This partnership began in 2009. Hospital da Criança e Maternidade de São José do Rio Preto (HCM) has 205 beds for children and maternity patients. The pediatric cardiac surgery ward has a dedicated intensive care unit (ICU) with 17 beds and a semi-intensive ICU with 8 beds, totaling 23 beds to care for children with congenital heart defects.
Geography & Demographics:
The city of São José do Rio Preto is located in São Paulo state and is home to an estimated population of 419,000. São José do Rio Preto is situated on the Rio Preto River and is the commercial, industrial and agricultural center of the northwestern region of the state. The city is also home to one of Brazil’s largest medical device companies, Braile Biomedica, and one of the country’s best medical schools.
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