$1.4 million project will improve health care options for Kaua‘i residentsHonolulu, Hawaiʻi – State Representative Nadine K. Nakamura (Hanalei, Princeville, Kīlauea, Anahola, Kapaʻa, Wailua) is pleased to announce that Gov. David Ige has released $1.4 million in General Obligation Bonds to be used for improvements at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, CT Scan Room.
This project will provide design and construction funds for much needed renovations of the CT scan room.
“I want to thank the Governor for releasing these funds which will greatly benefit our residents,” said Rep. Nakamura. “Access to health care and important technology are key to living healthy, long lives. This critical project can now begin as soon as possible.”
Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi (Kaua‘i, Ni‘ihau) said the project is important for better medical care on Kaua‘i.
Lance Segawa, Kauai Regional CEO for the Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corp, said the project will take about 12 months to complete.
“The installation of a CT Scanner at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital will greatly enhance the hospital’s diagnostic capabilities," said Segawa. "Findings of CT Scan studies will significantly improve the accuracy of the diagnosis and treatment of patients at SMMH as well as those requiring transfer to Wilcox Medical Center.”