feature story New reimagined examination rooms are delivered to a hospital in Rio

Chevron Brasil, in partnership with the Desiderata Institute and Rio de Janeiro’s Health Department, delivered this Friday, July 22, two new exam rooms. The initiative marks the completion of the reimagination project in the radiology sector at Jesus Municipal Hospital (HMJ). Specializing in pediatric care, the unit carries out 50,000 medical appointments per year and is a reference for the diagnosis of childhood cancer in Rio de Janeiro’s public health network.

Designed by the architect and artist Gringo Cardia, the project transformed the entire exam sector into a playful and pleasant environment, inspired by the seabed. Associated with a team with expertise in the work, the reimagined environment provides time-consuming exams and that often require invasive procedures to be carried out more calmly, soothing patients and their caregivers.

The sector also received a remote-controlled device donated by the Fernandes Fiqueira Institute (IFF) to the hospital. The equipment provides contrast studies to be performed in a real-time dynamic way, allowing the acquisition of scopy images often submitting the child to less radiation exposure than a conventional X-ray. HMJ is the only one in the city’s public health network to perform contrast exams and serves patients aged zero to 18 years old from across Rio de Janeiro’s state.

jellyfish garden and underwater robot room

The new Remote-Control Room was transformed into a universe full of light and movement called Jellyfish Garden. The X-ray room has become the Abyssal Robots Room where the equipment is represented by underwater robots.

“The spaces where patients are treated have a profound impact on their recovery and promote a much more sensitive and welcoming experience for their families and the professionals who care for them. With this delivery, we have completed the installation of the hospital’s entire radiology sector – work that would not have been possible without a long-standing partnership with public authorities and companies that believe in the cause of children’s health – and we hope to extend this experience to other service spaces”, reinforces Renata Couto, Executive Director at Desiderata Institute.

In addition to reimagining the exam rooms, improvements were made to circulation and waiting spaces and two other small exam rooms which provide greater comfort for patients and their caregivers.

“It is very gratifying and a source of pride for us to be able to contribute to this project. We believe that a successful community is directly related to people’s health and well-being. For this reason, our social investment program seeks initiatives that meet the demands and needs of the communities where we operate”, says Mariano Vela, Chevron Brasil Country Manager.