IRCCS Sacred Heart Don Calabria

Scientific director

Stefania Gori (Scientific Director's delegate)

IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria in Negrar of Valpolicella Public entity with a private administration, non-profit, Accredited by the Regional Health System (Veneto Region). In 2018 it obtained recognition as Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare.

According to the words of Saint Giovanni Calabria, founder of the Hospital: “The sick is our true master after God” the mission of the IRCCS is to place the sick person at the center of every attention. Assistance, education, research, and technological progress aim at a single final objective: to provide the best care 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 of European Cancer Institute) and is in the Accreditation Process as a Cancer Center.

In 2021, more than 16,600 cancer patients turned to the IRCCS, a number that has been steadily increasing over the years.

Clinical research activity has grown over the years: in 2021, 88 clinical studies, observational and experimental, were presented to the Ethics Committee.

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

The entire IRCCS is engaged in scientific production: 322 articles were published last year for a global impact factor of 1774 points. In the same year the oncology publications were 130 for an impact factor of 764.

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

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

In addition to the hospital, there are 365 beds in the social-health area that allow to devote significant attention to patients in all stages of illness. The building of an oncology hospice is imminent.

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