Hospital do Curaçao translates as “Hospital for the Heart,” and that’s exactly what this cardiovascular specialty center is. Since its founding three decades ago, Hospital do Curaçao has operated as a philanthropic institution providing cardiac care to needy infants and children. Its future plans call for expansion to become a major center for the treatment of cardiovascular illnesses in Latin America.
Cardiology is not the only specialty on offer at Hospital do Curaçao. Located in the Paraiso neighborhood of Sao Paulo, the hospital offers treatment in 37 medical specialties, including orthopedics, oncology, neurology, urology, gastroenterology, and general surgery. More than 700 physicians practice there. Hospital do Curaçao was a pioneer in the performance of cardiac transplants and, in 1985, was the first in Brazil to perform a cardiopulmonary transplant.
This facility initially received JCI accreditation in 2006 and was most recently reaccredited in 2013.
Last updated on 28 October 2016
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