The new tower at the Hospital La Anexión in Nicoya has gone into operation.
The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social facility services much of the Nicoya peninsula.
The new tower provides 31 more beds as well as a dialysis unit, a pharmacy and a social work facility.
The hospital also is adding 48 new positions, said the Caja.
The dialysis unit is important because the hospital provides that service to some of the victims of the mystery kidney ailment that has been affecting mostly younger men on the Pacific coast of the Isthmus.