October 26, 2021

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Unimed-BH invests R$200 million in a new hospital in Contagem

Unimed-BH invests R$200 million in a new hospital in Contagem

The Enterprise project, which includes 360 beds, is scheduled to open in 2023 and will be located in the industrial area of ​​​​Cidade

On Wednesday (6) Unimed-BH announced the construction of a new hospital in Contagem, in the metropolitan area.

The health unit will be on Avenida Papeta Camargos, 1695, in the industrial area of ​​Cidade, where the network’s health promotion center is now located. For the project, Unimed-BH will invest approximately R$200 million from its own resources.

The new hospital is scheduled to open in 2023. Supposed to start work early next year, the project will have a capacity of up to 360 beds.

The unit will contain inpatient beds, intensive care units, 24-hour emergency care, an operating room, an imaging center and a laboratory. The Health Promotion Center will continue to function normally.

The choice of Contagem to build the project is due to the strategic character of the city, which is an important industrial center for the state.

“We prioritize the municipality because it is an easily accessible area for our customers and other surrounding municipalities. All of this will help facilitate the movement of people, reduce the search for other health centers, and bring more flexibility in service to more than 250,000 customers in the region,” said Unimed-BH CEO Samuel Flamm.

The health network expects the new hospital to create 1,500 direct jobs and another 1,400 indirect jobs for the city in the metropolitan area. According to Unimed-BH, an institution in the metropolitan area must have 650 collaborating physicians. The company will also invest, through partnerships with educational units, in the training of specialized labor.

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According to the CEO, the Health Network will also increase investments in social and cultural programs in the region.

“By motivating more than 5,200,000 physicians and staff collaborating through the Federal Act on Cultural Incentives, the Unimed-BH Sociocultural Programme, run by the Unimed-BH Institute, sponsors several projects in Belo Horizonte and Betim, which are aimed at training youth and children, teacher training and activities Free Cultural.Flam said our goal is to promote more and more initiatives in Contagem, and to expand our social responsibility.