Dr Vikram began his first hospital in 1994. The newly built second hospital, the corporate head quarters located on S G Road, commenced in 2007. The other hospitals in order of creation and acquisition are as follows:
|Name of Hospital
|Number of beds
|Vijay Shalby Hospital, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
|Shalby Hospital, Opp Karnavati Club, S G Road, Ahmedabad
|Shalby Hospital, Indore
|Shalby Hospital, Vapi, Gujarat
|Krishna Shalby Hospital, Ghuma, Ahmedabad
|Shalby Hospital, Jabalpur
|Shalby Hospital, Mohali
|Shalby Hospital, Naroda
|Shalby Hospital, Surat
|Shalby Hospital, Jaipur
The hospital acquisitions were a part of offering treatment near to the patient’s own homes and utilizing the best practices in hospital management that as an institute Shalby Hospitals had acquired in the past two decades.
Dr Vikram started with a single speciality nursing home with 20 beds in 1994 in Ahmedabad. His beginnings were modest but soon the number of surgeries increased exponentially. The Krishna Heart Institute [KHI] of Ghuma, Ahmedabad, was commissioned in 2000. The newly built state of the art hospital offered the right infrastructure for TKR and Dr Vikram began operating overseas patients in KHI.
TKR patients who were beneficiaries of Health Insurance or their employers were mostly operated in KHI. Also, patients needing other specialty care were better treated in KHI.
The need to have a multi specialty back up for TKR and THR led to his building the first multi specialty hospital in 2007. After that he stopped operating in KHI.
The next two hospitals, this time in Goa, were acquired in 2011. The fifth hospital was bought in Vapi [Gujarat] in 2012. The sixth hospital, acquired in 2012, was the greatest acquisition till date, the Krishna Heart Institute [KHI]. As Dr Vikram used to operate at KHI, its acquisition was a major step ahead in getting more beds and high end infrastructure in Ahmedabad itself.
KHI was renamed Krishna Shalby Hospital [KSH]. Dr Vikram turned around its dire financial position and achieved breakeven in a matter of ten months. The old style low rise building of KSH looks very beautiful in the lush green surroundings of Ghuma, a part of Ahmedabad.
Dr Vikram works mainly at the main unit at S G Road and at Krishna Shalby Hospital. He has operated at many hospitals all over India and abroad.
Shalby Hospitals main branch has three key accreditations:
|[National Accreditation Board for Hospitals] It is a certification of Quality Hospital Care issued by Quality Council of India
|[National Accreditation Board for Laboratories] It is a certification of Quality Pathology Laboratory Services issued by Quality Council of India
|A certification of Standardised Quality business practices issued by the ISO organizations
Shalby Hospitals has many post graduate learning programs leading appropriate certifications and fellowships:
|Diplomate of National Board [Orthopaedics]
|National Board of Exams [three years] [TWO SEATS]
|Fellowship in Arthroplasty
|Fellowship in Critical Care
|Pain Management Course