On October 2016, Copa Star Hospital was inaugurated in the southern zone of Brazilian capital Rio de Janeiro. It is located on the Figueiredo Magalhaes Street near Copacabana beach. It took three years for the completion of the construction of Copa Star Hospital. The hospital is a combination of sophisticated technology, luxury, comfort, and outstanding service. From the outside, it looks like a five-star hotel. The concept was introduced by D’Or Sao Luiz Network. The seven-story building is a masterpiece of technological innovation. It is constructed on an area of twenty-one thousand square foot. As compared to other hospitals, patients here enjoy a great level of freedom. They can talk to a doctor or request attention from nurses with a few taps on the iPad. New technology has been introduced for the automation of the beds. With the help of an application, patients can do various tasks like opening and closing curtains, changing the lighting of the room and accessing his doctor.
Dr. Jorge Moll who is a cardiologist is the founder and President of D’Or Sao Luiz. The construction work of Copa Star Hospital began in 2013 with an investment of more than four hundred million dollars. According to Jorge Moll, the hospital is a great alternative for people who earlier had to visit Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Complex surgeries can be conducted at this hospital where the qualified staff is available round the clock to take care of the patients. People describe Copa Star Hospital as the combination of professional medical staff and hotel accommodation. The aim is to help people recover from illness with the use of technology and comfort. An innovative feature of Copa Star Hospital is a separate area for the passage of stretchers and hospital staff. The galleries of the building are decorated with paintings of Japanese artist Yutaka.
D’Or Institute for Education and Research (IDOR) is a nonprofit institute for the promotion of scientific and technological advancement in healthcare professional training. The institute was founded in 2010 with headquarter in Rio de Janeiro. The facility has state-of-the-art equipment for researchers who rely on D’Or Sao Luiz for resources and technical support. The Institute coordinates with teaching and research activities of the network with units in Recife, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. Currently, the institute has a research team of seventeen people and more than fifty students that are involved in various research projects aiming to bring significant research output. The institute mainly focuses on research areas like medicine, internal medicine, neurosciences, and pediatrics. IDOR offers post-graduation courses Lato Sensu, Residency Program, and specialization and refresher courses. The researchers collaborate with students in their master’s thesis and doctoral programs like INCA, FIOCRUZ, UERJ, and UFRJ.
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