Medical Social Center Augusto Lopes Pontes
The Augusto Lopes Pontes Social Medical Center (CMSALP) is one of the service wings of the Hospital Santo Antônio. Aimed at chronic patients who require long-term hospitalization, the unit provides comprehensive medical care, based on the work of a multidisciplinary team composed by physicians, speech therapists, social workers, music therapists, nurses, psychologists and occupational therapists. It also counts on the presence of pedagogues who develop adult literacy work and the reintegration of these patients into regular education, preparing them to resume their studies at the time of hospital discharge. Through the resumption of learning and schooling, patients improve their self-esteem as well as better understand their illness process, thus contributing to adherence to the therapeutic process.