The New Building On The Beach

There is a new building there on the beach in Rio de Janeiro. It is on Copacabana beach. It is called the Copa Star. At first glance, it looks like it might be a five star hotel. But a closer look reveals that this building, with its five-star restaurant inside, is a hospital!

Yes, it is a hospital, though you wouldn’t know it the minute you walk in. The lobby sports a grand piano, ultra-modern artwork by the famed Japanese artist, Yutaka Toyota, and overstuffed, fluffy sofas and chairs.

The restaurant was designed by a world class chef, as was the menu, which features dishes from around the world. Indeed, the restaurant is one of the finest in Rio de Janeiro.

According to Jorge Moll, the director of Rede D’Or, the parent company that built the hospital, D’Or plans to build more like it, in Brasilia and Sao Paulo. The building was constructed in a limited space, and occupies five stories.

There are 115 patient suites. Each suite of rooms has its own bathroom. There is a tablet in each room that the patient can use to control the temperature, the lighting, and even the drapes. The same tablet can be used to hold video conferences with the staff, the nurses, and even the doctors. The doctor can use the tablet to display for the patient the results of their latest tests.

There are 59 intensive care units. Each intensive care unit has a video screen controlled by the patient, which displays live scenes from the beach outside, the street below, and various areas around the hospital. This is done to combat the boredom and isolation a patient feels while in intensive care.

The nine operating rooms are the pride and joy of the hospital. They boast the latest in high tech, robotic assistants for an operation and other tasks. There are other pieces of high tech equipment in each operating room so that the doctors can perform further tests on the patient without having to wait. This improves recovery time.

The Copa Star plans to specialize in cardiology and neurology patients. D’Or operates a number of hospitals and clinics throughout Brazil.

Read more at SSC Magazine about Copa Star.

Who is the New Plastic Surgeon in Austin?

The latest plastic surgeon to start a practice in Austin, Texas is newer to practicing in the area, but not new to the practice of plastic surgery. Dr. Jennifer Walden recently started her plastic surgery practice in Austin, Texas after a move from her former practice in Manhattan.

Dr. Jennifer Walden has been practicing plastic surgery now in Austin for nearly five years. She had a plastic surgeon practice in New York for about seven years. She is a board certified plastic surgeon. She has all of the abilities and more of a plastic surgeon. She has aesthetic surgery, rhinoplasty, cosmetics, chemical peels, juvederm, fillers, breast augumentation, breast implants, face lift, liposuction, dermatology, body contouring and many more surgeries and services on her list of procedures she is trained and certified to perform.

Dr. Jennifer Walden has credited her success on her strong resolve and balance she has created in her life. Education, career and family are all things she is resolved to have present in her life. She works harder than most to have a balance career. Her resolve to have a family once she was in her late thirties was not ruined by not having a man in her life that she wanted to marry. She chose to have IVF treatment, so she could have children before her last eggs were up. Her children are the reason she chose to move her plastic surgeon practice to Austin, Texas. Texas is where her other family members live and she wanted her two children to enjoy being surrounded by family.

Dr. Jennifer Walden is pleased to see that she has been able to build a new plastic surgeon office in Austin in only three years. She is a doer, so she has never been one to be idle. Her new practice has far exceeded what she expected it would be in only three to four years. She credits her resolve, her doer attitude and her organized method of living as the reason why she has been able to achieve this feat. Additionally her calm and relaxing personality have made her a popular plastic surgeon in the area for patients who want to be at ease when receiving a plastic surgery procedure.