Copa Star Introduces a New Concept in Medicine

From a glance, the Copa Star hospital looks like a 5-star hotel, but take a closer look, and you will be introduced to a new luxurious world.

Launched in October 2016, Copa Star introduces a new concept in medicine that is set to benefit the residents of Rio de Janeiro. Rede D’Or Sao Luz is the group responsible for the project.

Copa Star seeks to be the best hospital in neurosurgery and cardiology. That is the reason why Rede D’Or has equipped the hospital with modern equipment to improve the fields of neurology and cardiology.

The design

The architecture is compatible with a luxurious hotel. It is a seven-story hospital with various room including hybrid rooms, neurosurgery with magnetic resonance equipment, Intensive Care Units, and patients suites.

The hospital contains alluring artwork from Yutaka Toyota. It is also fitted with a glass ceiling that illuminates the hospital with natural lighting. At the reception area, there is a grand piano with an attractive interior. The hospital has a world-class restaurant with various cuisines.


The hospital has introduced the concept of telemedicine and robotic medicine used in the operating room. The equipment helps the surgeons to perform the surgery. They monitor the patients’ vitals during the procedure.

The concept of using iPads in the patients’ rooms has come to life in this hospital. The management has iPads installed with a unique app to the hospital. The patients can use the iPads to control the different functions of the rooms. They can be open and close the curtains, control the lighting, and also communicate with the doctors and nurses. The doctors can also use the iPads to share the radiology results with the patients.

Patients in the ICU usually get bored and suffer from depression which has proven to be a challenge. The hospital has installed screens in the rooms to help relax the patients. The screen displays real-time images from the camera installed on the top buildings.

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The personnel

It is not only the equipment that makes the Copa Star a world-class hospital. They have qualified and experienced doctors and nurses. They have 550 employees with 113 specialized physicians. The staff members undergo two months training in a stimulating environment. The primary goal of the training is to equip the physicians with skills to improve communication. They are also equipped with knowledge on how to improve the recovery process of the patients.

Final thought

Rede D’Or Sao Luz is planning to open similar hospitals in other parts of the States. View the design at RafArquitetura.Com