Recently, Jorge Moll spoke on the second Health Trends and Impacts of Hospital Management event. The shrewd entrepreneur contributed to the discussion by providing the audience with a brief history of the health sector in Rio de Janeiro. In addition, he highlighted the industry’s performance over the years (LinkedIn). Jorge Moll is the chairman of Rede D’Or Sao Luiz. He founded the hospital network a couple of years ago. With over 32 hospitals under its umbrella, Rede D’Or Sao Luiz is one of the largest hospital networks in the country.
The cardiologist talked about how and when he founded Rede D’Or Sao Luiz. At the time, he focused on having modern equipment that would provide the residents of Rio de Janeiro with excellent and impartial tests to a wide range of diseases. During this period, the city was considered to be the center of medicine in Brazil. With a favorable healthcare environment, the company did not see the need to operate a hospital. However, as the new millennium approached, the health services in Rio de Janiero began depreciating. The state’s hospitals, which were mostly public entities, were in deplorable conditions and the number of clients was way above that which could be managed by the health practitioners in the system. The city was in dire need of quality diagnoses and treatment services. The shrewd entrepreneur saw an opportunity and decided to build the network’s first three hospitals, which were Copa D’Or, Quinta D’Or, and Barra D’Or.
The early stage of the business was full of challenges. However, with the passage of years, the business improved, revenue increased and the company managed to pay its debts. Owing to their growth, the company was able to pay over one billion reals to the federal and municipal governments in 2016.
Jorge Moll explained the impact of Brazil’s economic crisis on the healthcare. Due to dwindling income, many people were forced to quit health plans and subscribe to the SUS. Some opted for cheaper plans with less coverage. The change meant many Brazilians could no longer access the quality health services that they were used to. In response to the crisis, Jorge Moll rolled out the Total Health management model. This model ensured that clients would get an affordable health care.