The Catholic Archdiocese of Trichur, right from its inception in 1887, has made remarkable and effective contributions in the fields of health care, education, social welfare and development of the community in central Kerala. The strong presence of the Church has made a positive impact on the educational, socioeconomic, cultural and health indicators of the region. As on 2006, the catholic community of Trichur renders its services to the sick and the suffering irrespective of caste, creed or religion through 5 hospitals, 34 dispensaries, 2 counselling centres, 5 medical training centres that include a medical college and 11 rehabilitation or care centres for people living with incurable diseases, AIDS or leprosy, physical or mental handicaps or disabilities, drug-alcohol addiction, etc.
As part of the healing mission of the Archdiocese, on 17th December 1951, a small dispensary was begun at Thrissur. As a result of the self-sacrifice, exceptional dedication and above all heavenly providence, the small dispensary has now grown into Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute with 1450 bedded multi specialty Hospital with facilities for medical education such as Medical College, College of Nursing, School of Nursing and an array of allied health science courses.