Emergency Beds: 5
Land Area: 20,032 m2
Building Area: 13,809 m2
Hospital CIMA Guanacaste
Hospital CIMA Guanacaste, located in the Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, was a top-notch, six-bed emergency access clinic, modeled after critical access hospitals in the US. It was designed with capacity to expand to 18 beds in Phase One. The site had a pad allocated for a full-scale regional hospital. The Hospital was located in the northwestern region of Costa Rica, 6.5 miles from Liberia International Airport. It housed cutting-edge medical equipment, laboratory, pharmacy, radiology department and a 24-hour emergency room and a fully equipped surgical suite, with another shelled in operating theater.
The project was designed by IHC and built-to-suit by a large regional developer, from whom IHC leased the facility, and who represented it was developing a major retirement community adjacent to the clinic. The clinic significantly upgraded medical services in the region, but the developer never fulfilled its obligation for the retirement community, thus depriving the project of enough population density to sustain 24/7 services. CIMA suspended operations in October, 2018. CIMA created many strong relationships with physicians in the region and continues to support their professional activities and receive referrals and admissions through that relationship network.