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Private health care expands in Liberia

From the print edition

LIBERIA, Guanacaste – Construction began earlier this year on a new wing to the San Rafael Arcángel Clinic, located in the center of the provincial capital of Liberia. The addition includes 10 general patient rooms, three premium private rooms, two surgery theaters, an after-surgery recovery room, intensive care facilities and a cafeteria. 

The San Rafael Arcángel Clinic opened in 2006 and has grown to its current size in three phases. This third expansion will bring the facility from the status of a clinic to that of a hospital with 24-hour emergency care and surgery centers.

There are 23 physicians in the clinic working in fields such as cardiology, nutrition, gynecology, physical therapy, plastic surgery and others. The clinic also includes a laboratory and pharmacy. As a medium-sized, private health care facility, San Rafael sees approximately 3,000 local and foreign patients a month. 

“The majority of our clients are from the region, and with this expansion we hope to see more patients from other countries traveling here for their medical needs,” said Ronald Guerrero, the clinic’s manager. “Projects like expanding this medical center are going to be what continues to pull Guanacaste up from the recent economic depression.”

The new four-story tower on the clinic is scheduled to be completed in December at a cost of $3.1 million.

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