Maui, Lanai hospitals will continue to serve community under new Kaiser management

Maui Memorial Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente is one step closer to taking over Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital in July.

On Friday, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation entered a lease agreement with Maui Health Systems.

A spokesperson for Kaiser said all employees at Maui Memorial were offered positions to stay at the hospital and more than 95 percent accepted.

The hospitals will remain community hospitals and will stay open to everyone regardless of insurance.

It was first reported back in January that $20 million in electronic medical records and IT systems support would be added to the facilities. Services like the expansion of orthopedics, surgery improvements and psychology services will also be added during the transition.

Governor David Ige said in Friday’s statement that “Revenues generated in the Maui facilities will be invested back into providing healthcare services in the Maui Region.”

In January, he told KHON2 the transfer would save the state more than a hundred million dollars in operating costs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s