IRCCS Sacred Heart Don Calabria

Scientific director

Prof. Piercarlo Muzzio

IRCCS Sacred Heart Don Calabria in Negrar of Valpolicella is a Classified Hospital, Accredited Hospital Facility with the Veneto Region. In 2018 it obtained recognition as Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare.

According to the words of Saint John Calabria, founder of the Hospital: “the sick after God is our true master,” the mission of the IRCCS is to place the sick person at the center attention. Assistance, training, research, and technological progress aim at a single final objective: to provide the best care and reception for the patient.

The IRCCS has a total of 549 beds for acute and post-acute care and has over 2,200 employees.  The activity has a solid surgical component of high complexity: 33,000 hospitalizations, 22,000 surgeries, and 1,450,000 outpatient services are carried out every year.

There are specialized medical professionals dedicated to oncology and diagnostic and therapeutic technologies of the latest generation. The organizational structure enables the multidisciplinary care of oncological patients and the use of innovative antineoplastic treatments. The IRCCS is a full member of OECI (Organisation European Cancer Institute) and has embarked on Accreditation as a Cancer Center.

In 2020, more than 15,000 cancer patients turned to the IRCCS, a number that has been steadily increasing over the years.

Clinical research activity has been thriving over the years: in 2020, 151 clinical, observational, and experimental studies were presented to the Ethics Committee.

The clinical units “Medical Oncology” and “Infectious and Tropical Diseases” and the Analysis Laboratory are certified at AIFA for conducting Phase-I trials.

The entire IRCCS is engaged in scientific production: 247 articles were published last year for a global impact factor of 949 points. The previous year, the oncology publications were 90 for an impact factor of 376.

Intense and continuous is the activity of updating and training in oncology, which has seen over the years the contribution of hundreds of specialists of national importance.

Besides this, the IRCCS collaborates with several universities in training and research.

In addition to the hospital, there are 365 beds in the socio-sanitary area that allow you to devote significant attention to patients in all stages of illness. It’s about to realize a cancer hospice.

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