Hospital Copa Star opened its doors in October last year after the completion of a three-year construction process valued at R $400 million. The hospital is located along the Figueiredo Magalhaes Street in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Copa Star is currently the best hospital in Rio with respect to luxury, comfort, and technology.
According to Jorge Moll, a cardiologist practicing in Sao Paulo, Copa Star is the best thing that happened in Brazil in the recent times. He noted that before the hospital came to being, patients from Rio used to fly all the way to Sao Paulo to get a Cardiologists. He pointed out that the combination of technology and the professional staff at Copa Star was good for the patients.
The Hospital’s Sophisticated Infrastructure
The architectural design of the Copa Star is unprecedented in the whole city of Rio, with sophistication standards equivalent to that of five-star hotels. It has seven stories with a total floor space of 21,000 meters squared. The corridors leading to the wards are sufficiently aired and aromatized. The walls in the entire hospital buildings are decorated with artistic drawings of Yutaka, a Japanese painter. There is a designated area for easy and confidential movement of stretchers and health professionals to and from the wards.
With the state-of-the-art technological equipment, inpatients can conveniently converse with the doctors and nurses. They are provided with iPads that are programmed in a way that all the patients do is click, and they immediately get the attention they need. This technology allows patients to control the lighting system and to open & close curtains at the comfort of their beds. Doctors can also examine the patients without necessarily stepping in their wards. Visit their profile page on Facebook
The Hospital Has Highly Trained Professionals
Before they started operations, all doctors and other professional staff members working in Hospital Copa Star were taken to a two-months training program, after which they undertook several tests and simulations. Some of the areas in which they were trained on include approaching & handling patients, the type of clothes to wear, and the makeup types to apply. The hospital has 113 doctors, with the other professional and support staff totaling to almost 400.
More Hospitals on the Offing
Hospital Copa Star is the first in a series of other hospitals of its standards expected to be established by the Rede D “Or Sao Luiz in all major cities across Brazil. Plans are already in progress for the establishment of hospitals in Sao Paulo and Brasilia.