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.
This 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.