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.
The Complex’s assistance unit, the Pequeno Príncipe takes care of the health of boys and girls from all over Brazil. It’s more than the country’s largest pediatric hospital. It’s a renowned medical center where they practice and research everything that is new to diagnostics and treatment for children and teenagers.
The institution offers medical services in 32 specialties and is a reference in high and medium complexity procedures. The institution has 370 beds – 62 of them in the Intensive Care Unit – and 70% of its assistance goes towards patients who use the national public healthcare system. Just in 2018, there were more than 305,000 outpatient treatments, 23,000 hospitalizations, 21,000 surgeries, 900,000 exams and 251 organs, bone tissue and bone marrow transplants.
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 14 main researchers, dedicated to more than 50 projects divided in seven lines of search. With a highly qualified team, Pequeno Príncipe Complex’s unit has faced the challenge of carrying out scientific studies in Brazil’s current health scenario and has offered important contributions to improve the patient’s quality of life and well-being.
Pequeno Príncipe’s research activities collaborate in a decisive way so that the institution can always do more and better for high and medium complexity medicine. The studies also allow the institution to amplify the reach of its work in Brazil and the world.
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