Hospital Copa Star Introduces The Luxury Hospital Concept To Brazil
A new type of hospital recently opened in Rio de Janeiro when the Copa Star started accepting patients. The hospital, located in the Copacabana area, is a luxury hospital that features the highest levels of comfort for patients combined with the most advanced technology and standards of healthcare. The Copa Star is owned by Rede D’Or São Luiz which operates several hospitals in the country.
The Copa Star features impeccable architectural design and details that are built to offer world-class care to its patients. Every patient is given individualized care by the hospital’s highly trained staff. The hospital uses a Smart Hospitality system where each patient is given their own Ipad with apps built exclusively for the Copa Star. The apps allow patients to talk to their doctor and nurse as well as access to their medical exams and results. Another feature of the apps allows the patient to control the autonomous features in their room such as opening and closing the curtains, full control of the light level, and control over their hospital bed.
Great care was taken in how the hospital was designed in order to allow much greater mobility in the hallways than at other hospitals. For example, there is an enclosed area that allows patients on stretchers to be efficiently and safely moved through the hospital. The Copa Star also features a completely private entryway so that patients can come into the hospital and leave with no possibility of their privacy being violated.
In another display of attention to detail, the Copa Star features works of art throughout the hallways that were designed by acclaimed Japanese artist Yutaka Toyota. The 231 works of his that are on display give the hospital a brighter, more cheerful, and more comforting atmosphere. His works of art make use of his skills in sculpting, painting, engraving, set design, and drafting. The hospital also, in a nod to patient comfort, has a built-in aromatization system that keeps the air clean and smelling fresh.
The President of Rede D’Or São Luiz, Dr. Jorge Moll, has said that the hospital is equipped with both the technology and deeply experienced staff to perform highly complex surgeries. Before the Copa Star opened residents in the area had to be flown to Sao Paulo in order to be treated at either the Albert Einstein Hospital or the Lebanese Syrian Hospital. He went on to say that the Copa Star combines a hospital setting with highly qualified professionals matched with the experience of a five-star hotel accommodations.
With the successful opening of the Copa Star, Rede D’Or São Luiz plans to open similar hospitals in other Brazilian cities including São Paulo and Brasília.