Beds: 88 licensed
ICU Beds: 23
Land Area: 3,500 m2
Building Area: 7,000 m2
ONA LEVEL 3
Hospital VITA Batel
IHC acquired Hospital VITA Batel in 2006, a 90-bed acute-care hospital located in the most prestigious area of downtown Curitiba, the Capital of the State of Paraná in Brazil, with a population of 1.7 million. Batel had 12 ICU beds and 7 operating rooms. The Hospital maintained a laboratory and a blood bank under concession contracts. Hospital VITA Batel was a full-service acute-care medical and surgical hospital and was fully equipped with all of the imaging capabilities of VITA’s other facilities. The objective of acquiring this adequately performing hospital was to convert its focus to cardiology, upgrade its performance and establish quality standards commensurate with that of VITA Curitiba.
With limited expansion capital availability, the facility was acquired under a lease arrangement and the VITA team joint ventured with a large cardiology practice and created the best cardiac hospital in the region as a compliment to IHC ‘s other facility in the city, VITA Curitiba, which served as the high-acuity, intensive care hospital in the region.
VITA Batel achieved an increase in acuity, primarily cardiology, grew revenue by 169% and operated with 25,300 adjusted patient days and 6,900 surgeries annually.