Residents of Figueiredo Magalhães Street had a reason to smile as the new Hospital Copa Star opened its doors to the public. After three years of construction, the state-of-the-art hospital was inaugurated and started its operation.
What attracted people’s attention was the design of the building and the hospital as a whole. Sitting on twenty-one thousand square meters and having seven floors, the hospital resembles a 5 Star hotel. Rede D’Or São Luiz, which is the largest independent hospital operator intended for this to happen. Read more at Scoopnest about Copa Star.
The hospital has managed to incorporate modern technology throughout the hospital. Each room is fitted with an iPad that a patient can use to communicate with the doctor or request assistance from a nurse. Patients can also control the automatic beds and use specialized applications on the iPad to perform certain functions such as controlling the lighting of the room, open and close the curtains as well as get access to the doctor with a touch of a button.
With an investment exceeding R$400 Million going into this project, the hospital is stocked with modern medical equipment that can handle all sorts of medical emergencies. Jorge Moll, who is a cardiologist, president and the founder of the Rede D’Or São Luiz said the hospital would act as an alternative to the residents of Rio, who used to travel all the way to São Paulo to receive medical services that required particular attention. He stressed on the fact that Hospital Copa Star will be capable of handling all types of surgeries.
Other than offering a professional staff, the hospital will also provide hotel-like accommodation that will aid in recovery. Hospital Copa Star has managed to create an environment that integrates technology and comfort to cater to its patients in a friendly manner. The hospital will seek to operate based on international standards and offer the multidisciplinary team to provide for any medical need.
These services can scare someone away since one would think that only private patients who pay by cash can afford this. However, the hospital will also accept other modes of payments and will enter into a contract with several leading health insurance providers. The corridors also feature an eye-catching decoration, a courtesy of a Japanese painter, Yutaka Toyota
The hospital has also gone an extra mile in training its staff to act and conduct themselves in a professional manner. They have been trained on how to approach and handle patients, how to communicate with patients and the dressing code that will deem fit for the workplace. The hospitals also brought professionals who trained the staff on evacuation drills in case of an emergency. The hospital has a staff of 550, of which 113 are doctors. View the design at RafArquitetura