The Pequeno Príncipe Complex is made up of three units – the Pequeno Príncipe Hospital, the Pequeno Príncipe College and the Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Research Institute – which work in an integrated and complementary way to promote health, education, research, art, culture, and social mobilization.
The Complex’s assistance unit, the Pequeno Príncipe Hospital, takes care of the health of boys and girls throughout Brazil. In addition to being the largest exclusively pediatric hospital in the country, it is a reference center where the most modern diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents is practiced, taught, and researched.
It offers services in 35 specialties and is a reference in high and medium complexity procedures. The institution has 361 beds – 68 of them in ICUs – and provides at least 60% of the assistance via the Brazilian Public Health System (SUS, abbreviation in Portuguese).
The birthplace of pediatrics in Paraná, the Hospital has trained specialists in different specialties for over five decades. More than 2,000 pediatricians, anesthesiologists, orthopedists, oncologists, and pediatric surgeons from different regions of the country, for example, have already finished their training and completed internships and residencies at the institution.
The Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Pequeno Research Institute has 17 coordinating researchers, who are currently dedicated to near one hundred projects divided into seven lines of research. With a highly qualified team, the Complex’s research unit has faced the challenge of carrying out scientific studies in the current health scenario in Brazil and has offered important contributions to provide more quality of life and well-being to its patients.
The Institute’s research activities contribute decisively to the institution always doing more and better through high and medium complexity medicine. The studies also allow the institution to expand the scope of its work in Brazil and worldwide.