In the year that completes 50 years of its existence, Unimed Recife will expand its network of hospitals in Pernambuco. This Wednesday (13), the company opened a new unit: Hospital Complex Unimed Recife (CHUR).
The new equipment is located in Ilha do Leite, becoming part of a complex in the area, next to the Unimed III building. The investment is expected to generate between 900 and 1,000 direct jobs. Officially, as of next Monday (18), the hospital will be operational, already to receive patients.
With 22,000 square meters of built-up area, the opened hospital focuses on highly complex procedures, such as robotic surgery. In Pernambuco, it will be the first procedure room, whose first operation is scheduled for November 1. The bone marrow transplants will also be new and will have space to be performed in six apartments, one of which is for isolation.
The project also contains 20 ICU beds, two for isolation, 90 infirmary beds, 90 apartments, and five for isolation.
In the hospital, there will still be a day clinic, which is an area for small procedures that do not require an overnight stay in the unit. This area will have seven beds. In the structure of the building, it will also contain a cafeteria and parking for 286 places.
During the opening, the President of Unimed Recife, Maria de Lourdes de Araújo, highlighted the importance of the structure. “We expect to place about 70% of our network customers here. We want them to feel very welcome,” said Maria de Lourdes.
Dom Fernando Saporido, Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, celebrated and blessed the occasion during the event. “It is a huge contribution to the city of Recife and to the country. Unimed has been consolidated as a serious plan,” the archbishop said, as he prayed for all the people who will be cared for in the hospital.
The new unit was also celebrated by Paolo Bugliese, CEO of Pernambuco paper, who attended the event as a representative of the President EQM . group, Eduardo de Queiroz Montero. “Another unit, UNIMED, is providing a good service in the medical field, especially in this reality we live in,” Buglisi commented.
The state’s health minister, Andre Longo, representing Pernambuco Governor Paulo Camara, highlighted complementary health care. “This represents the qualification of care within the framework of complementary health. We have seen the importance of these special units serving during the pandemic. It has undoubtedly made the state’s health system grow, Longo said.
The Mayor of Recife, Joao Campos, who also attended the event, spoke about the growth of the medical center in the capital of Pernambuco. “Recife is establishing itself as the largest medical center in the Northeast and the second largest in Brazil, at the same time giving Recife life a greater opportunity for care,” said the director.
The President of Unimed do Brasil, Omar Abu Jamra Jr., celebrated this special moment. “We celebrate integration and our commitment to action. This is a challenging moment, marked by a major health crisis. But despite the crisis, we are investing in medical excellence,” said Abu Jamra Jr.
“Complementary health and job creation mean great benefits for all of us,” said Mauricio Matos, President of the Regional Council of Medicine of Pernambuco (Krimpe).
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