Copa Star – The Modern Luxury Hospital

According to this article by Nelson Belen, a contributor to the Rio Times, Copa Star is a new luxury private hospital located in the heart of Copacabana. It one of many hospitals which are part of the D’Or network of hospitals, which are owned by Jorge Moll, President of the D’Or Institute. Moll has said that the objective of the new state-of-the-art building is to create a new standard for the modern hospital. Copa Star is said to specialize in cardiology and neurology, and has hopes to surpass some of Brazil’s top facilities, such as Albert Einstein Hospital and Sírio-Libanês in São Paulo.

The R$400 million-dollar hospital spans 21,000 square meters, has nine operating rooms, 155 patient suites, and 59 Intensive Care Units (ICUs). The architecture of the building allows light to radiate so as to avoid the traditional sanitized hospital atmosphere, and works of art by Japanese artist Yutaka Toyota are present throughout the facility. In addition, the lobby features a grand piano, sofas, and a restaurant with a menu designed by Sofitell head chef, Roland Villard.

Hospital Copa Star also boasts having state-of-the-art equipment such as a neurosurgery facility with MRI and diagnostic systems, robotics, and smart operating rooms and patient areas. In addition, the ICU’s have been equipped with a novelty which allows patients to connect with the outside world through the medium of video technology. Paulo Niemeyer, a neurosurgeon who helped design Copa Star’s ICU, has stated that patients who are isolated can develop what is called confinement syndrome, which distorts a person’s senses, especially their sense of time. The plethora of cameras which overlook the street, the ocean, and the beach, are meant to serve as a window to the outside world.

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The hospital staff tops out at 550 personnel, which includes doctors, nurses, and support personnel. Registered nurses undergo two months of special training designed to prepare them for a range of different situations, from how to deal with patients on a daily basis, to handling more serious life-threatening situations. Some of the training includes scenarios which are simulated by professional actors. According to D’Or representatives, the group has plans to open more Copa Star hospitals in São Paulo and Brasilia. Visit their profile page on facebook.com.

LifeLine Screening Is Vital For Good Overall Health

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The costs of the screenings are usually less than one would have to pay if they went out and sought the screenings on their own. Usually, Lifeline Screening procedures are available in civic buildings or at employers facilities.

The Lifeline screenings come in three different categories. They include an ultrasound screening, a finger-stick blood test, and a limited electrocardiograph screening. All tests and screenings are non-invasive, and the latest in medical equipment is used to get the best results.

The ultrasound sends out sound waves which highlight a live view of a person’s internal organs. This is the same procedure that was used in World War II to locate enemy submarines. The uses of the ultrasound procedures include diagnosis in cardiology, obstetrics, and ophthalmology. It is possible to see the blood flow in the arteries and veins so if there is any blockage it can be determined by an ultrasound screening. Carotid artery screening in the neck is valuable as well as the ankle-brachial index test to measure any peripheral artery disease.

The finger-stick blood test uses just a few drops of blood to get a full lipid blood panel. This measures a person’s condition as far as cholesterol and triglyceride levels, glucose levels, and levels of the liver enzymes. Knowing these measurements is important as the levels of high-density, and low-density cholesterol is important. Blood sugar levels indicate a person’s status regarding diabetes.

The limited electrocardiograph shows if a person has an irregular heartbeat. This is called atrial fibrillation, or A-Fib. This condition can cause blood clots which can result in a stroke.

All of these screening results are shown in a report that is available for an individual’s personal physician. By having this knowledge, appropriate measures can be taken by a person’s doctor in the follow-up procedure when the information is received.

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