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Hospital Israelita Albert Sabin is expanded and grows 60%

The Hospital Israelita Albert Sabin (HIAS), located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, showed a significant growth over the past three years: it has tripled its capacity in number of beds and increased by 400% its volume of surgeries. The explanation lies in the expansion project prepared by the hospital board, which invested US$ 7.2 million (R$ 12 million) in spreading out and modernizing its infrastructure and equipment.

For the expansion and improvement of the infrastructure, US$ 4.8 million (R$ 8 million) were invested in construction works and an additional US$ 2.4 million (R$ 4 million) in acquiring new equipment, plus US$ 900 thousand (R$ 1.5 million) already spent in the expansion of the ICU, which now features 19 beds. Independent emergency, hospitalization and information receptions were also created. The forecast is that by this forthcoming March the full modernization and expansion project of the hospital will be completed.

All the work to recover the credibility of the Hospital Israelita Albert Sabin seems already bearing results. Data from the coordination of services rendered show that over the past two years, the number of medical attentions at HIAS grew 60%.

For 2011, the hospital, which now serves several specialties except maternity and cardiac surgery, plans to increase its turnover by 20%, increasing the number of emergency calls in at least 200% (the capacity is 5 thousand people attention per month and today it stands at 800 per month), in addition to obtaining the accreditation

HIAS in figures:

- Beds: 85
- Rooms: 44
- ICU Beds: 19
- Beds in Short Stay Unit (Emergency): 10
- Surgery rooms: 05
- Doctors: 60
- Specialties covered: all except maternity and cardiac surgery
- Average occupancy rate: 75%

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