feature story Chevron supports another reimagination project in Rio’s hospital

Imagine a space of medical support that reproduces the blue of the ocean and the colors of shells and corals. This place exists and is part of the two-ward remodeling sponsored by Chevron Brasil to provide care for children and teenagers and their caregivers by Jesus Municipal Hospital, in Rio de Janeiro.

The new spaces were delivered on Monday (11/13) and the inauguration ceremony was attended by Patricia Pradal, Business Development & Corporate Affairs Manager; Charles Guerra, Policies and Governmental Relations Coordinator and Claudia Afflalo, Communications & External Relations Coordinator.

Along with the radiological examination rooms, also with scenographic treatment, funded by Chevron, the social project contributes to revitalizing the hospital which offers comprehensive support for children and teenagers including psychological care and school support for patients in long-term hospitalization.

under the sea inspiration

On a total area of 305 square meters, the scenography project used blue as the predominant color in the wards, to calm and make reference to the sea waters. Colorful shells and corals were chosen to illustrate this welcoming ocean and their images were placed on structures to facilitate the perception of children and teenagers who spend most of their time in beds.

Designed by the architect and artist Gringo Cardia and produced by the NGO Desiderata Institute in partnership with Health Department in Rio de Janeiro, the project also included improving lighting, replacing, and adapting all furniture, replacing all hydraulic, sewage, and electrical parts as well as painting, floor, ceiling, air conditioning, medical gas review and carpentry installation.

"The benefits of this humanization work for our patients and professionals are huge. Reduced stress, accelerated recovery, comfort, and a more welcoming environment. A win for public health workers and users” – Daniel Soranz, Health Municipal Secretary.

The hospital is a reference in child and youth care serving around 3,500 patients and an average of 110 hospitalizations in various outpatient specialties. Together, the two wards have 16 hospitalization beds where children used to stay for an average period of four to nine days or 150 to 300 days in cases of long periods of hospitalization.

why we support

We believe that humanized childcare during hospitalization can help boost the recovery of these patients. A survey carried out by the Desiderata Institute shows a reduction in pain and anxiety in patients treated in other environments already humanized by the organization and greater satisfaction with the work environment by healthcare professionals.

“We are very proud to participate in this project that helps alleviate children’s suffering. One of our social investment program focuses is children and youth health” - Patrícia Pradal, Director of Business Development and Corporate Affairs at Chevron Brasil.