Rede D’Or Sao Luiz (Rede D’Or), was founded in 1977 and is Brazil’s largest private hospital network and the Labs D’Or units. Rede D’Or has partnered with healthcare insurers and health management operations. The Carlyle Investment Group caters to Rede D’Or’s financial needs. The Group is a multinational private equity investor. Carlyle has spread $193 billion across a combination of 286 funds, and for more than 250 real estate investments. The Carlyle Investment group has made investments in more than 200 companies.
The Rede D’Or network employs over 33,000 individuals and 85,000 affiliated doctors. The network has over 4,500 beds in its hospitals including at least 30 oncology clinics. Annually, over 2.7 million people visit Rede D’Or’s emergency rooms. There are 170,000 surgeries and 270,000 inpatient treatments. The Labs D’Or units served 150,000 people per month.
The system’s diagnostic units and hospitals are located in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Pernambuco and Brasilia DF. Brazil’s healthcare market is growing as a result of the Brazilians longer life expectancy as the population ages. The market for hospital services contains over 53 million people. View the design at RAF Arquitetura.
In Copacabana, referred to as one of the world’s famous beaches which run in front of Rio de Janeiro, is hosting a new unit of the Rede D’Or network, Hospital Copa Star, which commenced its operations in November 2016.
Copa Stars’ architecture is modern with all the amenities of a 5-star hotel. The hospital will have 150 beds, 45 of ICU, nine operating rooms, 105 apartments and an associated diagnostic park.
Copa Star is a “smart” hospital in that its patient rooms are accommodated with technology that manages all aspects of its operations. IPads allow the hospital patient to immediately and conveniently communicate their treating physicians and hospital staff. They are permitted to see their medical reports for full transparency is related to their treatment. They also can manage the environment of the lights and curtain in the room.
The diagnostic technology is state of the art equipment, and hospital care is to international standards. Copa Star’s medical staff consists of a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals. There are specialists trained in innovative techniques in the areas of Neurosurgery and Cardiac Surgery. The hospital has intensive care units and neurosurgery theaters and uses robots to effectuate cures and employs telemedicine.
More than 100 medical experts and 400 workers are hired by Hospital Copa Star to provide the maintenance, clothing, supplies, and billing. On the face of it, with all the amenities of Copa Star, only the wealthiest patient could afford to be treated, and the hospital would only accept private patients. However, Hospital Copa Star will accept all forms of payment, and will also work with patient’s health plans.