By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The lobby of the newest luxury building in the heart of Copacabana features a grand piano, plush sofas, artwork from Japanese artist Yutaka Toyota, and a restaurant with a menu designed by Sofitel head chef, Roland Villard. But, while the latest addition to the neighborhood could easily be mistaken for a new five-star luxury hotel or posh residential building, it’s actually Rio’s newest top-of-the-line private hospital, Copa Star.

The premium medical facility, which opened earlier this month at Rua Figueiredo de Magalhães is part . . .

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