How Jorge Moll’s Rede D’Or São Luiz is Transforming the Health Sector in Rio de Janeiro

Jorge Moll is a respected cardiologist, entrepreneur, and healthcare management expert from Brazil. He currently serves as board chair of Rede D’Or São Luiz. He is also the brains behind the institution, which comprises of 32 hospitals (abc.org). Moll has also been featured in debates on entrepreneurship in the healthcare industry. According to him, entrepreneurship is all about discovering exciting opportunities and using them to create a business. He also believes that the best way of succeeding in this business is by taking calculated risks.

 

Jorge Moll’s Entrepreneurial Journey

 

Before becoming successful, Jorge Moll worked in the healthcare industry in different capacities (https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/6678/overview). He was ambitious about opening a hospital that would best put his skills to practice. Using his experience in the industry, he opened his first hospital that offered medical examination and treatment services. During that time, the health facility did not have adequate equipment to carry out complicated medical examinations.

 

Jorge Moll’s career both as an entrepreneur and cardiologist changed for good when he founded Rede D’Or São Luiz. The hospital network emerged as one of the largest health facilities in the Brazilian healthcare sector. Rede D’Or offers a wide range of medical services. Moll was inspired to open the network because of the decline in quality medical services in Rio de Janeiro. He believes that this decline was a result of the state-owned hospital that dominated the sector.

 

The first three hospitals operating under Rede D’Or São Luiz that Moll built include Quinta D’Or, Barra D’Or, and Copa D’Or. According to Moll, these health facilities were established with a goal of serving a large part of the population of Rio de Janeiro. These facilities strive to offer the city’s residents quality diagnoses and treatments.

 

Features of Rede D’Or São Luiz

 

With its headquarters in Copacabana, Rede D’Or was designed with luxurious structures in mind. The hospital’s corridors are decorated with 231 artworks done by Yutaka, who is a popular painter from Japan. The health facility also comprises of spacious walking spaces for the staff and patients. Occupying over 21,000 square meters of space, the facility lies adjacent to the Copacabana beach, which is one of the most striking sandy beaches in Brazil.