Copa Star; A Five-Star Hospital in Rio

After three years of construction, the Copa Star Hospital was finally inaugurated in October 2016 in the magnificent city of Rio. Work began in 2013 with an estimated investment of close to $ 400 million being channeled into the project. Located in the southern zone of Rio, more specifically in Figueiredo Magalhães Street, in Copacabana, the hospital will majorly focus on surgical operation specializing in cardiology and neurology. View the design at RafArquitetura.Com

The Copa Star Hospital unites qualified service, comfort, luxury and sophisticated technology. The architectural project is reminiscent of a five-star hotel, opening its doors to a “class AA” clientele as described by Jorge Moll, a Rio de Janeiro cardiologist. Their goal is to attract patients who take the air bridge in search of high complexity care in São Paulo, especially in the Albert Einstein and Sírio-Libanês hospitals.

With 21,000 m² of occupied area and seven floors, the hospital combines technological innovation and refinement. The hospital has installed IPads for their inpatients, with just a few touches, it is possible to have a conversation with the doctor or to request attention from the nurses. This technology also aids the patients through automation of their functionalities. Through it, a patient can change the lighting of the room, open and close the curtains or access the results of their medical examinations together with their doctors.

The hospital has nine fully equipped operation rooms and 155 inpatient suites, 59 of which are in the Intensive Care Center (ICU). Three of the operation rooms are called hybrids, equipped with resonance and hemodynamic devices, among others, which allows the staff to perform exams while a patient is in operation. Costing more than a million dollar, the resonance equipment and microscope installed in the neurological surgery room were set up under the guidance of Paulo Niemeyer, a specialist body responsible for the industry.

Among the numerous innovations by the Copa Star Hospital, there is an attached area for the flow of stretchers and health professionals. Installed with three elevators, the unit ensures no patient will see the shuttle of stretchers and trolleys with bedding. For the comfort and safety of their patients, the hospital beds have inflammable mattresses to shape the patient’s positions.

The hospital goes beyond the environment of a hospital by providing its patients with a life outside a hospital experience. Cameras at the top of the eight-story building will transmit real-time footage of the Copacabana sea while the architecture of the building allows the entrance of natural light, which radiates even in the beds, and works of art are seen from all sides.

The Copa Star Hospital team is composed of 550 professionals which include 113 physicians. The staff underwent a two-month behavioral training at the hospital attended by actors, who simulated situations of crisis and daily life. The staff has been trained from how to approach patients to what clothes and makeup type to use.

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