This is how the new Monseñor Sanabria hospital in Puntarenas will look, the most ambitious project of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) so far in the 21st century.
“Amid the pandemic facing the country, our public health system continues to evolve to protect all people in our country,” said Dr. Roberto Cervantes Barrantes, general manager of the CCSS.
The project represents an investment of about ¢131,7 billion colones and is expected to be ready by the end of 2022.
The new hospital will have 350 beds and will offer new services to patients with cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
The new hospital will serve 316,000 people direct people and at the same time the fluctuating, migrant, tourist, and proximity population such as the population of the Chorotega Region.
The city of Puntarenas, with one of the more important cruise ship dock and destination in the country, is a five-minute drive from the hospital.
The new headquarters will be built on land located in the Barranca district that measures 150,000 square meters, the construction area will be 72,132 square meters.
It will have the following services:
- Emergencies with capacity for 43 beds
- Surgical Block with 12 operating rooms
- Outpatient consultation and surgery
- Delivery care in four rooms
- Clinical and administrative support services
- External Consultation with 64 offices
Among the new specialties that the Puntarenas hospital will offer are:
- Critical Medicine and intensive care
- Gynecology and oncology
- Home hospitalization
The new hospital center is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.