Internationally acclaimed, the Copa Star Hospital in Copacabana is hoping to change people’s perceptions of a health care facility with innovative interior and exterior design and advanced medical technology for the latest in patient care. While only recently opened in October of 2016, the Copa Star is already known as a leading cardiology and neurology center with cutting-edge technology in the hospital’s smart surgical rooms, including allowing surgeons to view their patient’s scans during the operation. Other technology, which allows the hospital to provide superior patient care, includes telemedicine, robotic medicine and integrated MRI equipment in neurosurgery rooms.
While the Copa Star appears very similar to a 5-star hotel, the hospital dedicates itself to providing excellent patient care. In fact, the Copa Star was designed to be an example of health care in the future, where patients and their families both felt comfortable and patients experience a degree of autonomy that only the Copa Star offers. With an integrated iPad in rooms, patients are free to adjust aspects of their room, such as the lighting, for their comfort, without having to summon a staff member. Additionally, patients speak with their physician or a nurse using the iPad, therefore, patients do not have to wait and wonder what is going on. Even the staff of 550 is specially trained to put patients at ease. Check out their Facebook page.
The exclusive, personalized service focuses on patient comfort the Copa Star offers is second-to-none. Even the decor is unique, featuring plush, modern furniture and over 230 artworks by Japanese painter Yutaka Toyota. While the futuristic interior design of the Rio de Janeiro hospital is sophisticated, the Copa Star’s impeccable medical care with state of the art equipment is what draws discerning individuals who expect the highest standard of care.
Everything that went into building the Copa Star Hospital was first-rate, including the Eliane Laminate Ventilated Facade system, which features a cavity behind the building’s facade for ventilation, heat reduction inside the hospital and drainage. Other green features include water and energy reuse.
As part of the D’Or Network 22 hospitals in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife, the Copa Star caters to VIPs who demand privacy when entering or leaving a hospital, however, the hospital accepts insurance and does not discriminate when providing care.