Cloudnine Hospitals is India’s leading chain of maternal and child care hospitals, headquartered in Bengaluru. It was founded in 2007 by neonatologist Dr. Kishore Kumar. Cloudnine’s expertise is in obstetrics, gynaecology, fertility, neonatology and paediatric care. The hospital offers pre-conception counselling services, pregnancy counselling including counselling for high risk pregnancies, specialized services for couples dealing with infertility, critical care services for mothers and newborn babies and paediatric care services.
The chain has established itself as a premier maternal and child health center through its experienced doctors, world-class facilities with quality infrastructure and state-of-the-art equipment and above all by adopting a patient centric approach. Cloudnine goes the extra mile by hosting baby showers, conducting antenatal workshops, physiotherapy and yoga classes, Lamaze (childbirth classes) and their signature Management of Baby Affairs (MBA) workshops to train the entire family on how to take care of the newborn baby and mother at home. Having celebrated over 30,000 plus births with a 2000+ strong team base, Cloudnine has expanded its reach to multiple facilities across India while continuing to maintain and excel international standards of patient care. In addition to several hospitals in Bengaluru, Cloudnine also has centres in Chennai, Gurgaon, Pune and Mumbai. Expansion plans for 10 new locations are currently underway.
Transforming maternal and child care in India
Reflecting on the tremendous growth the hospital chain has achieved in such a short time span, Dr. R Kishore Kumar, Founder and Chairman of Cloudnine Hospitals says, “Ten years ago, maternal and child health in India was not at par with that of the more developed countries. I did some research and found that India had a large progressive population that was looking for first-class birthing facilities and quality care during pregnancy. To meet their needs, my partners and I opened the first Cloudnine facility with the aim of transforming how maternal and child health was looked at in India.”
He further adds, “Today, our country can boast of having top-notch birthing and pediatric care services with world class infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities and we at Cloudnine are proud to have contributed towards that transformation. We help couples with fertility issues fulfill their dream of becoming parents, we take care of all their needs during pregnancy, and we ensure the well-being of mothers and their newborn babies post-delivery. One of our greatest achievements was making newborn screening mandatory, which has saved lives of so many newborns by early detection of congenital and metabolic diseases and early treatment. I attribute our success to our skilled physicians, dedicated staff and above all our patient-centric approach.”
Cloudnine, with 12 centers aims to lead the competition by investing in clinical and business innovation with technology. The hospital chain has raised $102.2 million in three rounds of funding since 2012, from Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners and IVFA last year. Rohit M.A, Co-founder and Managing Director of Cloudnine is currently working on a technology roadmap for the hospital through which the providers will be able to track the entire lifecycle of birthing. The plan is to be able to track a pregnant woman from the moment she starts her consultation. She gets access to Cloud Nine’s suite of services delivered over a smartphone.
Cloudnine’s medical specialties and facilities
Dr. R. Kishore Kumar, Founding Chairman, MD and senior neonatologist at Cloudnine: Dr. Kishore is an internationally acclaimed neonatologist who has worked in four continents over the course of his career, covering North America, UK, Asia and 12 years in Australia. He completed his MBBS from Gulbarga University and his DCH from Mysore University and London. He is an MD (gold medalist) from Mysore University, MRCP (Paed) & FRCPCH from UK and MRCPI (Paed) and FRCPI from Ireland. He has also completed his Fellowship in Neonatal ICU with an FRACP from Melbourne, Australia. At the time of his qualification, he was amongst one of the youngest and highest qualified neonatologist in the world and has been associated only with teaching hospitals. Among his many awards and accreditations he has the honor of being felicitated by former US President Bill Clinton for his exceptional achievements in the field of neonatology.
Delighted Corporate Customers
“On behalf of Britannia Industries, we want to thank Cloudnine, our Wellness Partner for giving an insight on all women’s health related issues, providing an appropriate measure to have a work life balance and also highlighting the paternal importance.” – Nandan Bhatia, Britannia Industries.
“The idea of making the phase of motherhood so memorable and enjoyable through the Pregnancy Program is a unique thought by the Cloudnine team. Our company is extremely delighted about this concept and the pampering of mothers has made our male employees a bit envious” – Somak, HP.
“The onsite awareness program on cervical cancer and the Well Woman checkup details highlighted by Cloudnine have boosted the confidence of our employees. They are much more health conscious now and follow an improved lifestyle as well!” – Nitya, TESCO.