MAUI HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES SOLUTIONS FOR HOSPITALS’ LONGEVITY
HHSC Maui Region Enters Partnership Discussion with Hawai‘i Pacific Health
News Release from HHSC Maui Region
HONOLULU, Hawai‘i (January 7, 2015) – Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Maui Region facilities - which include Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lāna‘i Community Hospital - have continued partnership discussions with Hawai‘i Pacific Health. In an effort to help resolve the financial shortfalls which could cripple crucial services to area hospitals, HHSC Maui Region seeks to engage in formal talks with Hawai‘i Pacific Health. This action requires legislative remedy in order for both parties to make any official plans.
WHO: Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation Maui Region Wesley Lo, Regional Chief Executive Officer
Hawai‘i Pacific Health Ray Vara, President & Chief Executive Officer
WHAT: HHSC Maui Region seeks to formalize partnership talks with Hawai‘i Pacific Health. The two entities must seek legislative approval in order confirm partnership discussions and provide solutions.
WHY: HHSC Maui Region continues to suffer financial losses ending fiscal year 2014 with an operating loss of $43.3 million, with an additional projected $46.3 million loss during fiscal year 2015. A potential partnership between Hawai‘i Pacific Health and HHSC Maui Region could help keep the hospital operations and services running and provide future stability.
WHERE: Lē‘ahi Hospital (A Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation campus), NIS Conference Room (2nd Floor), 3675 Kīlauea Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816 -- FREE PARKING – Across the street at KCC (Corner of Makapu‘u Ave. & Kīlauea Ave.)
WHEN: Friday, January 9, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.
About HHSC Maui Region
The Maui Region of HHSC serves over 11,000 inpatients and sees over 45,000 people in the emergency room each year. With over 1,500 employees, Maui Memorial Medical Center is the only full-service, acute-care medical facility in the County, and the only hospital outside of O‘ahu providing a full range of cardiac services, including open heart surgery and angioplasty. For more information visit MauiMemorialMedical.org.
About Hawai‘i Pacific Health
Hawai‘i Pacific Health is a not-for-profit health care network of hospitals, clinics, physicians and other caregivers serving Hawai‘i and the Pacific Region with high quality, compassionate care. It is anchored by four hospitals—Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital, and Wilcox Memorial Hospital—with innovative initiatives in women’s health, pediatric care, cardiovascular services, cancer care, and bone and joint services. Hawai‘i Pacific Health is recognized nationally for its excellence in health information technology, specifically the use of electronic health records to improve quality of care and patient safety. Learn more at hawaiipacifichealth.org
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