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Hospital Moinhos de Vento

Hospital Moinhos de Vento

Porto Alegre, Brazil

2013 - Present



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

2020, 2017, 2014, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2002

Points of Pride

  • Ranked by America Economia as sixth on the top health care facilities in Latin America and second within Brazil (2021)
  • Ranked by Newsweek Magazine as the second best hospital in Brazil (2021).
  • 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 six hospitals designated by the Brazilian Ministry of Health as a “Hospital of Excellence” 

What Our Affiliate Says

“We are honored to collaborate with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. The affiliation supports our strategy of pursuing value-based health care approaches and the integration of patient care, education and research. Furthermore, it reinforces and amplifies our vision to excel in patient care.”

— Mohamed Parrini Mutlaq , CEO, Hospital Moinhos de Vento


Oncology Center Opening Ceremony

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