Manatí Medical Center gets $5.1M financing from FirstBank
SAN JUAN – FirstBank has granted a $5.1 million loan to Manatí Medical Center to finance the extension and renovation of its emergency room department to support consistent growth in the Puerto Rico north coast town after which the institution is named. The new facilities will have 9,678 square feet of new construction, in addition to 6,621 square feet of the existing area that will be renovated, and 5,939 square feet of basement under the new area.
“Through this financing for Manatí Medical Center, we are contributing to improving the services delivered to hospital patients under the highest quality standards. This will have a direct impact on the efficiency and agility of the services they offer,” Michael McDonald, executive vice president and Business Group executive at FirstBank, said in a statement.
Highlighted features of the new facilities include two trauma rooms, a fast-track area for conditions requiring less acute care, two waiting rooms and an area for collecting lab tests samples. Radiology and imaging equipment.
“Our goal as a private hospital is to provide the most complete, state-of-the-art, comfortable Emergency Room in the area for our patients and medical faculty. We are helping to build a future of excellence for healthcare in Puerto Rico. This is a great project that directly contributes to quality of life in our community,” said José L. Quirós, president and CEO of the Manatí Medical Center.
The new emergency room was designed by FIA Healthcare Architects, a Puerto Rican company specializing in medical facilities. The project, which is expected to be finished in November 2018, will create the largest and most modern unit in the area.