Old IESS hospital will become Institute for Health Research and Innovation

The University of Cuenca is looking for ways to finance remodeling of Cuenca’s old IESS hospital, creating a new research facility managed by the school. It is estimated the project will cost approximately five million dollars. The university is in talks with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) to acquire the funds. The building, located on Av. Hayana Capac, just east of the historic district, was purchased by the university in March 2017, through a credit line from IESS Bank. The property covers almost 140,000 square feet. The focus of the new facility is to create a centralized record archive of…

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