Padre Pio and His Work

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He said to his disciples: "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Pray, therefore, to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His fields." Matthew 9, 32-38

We need at this early stage of all possible help to raise the funds necessary to begin the construction of this humanitarian project. If you want to be part of the volunteers who give us their generous collaboration for the various activities that we will be doing in order to obtain the necessary funds, please provide us your information so we can contact you when we need to. Also, eventually, to have the humanitarian hospital built we need of the help of volunteers to keep the hospital running and to perform upgrades and have other hospitals and clinics in the country.

We want to hear from you, so we urge you to be part of our group of volunteer friends of Padre Pio. Contact us today!

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A Humanitarian Hospital

Where prayer and science come together in Jesus Christ crucified

This is the motto that Padre Pio built the Home for the Relief of Suffering. This same theme is that our association has taken to bring to Costa Rica a health system unique in the world and the current conditions of our health care system and government needed to bring about change in the comprehensive care of our Costa Rican population.Volunteering can be part of the change in the model of care in Costa Rica giving your feedback to our association that requires the help of all Christians and people of good faith.

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Costa Rica´s Current Healthcare System

The uninsured population is increasing and also illegal migration
Unlike other nations, Costa Rica does not have a Ministry of Health to provide medical care to people without insurance by the Social Security Fund, leaving a population of about 15% unattended, between national and foreign population, and is growing every year. See news
The Social Security Fund is in a financial crisis
Our healthcare system has been for several years now with appointment delays, without enough hospital beds to serve the entire insured population. On top of this, our social security is undergoing a financial crisis that threatens the quality of care given to the population, mostly to the poor and illegals. See news
Private Medicine with a very high cost
Given all these problems, the middle class who pays social insurance does not have a proper attention, therefore they have to visit the private healthcare system, with a very high cost for the middle class, generating a economic burden to this economic group that has to get in debt for private medicine that is the only option that can meet their basic healthcare needs. See news

Future Humanitarian Services

A Hospital for the body and soul.

El hospital está proyectado para que atienda a todas las personas de todas las edades. Como primera etapa se tienen proyectados los siguientes servicios:

  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Dentistry
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Additional Services: X-ray, Ultrasound,  Pharmacy, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  • Hospital: 10 beds for admissions
  • Casa del Padre Pio: 6 rooms for palliative care patients with terminal illnesses or disabling.

Healthcare Model

Where prayer and science unite in Jesus Christ crucified

This project aims to be a model for our health care system in Costa Rica and Central America for the good of all people. From a holistic point of view, the project is trying to treat people as a human being, with a body and a soul. This is why we will have professionals in the field of family medicine, nutrition, social work, psychology, physical therapy and spiritual advisors as priests and educators. In this way we reproduce the ideology of the House Relief of Suffering in Italy where love for the others is essential and help for the sick will be from a physical standpoint, but also spiritual. It is planned to start this way, and God willing, to make the parish center and prayer groups rectory in a third level or on a lower floor, below the same hospital. This interdisciplinary team will seek to help people with all their needs, both physical and social, psychological, nutritional and spiritual, working together to improve the quality of patients and their families so that they can find a direction in their lives and achieve physical and spiritual change to follow Jesus, our Lord and King. Prayer groups are key to this ultimate goal for people suffering in their lives, giving their life to God and do as the wife of Peter when healed by Christ, she stood up and served Christ.

This model of care given the current conditions of our health care system can with the contribution of all, benefit the general population of the country, both insured and uninsured, as estimated by the First Survey of Household Expenditure on Health coordinated by the Ministry of Health, implemented by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) during the first quarter of 2006 is estimated that annual spending per household in private practice amounted to 260,000 colones. This is where our partnership seeks to reduce these amounts for the benefit of all Costa Ricans under a medical model of European solidarity and a unique spiritual vision in the world. We hope that Costa Ricans in good faith contribute to this noble cause that will bring an alternative to the problems facing the country in public health.

The Project