With over a century of existence, the Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital was founded in 1897 and holds a position as one of the most recognized healthcare institutions in Brazil.
A group of German-speaking immigrants, whose dream was to offer health services to both members of German colony and to the general public as a way to reciprocate the welcome they had received in the country, enabled the construction of the building, which, today, continues to be part of the Hospital complex in São Paulo.
Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz is a general hospital with a Center of Oncology which is considered one of the most important references in cancer care in Brazil. On July 2016 the CATSMI (Advanced Center in Supportive Therapies and Integrative Medicine) was created inside the Center of Oncology with the objective of offering the best possible assistance to cancer patients.
The hospital accommodates the following:
- 278 inpatient beds
- 29 beds for semi-intensive care
- 44 ICU beds.
- There are 18 Day Clinic beds and 3 rooms for minor surgery (Day Clinic)
- 19 operating rooms,
- 1,914 employees and 5,231 registered physicians.
The hospital offers all specialities, organized by different departments: Surgical Center, Day Clinic, Emergency Care, Intensive Care Unit, Iodotherapy, Hematology, Endoscopy Center, Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), Transplant Center, Haemotherapy, Clinical Analysis Laboratory, Laboratory of Pathology, Prostate and Urinary Tract Diseases Institute, Institute for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Center for Excellence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Tobacco Addiction Treatment Center, Orthopedic Center, Center for Minimally Invasive Spinal Procedures, Center for Oncology, Radiotherapy, Center for Diabetes, Rehabilitation Center, Nephrology and Dialysis Center, Institute for Cardiovascular Medicine and Woman's Institute Gynecological Center.
The Advanced Center in Supportive Care and Integrative Medicine (CATSMI) is part of the Center of Oncology.
Palliative and supportive care
The Advanced Center in Supportive Therapies and Integrative Medicine (CATSMI) is located in the Center of Oncology. The team offers Palliative Care assistance to oncological patients (on demand) and also to all other specialties, we provide assistance on an in and outpatient basis.
CATSMI is composed of 9 members (3 physicians with expertise in Palliative Care, 2 physicians with expertise in Integrative Medicine, 2 nurses and 2 psychologists). We receive full-time support from social workers, physical therapists, nutritionists, spiritual assistants and any other areas where required.
Physical, social, spiritual and psychological support is provided to all patients and their families.
Additional contact: Dr. Ana Lucia Coradazzi (firstname.lastname@example.org)