On the Copa Cabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, there is a new hospital sitting among all the resorts and restaurants. But this is not just any hospital. It is called the Copa Star, and it is very unique.
It is a luxury hospital. It is luxurious in every way. When a person enters the lobby, the first thing they notice is that there is modern artwork masterpieces by the world renowned artist, Yakuta Toyota. Mr. Toyota’s art pieces can be found throughout the hospital. Then they would notice that in the lobby of this hospital there is a grand piano along with the overstuffed chairs and sofas.
There is a restaurant, not a cafeteria style place where you get standard fare. Here, you get a five star restaurant designed by a world famous chef.
If you visit a patient’s room, you will notice that it is not just a room. It is a suite of rooms. The patient can, with the use of a supplied Ipad, control the temperature, the lighting, and even the drapes. Using that same Ipad, the patient can call and chat with the hospital staff. The patient can call the nurse on the Ipad, and even hold video conference calls with the doctor. In turn, the doctor can discuss the results of the patient’s tests, and even show the patient the results.
The extravagant hospital is the brain child of the president of D’Or, Jorge Moll. Mr. Moll wanted a grand hospital, one that is both luxurious and equipped with the latest, most up to date eletronic and robotic equipment. The testing areas and machinery are located right with the operating rooms so that the doctors can order and do testing during an operation if the need arises.
The intensive care units are equipped with a large video screen. The patient can change the scenery on the video from the street below, to the corridors in the hospital, and even live video from the beach. This is done to keep the ICU patients in touch with the world around them.
The Hospital Copa Star was designed with energy efficiency in mind. Hospitals use a lot of electricty for their treatment modules and testing equipment. The Copa Star uses only half of what other comparable hospitals would use.
D’Or plans to open more hospitals like the Copa Star, particularly in Sao Paulo and in Brasilia. D’Or operates a number of hospitals in Brazil.