Dr. H. N. Phadnis founds Shree Clinic, a small 7-bed hospital. Dr. Phadnis was a teacher at the BJ Medical College, when he took the unprecedented step of seeking a loan to start a clinic! The small clinic grew to a 20-bed nursing home in the leafy by-lanes of Jungli Maharaj Road became a sanctuary for expectant mothers at a time when dedicated woman-and-child care was still largely a cottage industry. A much loved and charismatic doctor, with a larger-than-life persona, Dr. Phadnis ran Shree Clinic the help of his wife Sumati and sister Radha, both of whom provided the extremely compassionate, personal nursing care that became the hallmark of the clinic. While Dr. Phadnis himself went on to pursue a spiritual path at the very peak of his career, he had laid the foundation for a legacy that would continue undaunted into the future. ONP Hospital traces its origins back to this clinic.
Shree Clinic becomes the delivery destination in Pune
Between 1960 and 1990 Shree Clinic becomes the go-to nursing home for the who’s who in Pune, a reputation that was cemented over the next few decades as it grows into a 40-bed hospital. The clinic further expands to open a new unit at Shivajinagar.
First tertiary level Neonatal ICU in Pune
Shree Clinic begins to expand. Dr. Amita Phadnis, pediatrician and neonatologist sets up Neo Clinic, the first tertiary level Neonatal ICU in Pune. In the first year approximately 50 babies were admitted. It was equipped with a specialized pediatric ambulance, and was the first private hospital to offer this level of care. It was in Neo Clinic that a new born baby was put on a respirator for the first time in Pune.
First IVF clinic
Dr Avinash Phadnis establishes the first IVF clinic and establishes a 65% success rate. Years before other similar centers were set up, Dr. Phadnis and his team were garnering invaluable experience firsthand! In the decades since, he assists in setting up over 60 IVF centers all over India, Bangladesh and Nepal, Today, over 1 lakh couples have benefitted from this treatment.
First wellness institute for women
Sumati Health is launched as the first wellness institute for women in Pune to encourage women to take care of themselves. Kiran Bedi inaugurates the initiative. Today, its work is integrated into ONP Hospital. The institute is tasked with improving patient lifespans and quality of life within the scope of primary care.
Shree Clinic to OnP
Shree Clinic is renamed Oyster and Pearl and it opens its doors as the first women and child hospital in Pune. Over time, the institution evolves into a multi-specialty hospital and comes to be known as ONP. In the years since Shree Clinic was set up in the early 1960s, Pune had evolved considerably, and with this transformation came changing patient expectations. Drs. Avinash and Amita Phadnis realized it was time to integrate the three separate units – Shree Clinic, Neo Clinic and Sumati Health Clinic – into one entity. The pioneering duo put together considerable professional and entrepreneurial resources to take the formidable legacy of Dr. H N Phadnis forward.
Silver Homes-Home away form home for the elderly in the heart of the city, Balewadi
In 2017, Dr. Phadnis ventured into the area of senior citizens’ care by starting an old age home in the heart of the city. This is a self-sufficient 40 bedded facility that offers comfort and care to several senior citizens, some in good health and some having medical issues including dementia & Alzheimer. It also offers facilities for assisted living.