The Pequeno Príncipe Complex is a nonprofit philanthropic organization that comprises the Pequeno Príncipe Hospital, the Pequeno Príncipe College, and the Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Research Institute. It works in an integrated and complementary way to promote healthcare, education, scientific research, art, culture, and social mobilization.
Complex’s unit of healthcare, the Pequeno Príncipe takes care of Brazilian boys’ and girls’ health. It is more than the largest exclusively pediatric hospital of the country. It is a reference center where its professionals practice and research the latest forms of diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents.
The institution offers 32 medical specialties and it is reference in high- and medium-complexity procedures. It has 370 beds – 60 of them in ICUs – and devotes 70% of its capacity to patients of Brazilian public health system. Only in 2017, it totalized 305,000 outpatients, 22,000 admissions, 20,000 surgeries, 829,000 tests, and 213 transplants (organs, bone tissue, and bone marrow).
Cradle of Paraná’s Pediatrics, the Hospital has graduated specialists in different areas for over four decades. More than 2,000 pediatricians, anesthetists, orthopedists, and pediatrics surgeons from all over Brazil, for example, already completed their formation and did internships and medical residencies in the institution.
The Research Institute
The Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Research Institute seeks through its projects new methods of early diagnosis and more assertive forms of treatment, besides of investigate infancy’s complex diseases. Thus, its work contributes for the reduction of infant-juvenile mortality.
It counts with 15 researchers who develop 95 research projects, distributed in seven lines of research. With a high qualified team, the Research Institute has faced the challenge of develop research at the present scenario of health in Brazil and has offered important contributions to provide more quality of life and welfare.
The research activities of Pequeno Príncipe collaborate in a decisive way. Thus, the Pequeno Príncipe can do more and better through high- and medium-complexity medicine. The scientific studies also permit that the institution increase its activities’ sphere of action in Brazil and the whole world.