Fr. Jose Alex Oruthayappilly CMI
Chief Finance Director

Fr. Jose Alex Oruthayappilly CMI

Fr. Jose Alex was the Principal of Rajagiri College for 13 years,(1984-1997), Director of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (2002-2011) and Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology for 9 years. Following this, he was Provincial of Sacred Heart Province for 8 years. He was the member of various universities like Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala University, Calicut University, Mangalore University, Andhra University and other prestigious organizations in India. Fr.Jose Alex was also a research guide for doctoral research under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam since 1992.

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Fr. Joy Kilikkunnel CMI
Director Administration

Fr. Joy Kilikkunnel CMI

Fr. Joy Kilikkunnel CMI is the Director Administration of Rajagiri Hospital, one of finest of healthcare facilities and one among two JCI accredited Hospitals in Kerala. He is in the Board of Trustees of Rajagiri Healthcare & Education Trust since its inception in 2011. The Trust has more than a dozen projects in the pipeline that are earmarked to be masterpiece edifices in the fields of medical education and healthcare. Together with the Management council and Executive council, he leads the Hospital Operations, Hospital Expansion Projects and other new hospital projects of the institution.

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Earlier, in Rajagiri Province, he had performed commendably as a teacher in the Rajagiri School, Kalamassery in the year 1990-91. In addition to the above, in a career spanning around three decades, Fr Joy Kilikkunnel had held various lead roles such as Lecturer in Sacred Hearts College Thevara, Vice Principal and later as the Principal of Viswajyothi CMI Public School, Angamaly, Kochi .The experiences and education made him a professional with rare mixture of competence in management, administration and teaching , all rolled in a priest; which he effectively employed in his current assignment, that earned high appreciations from superiors, authorities and from the hospital stake holders.
Born in 1960, Fr Joy Kilikkunnel alias Joseph K J hails from Kizhakkambalam became a member of CMI (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate) in 1978, began his religious profession in 1981 and an ordained priest by the year 1990. He pursued BA Economics from Mahatma Gandhi University in the year 1986 and MA Economics from Baroda University in the year 1993. He did his MBA in Healthcare from Sikkim Manipal University in the year 2014.  He also holds additional Bachelor’s degrees in Theology and Philosophy.

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Fr. Jijo Kadavan CMI
DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCE

Fr. Jijo Kadavan CMI

Fr. Jijo Kadavan CMI leads the Human Resources Team of Rajagiri Hospital. An educationist who has moulded many youngsters in their career journey, Fr. Jijo combines Professionalism and Team Management with his unique administration style.He has served as the Director of Rajagiri Public School, Kalamassery and Chavara Darsan CMI Public School, Koonammavu.During 2014-2020, he has served as the Director of Jeevass CMI Central School,
Alwaye which is situated at the heart of the Town and was the Trust Member of Rajagiri Healthcare and Education Trust since 2017.

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Fr. Joseph vadakkepurathan CMI
DIRECTOR – PASTORAL CARE

Fr. Joseph vadakkepurathan CMI

Fr. Joseph Vadakkepurathan CMI leads the Pastoral Care Team of Rajagiri Hospital. A scholar in Spirituality and Counselling, Fr. Joseph brings the calmness and serenity into the Healing Ministry at Rajagiri Hospital with his simple, unique and prayerful approach. Fr. Joseph has completed his higher studies at Dharmaram College, Bengaluru and at Wardha in Maharashtra. He has been active in providing Spiritual Counselling and Religious Formation in the Congregation before joining Rajagiri Hospital Team in March 2021.

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Dr. Shiv K nair
MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Shiv K nair

Dr. Shiv K Nair is also the Head of the Department and Senior Consultant of the Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery at Rajagiri Hospital since November 2014. Prior to his appointment at this hospital, he was the Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, a University Teaching Hospital (1999 – 2014).
He began his career in Cardiovascular surgery as a Lecturer at the Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay in 1989. This is the largest University Teaching Hospital in Bombay, India.

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Subsequently he moved to Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology in Trivandrum as the Assistant and then Associate Professor [1990 – 1999]. This is designated as an Institution of National Importance by the Government of India. During this period, he has performed more than 12,000 cardiac surgical procedures.?

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Ms. Gracy abraham
NURSING DIRECTOR

Ms. Gracy abraham

Ms. Gracy Abraham has 37 years of experience in nursing national and international hospitals including Escorts Heart & Super Specialty in Amritsar, Max Heart and Super Specialty in Delhi and Apollo Group. Prior to joining Rajagiri Hospital, she was leading nursing at Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad. A highly efficient and methodical person who has experience in setting up hospitals and managing nursing department effectively. She underwent JCI, NABH, and ISO training and faced accreditation surveys successfully. Expert in developing robust training need, identification, planning, implementing and evaluation of nurses.

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She is passionate about patients safety and exhibits quality based compassionate nursing care.

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Dr. V.A Joseph
DIRECTOR - RELATIONS

Dr. V.A Joseph

Dr. V.A.Joseph is the former Chairman, Managing Director and CEO of South Indian Bank.He has 42 years of experience in banking, 31 years with Syndicate Bank and remaining with South Indian Bank. He is a postgraduate in Commerce and Personnel Management. Besides being a Certified associate of Indian Institute of Bankers, he also posesses Ph D and LLB from Pune University. He was selected as one among the top 100 CEO's in India in the year 2013.

