In 1978, His Eminence Cardinal Valerian Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, asked a question, do the suburbs need a hospital? The answer to this question has been the evolution of the Holy Family Hospital and Medical Research Centre. The Holy Family Hospital has been an answer to many needs. To the suburban populace, covering a vast and varied geographic, demographic, socio-economic and religious profile, the hospital is an institution that provides the best in medical care, at affordable costs for those in a position to pay, and free medical care for the under-privileged. From the very beginning, the Holy family Hospital has been, and continues to be, a need based institution. What started in 1985 as a 100 bed hospital is today a 225 bed medical institution and research centre, under the care and trusteeship of the Ursuline Sisters of Mary Immaculate. A symbol of hope in the presence of despair.