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Hospital Angelina Caron

Summary

Hospital Angelina Caron was funded in 1982 and has grown to be one of the most important medical centers in the Southern region of Brazil. Of its 300,000 patients annually, 95% are covered by the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS).

Program goals

The Hospital Angelina Caron aims to fully serve its stakeholders and provide humanized care with a social commitment to better quality of life and the full development of all its patients.

Key program components

The hospital offers services for low income Brazilians and receives patients from all the country. One of it's specialties is organ transplants, operating over 900 large transplants since its founding with growing demand. Every year, 95% of its 300,000 patients are treated at the hospital through Brazil's Unified Health System (SUS), serving as an example of how care in private institutions can be financed by government insurance programs.

Its services are known for their high quality under the SUS system. In November of 2012, there was no waiting time to begin cancer treatment for SUS patient, whereas in most public hospitals, the wait can be upwards of 100 days. It also participates in various social initiatives such as Projeto Olhar Brasil which, through the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, provided over 20, 000 children in the region of Curitiba with opthalmologic services and glasses for free.