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Hospital Moinhos de Vento

Hospital Moinhos de Vento

Porto Alegre, Brazil


Hospital Moinhos de Vento opened in 1927 and is now one of the most highly regarded health institutions in Brazil. Located in Porto Alegre, the hospital has centers of excellence in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, traumatology, oncology, mother-child care, pediatrics, nephrology and respiratory medicine.

About Our Agreement

Johns Hopkins Medicine International and Hospital Moinhos de Vento — Johns Hopkins’ first Brazilian affiliation — signed a 10-year agreement in August 2013. Johns Hopkins’ support includes:

  • Developing and strengthening clinical specialties, as well as quality and patient safety programs
  • Consulting toward receiving Magnet recognition for nursing excellence
  • Research and academic programs, including residency preceptor development, complex case discussions and joint research initiatives
  • Facilitating Hospital Moinhos de Vento resident rotations in specialties such as neurology, pediatrics, internal medicine, cardiology and intensive care

Joint Commission International Accreditation

2017, 2014, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2002

Points of Pride

  • Ranked by America Economia as one of the top health care facilities in Latin America (2014–2019) and third within Brazil (2019) 
  • Second hospital in Brazil to achieve Joint Commission International accreditation in 2002
  • Only hospital in Brazil to have implemented the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, a methodology to enhance patient care by improving teamwork and adopting safety best practices 
  • Pioneered the concept of nurse navigators in Brazil to support breast cancer patients throughout treatment
  • Opened the Lydia Wong Ling Oncology Center
  • Earned regional, national and international recognition in areas such as people management, social responsibility, marketing and finance
  • One of five hospitals designated by the Brazilian Ministry of Health as a “Hospital of Excellence” 

What Our Affiliate Says

“We are honored by this collaboration. Our affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine International represents both the achievement of an objective and the start of a new cycle that complements our strategic planning. We view our institution from an international perspective and are ready to introduce a new form of integrating assistance, teaching and research in Brazil, with a focus on what is best for our patients.”

— Fernando A. Torelly, Former Executive Superintendent, Hospital Moinhos de Vento


Oncology Center Opening Ceremony

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