Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kula Hospital Expansion

SHPDA - The State Health Planning and Development Agency - has approved a certificate of need for a 15-bed expansion of Kula Hospital. This allows certain patients who are currently in acute care beds at Maui Memorial to transfer to long-term care beds, a more appropriate level of care for them, at Kula Hospital. It then frees up space for patients who need the acute care at Maui Memorial.

$5 million appropriated by the legislature and released by the governor will be used for the expansion. Wesley Lo, executive of the Maui region for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation credited Rep. Kyle Yamashita (at left) and Sen. Shan Tsutsui for helping to secure the funds.
The full Maui News story is here.

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