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Dr. Sunny p orathel
MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT

Dr. Sunny p orathel

Dr. Sunny P Orathel, a graduate of Govt. Medical College, Kottayam, is a specialist in General Medicine and Pulmonology. He has 23 years of experience in Kerala Health Services. He was a faculty in Govt. Medical College, Ernakulam for more than 5 years. He was the State Secretary and State President of Medical Officers Association. He was the Past President of IMA Cochin. He is currently the Joint Secretary of IMA Kerala State & also the Secretary of Pension Scheme, IMA Kerala State. An avid sportsperson, he had represented Kerala State and Kerala University as a basketball player.

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Dr. Nalanda Jayadev
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Dr. Nalanda Jayadev

Dr. Jayadev has received formal training in Medicine (MBBS, MD Forensic Medicine & Toxicology) and Law (LLB). He has 16 years of experience across the healthcare spectrum including clinical practice, medical administration, ethics committee and medicolegal affairs (assessment of injured, post mortem examinations, liaison with law-enforcement agencies, court room appearances). “Work is worship” has been the motto throughout his professional journey.

Dr. Jayadev brings with him a unique perspective, patient-centric approach and resolve to improve operational efficiency.

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His primary focus is to facilitate a patient-friendly, high quality, compassionate & affordable healthcare within the confines of prevalent medical, ethical and statutory norms. His role as advocate of patient rights during the medical boards with patients, doctors and stakeholders is a step towards transparent healthcare delivery. This has resulted in improved patient-experience and better satisfaction levels among healthcare professionals. 

Dr. Jayadev has also been providing expert opinion to doctors, police, lawyers and Judges, especially in matters pertaining to medicolegal aspects of emergency care,  medical termination of pregnancy, surrogacy, end-of life decisions, informed consent / refusal, crosspathy, telemedicine, physician paternalism, professional autonomy, medical jousting, patient privacy & confidentiality, death during surgery, professional risk management, medical evidence (medicolegal reports, dying declaration, chain of custody for material objects),  etc.

 

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Ms. Ardra kurien
CHIEF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OFFICER

Ms. Ardra kurien

With 18 years of experience in hospital management, Ms. Ardra Kurien, aims to be the positive change in the organization.
As a Chief Strategic Management Officer, she is responsible for Joint Venture programs and New business initiatives of the hospital. She is also held responsible for service and facility expansions of the organization, promotion of the International Patient Services and development of new CSR initiatives for the organization. She identifies channels for Operational Management Consultancy and works at expanding the Hospital Telemedicine network.

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She also associates with foreign governments and health ministries for extension of healthcare services to their country. She has set the framework for the Risk Management Matrix for the organization (including strategic, operational, financial and clinical risks) and is responsible for ensuring legal and statutory compliances of the organization.
Ms. Ardra has a Masters in Hospital Administration from Mahatma Gandhi University (University 2nd Rank) and is currently pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics from the National University for Advance Legal Studies (NUALS).

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Mr. John vincent
CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER

Mr. John vincent

Mr. John Vincent, A Chartered Accountant with 14 years of experience with core competencies in strategic planning, Accounts, Budgeting, Taxation, Audits and Risk Management.
As Chief Finance Officer with Rajagiri Healthcare and Education Trust, he has implemented a robust and sound accounting and financial reporting system. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing reliable accounting policies and procedures. He has been highly resourceful in managing the daily operational and strategic roles of finance in a hospital setting.

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Mr John Vincent is a Rank Holding Chartered Accountant, a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a graduate in Commerce and law.

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Fr. Sijo george muttamthottil CMI
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR- SUPPORT SERVICES

Fr. Sijo george muttamthottil CMI

Basically an Educationist with two Masters: One in English and the other in Hospital Administration. As an Educationist, Fr. Sijo was the Assistant Director of Rajagiri Schools.
After his contribution during the initial stages of Hospital, he moved on to complete his Masters in Hospital Administration from Manipal University, Manipal. He also having Post Graduate Diploma In Medical Law And Ethics (PGDMLE) from NUALS cochin, also finished NEBOSH, IOSH, MEDIC. He joined back Rajagiri Hospital in 2017 as Assistant Director- Support Services.

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Fr. Alex varappuzhakkaran CMI
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - MATERIALS AND PURCHASES

Fr. Alex varappuzhakkaran CMI

Fr. Alex Varappuzhakkaran CMI is the Assistant Director - Materials and Purchases, CSSD and F&B of Rajagiri Hospital. He is an alumni of Sacred Heart College, Thevara. He has finished his Masters in hospital administration from Manipal University, Udupi. He has been actively involved in this hospital project since 2014.

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Fr. Jose paul thekkanath CMI
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - IT & SYSTEMS

Fr. Jose paul thekkanath CMI

Fr. Jose Paul Thekkanath CMI, heads the Information Technology Department of the Rajagiri Hospital. In the modern healthcare scenario, where IT is a powerful enabler, Fr. Jose Paul leads Rajagiri IT team with a clear vision towards an IT-enabled Hospital.
After securing B. Tech in Computer Science, he has done Masters in Health Informatics with a Specialization in Software Management from Manipal University. Previously, he was associated with Victor Hospital, Margao, Goa as the Assistant Director - Operations. His areas of interest is Data Analytics and is pursuing research in Health Informatics.

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