Category: Hospital

Rio De Janeiro’s Newest 5-Star Copa Star Hospital Provides Patients With Hotel-like Atmosphere

Published / by TheRugbyUnion

Delivering all the features of a 5 star hotel, the Copa Star Hospital recently opened in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil is providing its patients with the highest levels of health care services.

The hospital, which opened in October, 2016, is part of D’Or Institute’s Brazilian hospital network. In designing the new medical facility, the project team set the goal of creating the most modernized patient care site in the country. That standard was clearly met with all of Copa Star’s offerings that include operating room robotics, neurosurgery facilities and the latest diagnostic equipment.

Copa Star was designed to provide the highest level of patient experience. Patients and staff are able to personalize several of the hospital’s environment parameters using a custom-developed iPhone software application. Patients are able to adjust lighting, contact the nurse and engage in video conversations with the physicians using a hospital-supplied iPad tablet. The intensive care unit is fitted with video screens that receive real time feeds from outside conditions such as traffic and the beaches.

The building implements energy efficient architecture principals, the structure makes use of natural lighting to illuminate and provide warmth throughout the building. It provides 9 operating rooms, 59 intensive care units and 155 patient suites.

Enhancing the luxurious ambiance of the facility, the lobby has a grand piano, luxurious sofas and the restaurant features a menu custom-designed by Roland Villard, known for his French gastronomy at the Sofitel Hotel and Pré Catalan restaurant. The hospital also showcases 231 kinetic art compositions of Japanese-born Yutaka Toyota, the 86 year old sculptor and painter whose works are displayed at fairs and auctions throughout Brazil. Copa Star is set to rival Brazil’s other top hospitals such as the Albert Einstein and Sirio Libanês hospitals located in Sao Paulo.

The staff consists of 550 physicians, nurses and medical support all of whom receive site specific education. The employees must go through 2 months of specialized training at the hospital that includes dealing with issues related to patient management and role-playing crisis simulations in scenarios with professional actors. Additionally, there are more than 113 specialists employed at the hospital.

The $155 million medical facility will specialize in cardiology and neurology. D’Or has expansion goals of building upon their their Rio De Janeiro success with additional Copa Star construction projects in Brasilia and Sao Paulo. View the design at rafarquitetura.com.

About D’Or Institute

Established in 2010, the Rio De Janeiro, Brazil-based D’Or Institute for Research and Education is a non-profit organized to bring scientific and technological innovation to health care. The institute has been involved in research projects that have included neuroscience and intensive care medicine. D’Or has partnerships with Universities in Brazil for graduate level programs and scientific projects. The graduate programs have included residency and specialization programs and fellowships. Read more at Scoopnest about Copa Star.