Hospital de Câncer de Barretos- Fundação Pio XII
Country of Operation
- Fundação Pio XIIFor-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryIn 1967 Dr. Paulo Prata founded Hospital São Judas Tadeu in Barretos to treat cancer patients in the region. His son, Mr. Henrique Prata took over the management in 1988, and has taken care of its operations and expansion since. One year later, the Hospital de Câncer de Barretos was founded.
Their goal is to provide the most humane and best treatment to cancer patients, no matter how poor they are. All treatments are free. They also strive to become the most important centre of oncology research in Brazil.
Key program components
Their goal is to provide the most humane and best treatment to cancer patients, no matter how poor they are. All treatments are free. Become the most important center of oncology research in Brazil. The Hospital de Câncer de Barretos provides patients with chemotherapy, radiology, radiotherapy, surgeries, exams, biopsies, and children oncology. It sees and treats 3,000 people every day. Patients from 1,210 cities in Brazil (2009) travel from all states in the country. Hospital São Judas Tadeu has become a palliative center, receiving terminal patients offering housing, treatment, food and care. Hospital de Câncer de Barretos has 1,000 beds for patients that come from out of town and need prolonged stay in Barretos with a family member. The hospital also offers housing for children and their parents for ongoing and palliative treatment, resting area for drivers who bring patients, and day care facilities for employees. Doctors, therapists and inhouse scientists are encouraged to develop studies to discover new forms of treatment, innovative products. Through partnerships with international institutions (MD Anderson, Mayo Clinic among others) and pharmaceutical companies, hospital patients can receive new drugs, being tested internationally. The local medical group teach and specializes on: head and throat; upper digestive tract; gynecology; mastology; neurosurgery; prevention; mammary; radiology; pathology; urology; colorectal video-surgery; and orthopedics The hospital has become a benchmark in clinical research in Latin America. It hosts a cancer prevention center developing research in molecular oncology and other therapies. The institution owns 6 mobile care units that travel in the surroundings of Barretos, as well as in the state of Bahia, Roraima, Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso for cancer prevention programs. To help finance the hospital activities, Mr. Prata has developed a series of fundraising activities that complement the money paid by the Brazilian government health care insurance (SUS): concert with Brazilian celebrities, cattle auctions, tax stimulus, and individual private donations.