Could anybody please help me read this part of an article correctly. The author, I think, says Santiago is a typical city and each of the typical cities has one hospital. I don't quite understand first why Santiago is called a typical city; Santiago is the capital of Chile and it's large. Second do typical cities only have one hospital? I presume my difficulty is rooted in my understanding of 'a typical city.' Does this mean a prototypical city; thus, a prototypical hospital (representing the more than just one hospital)? But if this reading were the case, the consistency would break in the next paragraph, which is quoted next. Certainly the author is considering an element noun here, not its prototypical noun.
(13) a. As soon as my cousin arrived in Santiago, she broke her foot and had to spend a week in the hospital.
It has been suggested to us by Paul Kay, Tadashi Kumagai and others that use of definite NPs to denote non-unique locations such as those in (13) and (15) may be explained in terms of frames, in the sense of Fillmore (1977, 1987). For example, in (13a) the mention of Santiago may give rise to a frame for a typical city, which includes a hospital.
However, this does not seem to account for all cases:
(16) a. The first thing we did upon arriving in Santiago was to go to the park and have a relaxing picnic lunch.
In (16a), use of the park seems felicitous despite the fact that there is typically more than a single park within a given city.