This hospital was initiated in 1910, when a number of Catholic lay figures from Batavia under the leadership of Mgr. Edmundus Sybrandus Luypens SJ (Vicar Apostolic Batavia), Pastor Sondaal SJ, Pastor van Swieten SJ, Bp. Karthaus, took the initiative to establish a Catholic hospital in Batavia.
Early 1915, Mdr. Lucia Nolet, (General Superior of the Sisters of Charity of St. Carolus Borromeus 1914-1926) accepted Mgr. Luypens, SJ to open a mission in the Dutch East Indies – Batavia.
Due to the situation of the first world war at that time, it was not until June 22, 1918, that the ten CB Sisters from Holland left for Batavia by ship, and arrived at Tanjung Priok on October 7, 1918.
On January 21, 1919 St. Health Service Carolus was started and blessed by Mgr. E.S Luypen, SJ with a capacity of 40 beds.
Nowadays (2018), the hospital is called Rumah Sakit Umum Sint Carolus.
It is situated on the Jalan Salemba Raya no. 41 at Jakarta (Coordinates: -6,19 and 106,85). The hospital is classified as a category B hospital (reg.code 3173051) and has 219 beds.
The website of the hospital is http://www.rscarolus.or.id. From this website the history was copied (Google translated and shortened).
In 2007 RS St. Carolus received the title of Hospital for Mother and Baby. In 2016 a design of the new St Carolus Borromeus Building was made. In 2018, Laying of the First Stone of Construction of St. Medik Building Carolus Borromeus. Blessing of St. Medical Building Carolus Borromeus by Mgr. Ignatius Suharyo.