Grecia hospital will be getting a makeover and new computers

Hospital San Francisco de Asís, the public facility in Grecia, is undergoing remodeling and some 50 million colons in computer systems have been purchased to digitize patient information, according to the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social.

The project is designed to provide better service to patients, said an announcement. The remodeling also is expected to bring the facility in line with requirements for handicap access.

There also will be some changes made to windows to improve security, said the announcement.

The hospital already has taken delivery of six new high-tech hospital beds and 40 more are awaiting. There also is on order two maternity beds, the Caja said.

The $100,000 in computer systems will be shared among the hospital departments, including the pharmacy, the announcement said. Officials said that they hoped this would reduce waiting.

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