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New Hospital in Parrita, Costa Rica

New Hospital in Parrita, Costa Rica

On April 19th 2013, Doctor Edgar Carrillo experienced the realization of a dream. After 9 years of hard work, a symbolic ceremony took place to mark the laying of the first stones of this new facility. Functionaries from the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social and the Ministro De la Presidencia, employees, volunteers as well as members of the public were in attendance.

20130618-113745.jpgThis new hospital will be the largest in the entire region and will bring a new level of medical technology and services to the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The current clinic located in Parrita serves mainly local residents, however once completed this facility will be able to service residents from Jaco to Esterillos to Quepos. Having a hospital of this size removes the need to drive to hospitals in San Jose for many. Being only 10 mins from our development in Esterillos Este, residents of our community will have easy access to this new facility. On several occasions we have had to take our children to the current clinic in response to allergic reactions or other sickness and have found the patience and support of the staff to be warm and welcoming. Another unexpected benefit has been the access to full service emergency health care, including some minor dental work and medications all at no cost.
Our team at Higher Life sees the new development of this hospital to be a huge advance forward for the community and will seek ways to promote and support its future development and expansion.

4 thoughts on “New Hospital in Parrita, Costa Rica

  1. This facility is fantastico for the area. My concern is that the hours of operation might be minimal, and that no doctors will be on duty during the evening hours.

    La Esta instalación es fantastico para el área. Mi preocupación es que las horas de operación pudieron ser mínimas, y que no hay doctores de servicio durante las horas de igualación.

    • thehigherlifer@gmail.com

      The current facility that will be replaced by this new one has doctors on duty at all hours. Recently I had an emergency with my son at 11pm on a Saturday night and was seen at the current facility within minutes of my parking the car. There were english and spanish doctors on duty as well as several nurses. The new facility will be about 4-5 times larger and will no longer need to send special cases to the hospital in Quepos for x-rays etc. I will post some updated pictures of the facility when I drive by some time later this week.

  2. This new hospital is a wonderful addition to the area, I hope it is finished on schedule.
    Este nuevo hospital es una adición maravillosa al área, Yo espera que está acabado en horario.

    • thehigherlifer@gmail.com

      we hope so too. It will do wonders for the community in this are. It is a big sign that the development and forward thinking in this region is moving in the right direction.